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From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

from NPR

This climate solution saves water and creates solar energy

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Empire of Light'

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KCRW and Searchlight Pictures invite you to a special advance screening of Empire of Light.

Drought-stricken CA increasingly turning to desalination of ocean water

Desalination of ocean water, long-considered too energy-inefficient and environmentally destructive, is increasingly finding its way into California’s water future.

How might OC beaches change as control transfers from county to city?

The City of Laguna Beach is poised to take control of several Orange County beaches. What will this mean for beachgoers?

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Nov. 28 2 hr, 49 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Nov. 27 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Nov. 27 1 hr, 59 min

Valida

A seamless blend of styles from indie rock to golden-era hip-hop, and everything in between.

Nov. 27 1 hr, 56 min

SiLVA

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

Nov. 27 2 hr, 47 min

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Panelists discuss the current state of Russia’s war against Ukraine, how democracy is shifting across the globe, and the legacy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

from Left, Right & Center

This Thanksgiving holiday week, MBE serves up a feast of guest host offerings.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! Happy Saturday to you.

from Henry Rollins

Fanatic! I hope the week was great. Engineer X and I have been working on the last of the November shows and are now pushing into December and beyond.

from Henry Rollins

This Week on KCRW

Actress Constance Wu’s new memoir, “Making a Scene,” is about growing up in Virginia and transitioning from theater, to TV, to film.

Constance Wu is done repressing trauma endured on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Actress Constance Wu’s new memoir, “Making a Scene,” is about growing up in Virginia and transitioning from theater, to TV, to film.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to have a good reason to carry a gun in public. Could that impact strict gun laws in other states?

CA gun laws could be affected by SCOTUS ruling in NY case

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to have a good reason to carry a gun in public. Could that impact strict gun laws in other states?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a few weeks, COVID will likely rise nationwide due to holiday travel and gatherings. Teams are working on a universal COVID vaccine, but funding is in short supply.

Universal COVID vaccine: Scientists are working but lack funding

In a few weeks, COVID will likely rise nationwide due to holiday travel and gatherings. Teams are working on a universal COVID vaccine, but funding is in short supply.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Actress Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy”) was a rebellious teenager in the 1980s, hanging out with punk rock kids and photographing the scene in New York.

‘Sunday Matinee’: Brooke Smith turns lens to NY 1980s punk rock scene

Actress Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy”) was a rebellious teenager in the 1980s, hanging out with punk rock kids and photographing the scene in New York.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fresh off a week away, Novena and Anthony are back to greet the sunrise, celebrate Brazilian legend Erasmo Carlos, and give you a shot at tickets for The Smile.

MBE Nov. 28: Triumphantly returning hosts, legacy acts galore, free tix for The Smile

Fresh off a week away, Novena and Anthony are back to greet the sunrise, celebrate Brazilian legend Erasmo Carlos, and give you a shot at tickets for The Smile.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 28, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 28, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 28, 2022.

At 7 years old, Molly Joyce lost her left hand in a car accident. Since then, she has fluctuated from denying her disability to embracing it.

Molly Joyce: 'Resilience’

At 7 years old, Molly Joyce lost her left hand in a car accident. Since then, she has fluctuated from denying her disability to embracing it.

from Today's Top Tune

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, November 27, 2022

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, November 27, 2022

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

Valida's playlist, November 27, 2022

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

from Valida

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

SiLVA's playlist, November 27, 2022

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

from SiLVA

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, November 27, 2022

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

For over 100 years we’ve had a similar approach to understanding Alzheimer’s disease which hasn’t produced many benefits. Perhaps it’s time to cast the net more broadly?

Time for a new approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

For over 100 years we’ve had a similar approach to understanding Alzheimer’s disease which hasn’t produced many benefits. Perhaps it’s time to cast the net more broadly?

from Second Opinion

Fanatic! Happy Saturday to you.

KCRW Broadcast 713

Fanatic! Happy Saturday to you.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist November 26, 2022.

Metropolis playlist, November 26, 2022

Metropolis playlist November 26, 2022.

from Metropolis

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, November 26, 2022

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist November 26, 2022

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

from Nassir Nassirzadeh

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

Valida's playlist, November 26, 2022

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

from Valida

Educator, meditation specialist, and author Sharon Salzberg shares her personal journey to meditation and how it fundamentally changed her life.

What’s meditation really about? Specialist Sharon Salzberg explains.

Educator, meditation specialist, and author Sharon Salzberg shares her personal journey to meditation and how it fundamentally changed her life.

from Life Examined