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Grammy-winning Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno makes her KCRW live debut for us with intoxicating cuts from new LP “Dusk.”

Grammy-winning Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno makes her KCRW live debut for us with intoxicating cuts from new LP “Dusk.”

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99 Cents Only stores: Can ‘fellowship of frugality’ be saved?

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

Winner, winner, 15 chicken dinner recipes

Whether baked, broiled, barbecued, roasted, broasted or fried, there's a reason people the world over love eating chicken.

Mike Birbiglia and Eddie Schmidt on building a stand-up special from scratch in ‘Good One: A Show About Jokes’

Stand up comedian Mike Birbiglia is used to having total control over his material, so he found it quite disconcerting when documentary filmmaker Eddie Schmidt started following him…

Coppola struggles to find distribution for ‘Megalopolis’; David Ellison looks to acquire Paramount parent company National Amusements

Francis Ford Coppola is having a tough time securing distribution for his expensive self-financed passion project, “Megalopolis.” Why aren’t studio execs biting?

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Fanatic! We have devised what will hopefully be a great spring time listening experience. Here are some bands you might want to check out. There’s never enough new music.

from Henry Rollins

UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Chatman and clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula explain what narcissism is and looks like and the perceived propensity for it within leadership and…

from Life Examined

Faye Webster’s amusing words and trademark indie-roots-hip-hop-r&b style are all over her live performance of “Underdressed at the Symphony” cuts.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

We’re really loving the latest from cumbia-punks Combo Chimbita and Aussie jazz-psych combo Hiatus Kaiyote.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

Trump takes no stakes-stance on abortion

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

The latest film releases include Civil War, In Flames, Sting, and Sasquatch Sunset.

Weekend film reviews: ‘Civil War,’ ‘In Flames, ‘Sting’

The latest film releases include Civil War, In Flames, Sting, and Sasquatch Sunset.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Today we celebrate the release of LA-based R&B singer (and KCRW’s Breakthrough Artist of 2023 ) Baby Rose’s new project Slow Burn, produced by the stellar outfit BADBADNOTGOOD.

Today’s Top Tune: Baby Rose - ‘One Last Dance’

Today we celebrate the release of LA-based R&B singer (and KCRW’s Breakthrough Artist of 2023 ) Baby Rose’s new project Slow Burn, produced by the stellar outfit BADBADNOTGOOD.

from Today's Top Tune

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, April 11, 2024

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 11, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

Coachella 2024 is upon us!

Coachella 2024: How (and what) to watch from home

Coachella 2024 is upon us!

from Music News

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

OJ Simpson dies — his trial was a national conversation on race, class

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexico City, home to 22 million people, is facing drought, drying reservoirs, and leaky infrastructure. Some parts of the city have no running water at all.

North America’s largest city is running out of water

Mexico City, home to 22 million people, is facing drought, drying reservoirs, and leaky infrastructure. Some parts of the city have no running water at all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Love to eat artichokes but dread cooking with them just by looking at the spiny cones? Enter frozen and marinated artichoke hearts.

To enjoy no-prep artichokes, turn to frozen and marinated hearts

Love to eat artichokes but dread cooking with them just by looking at the spiny cones? Enter frozen and marinated artichoke hearts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest film releases: “Civil War,” “In Flames,” “Sting,” and “Sasquatch Sunset.”

Weekend film reviews: ‘Civil War,’ ‘In Flames, ‘Sting’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Civil War,” “In Flames,” “Sting,” and “Sasquatch Sunset.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Apr. 11, 2024

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

With her first album in ten years, Vida, Chilean rapper and singer Ana Tijoux unleashes her indestructible spirit and social conviction on the project.

Today’s Top Tune: Ana Tijoux - ‘Niñx’

With her first album in ten years, Vida, Chilean rapper and singer Ana Tijoux unleashes her indestructible spirit and social conviction on the project.

from Today's Top Tune

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: April 10, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, April 10, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

LA’s animal shelters are so overcrowded that the City Council has paused issuing dog breeding licenses. The president of a local rescue explains what’s going on.

What's behind the massive influx of dogs at LA's shelters?

LA’s animal shelters are so overcrowded that the City Council has paused issuing dog breeding licenses. The president of a local rescue explains what’s going on.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

Abortion’s legal and political future after Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A neuroscience professor explains how episodic memory works and why our brains sometimes hold onto inane information. He also gives tips on strengthening your power of recall.

How to better remember what’s important (you can dump the rest)

A neuroscience professor explains how episodic memory works and why our brains sometimes hold onto inane information. He also gives tips on strengthening your power of recall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Faye Webster’s amusing words and trademark indie-roots-hip-hop-r&b style are all over her live performance of “Underdressed at the Symphony” cuts.

MBE Playlist April 10: Faye Webster plays the hits IRL at KCRW HQ

Faye Webster’s amusing words and trademark indie-roots-hip-hop-r&b style are all over her live performance of “Underdressed at the Symphony” cuts.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic