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Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Can $600 million in federal funds help CA heal from wildfires?

The federal government is giving California $600 million for forest restoration work, post-fire cleanup, and the removal of so-called hazard trees.

LA nominates its first female fire chief amid cries of misogyny

LA Fire Department Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley has been tapped to become the next fire chief, which would make her the first woman to ever lead the LAFD.

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Walkie-talkies, hard-to-find COVID tests: Challenge of visiting nursing homes

Long-term care facilities have made COVID testing requirements stricter just as tests have become harder to find. Now visitors can hardly get inside.

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In part two of KCRW's conversation with Bradley Cooper, he gets real about his anxieties around the future of the industry.

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Fresh off releasing “Daydream Nation,” Sonic Youth stopped by KCRW to discuss Thurston Moore’s association with Glenn Branca, the band’s philosophy on good (and bad) reviews, and what Kim Gordon calls “the urban thrash thing.”

from Bent by Nature

We’ve got the New Music Friday flavor to help you ease into the weekend, plus sounds out of Berlin by way of Tel Aviv. Tune in to hear songstress and producer J.

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Metropolis playlist, January 22, 2022.

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This Week on KCRW

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Here’s a great example of the power music has to raise awareness… A member of the feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Koné, and uber-producer Jacknife Lee co-create an…

Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: ‘Kurunba’

Here’s a great example of the power music has to raise awareness… A member of the feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Koné, and uber-producer Jacknife Lee co-create an…

from Today's Top Tune

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, January 24, 2022

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 24, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

A proposed bill would change when OC residents vote for the Board of Education, from the primary to the general election.

Choosing OC Board of Education: Timing matters

A proposed bill would change when OC residents vote for the Board of Education, from the primary to the general election.

from Greater LA

Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sonic dreamscapes from Melody’s Echo Chamber, Amaia, and more

Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

from Music News

The Supreme Court justices will hear challenges to race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina this fall.

How the conservative Supreme Court could rule on future of affirmative action

The Supreme Court justices will hear challenges to race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina this fall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

In 2022, why is the record industry spending big bucks on old music?

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a nail-biting football weekend, the LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers will face off at the NFC Championship game on January 30.

LA Rams to play SF 49ers for a shot at Super Bowl

After a nail-biting football weekend, the LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers will face off at the NFC Championship game on January 30.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To blast into a beautiful week, we're boogieing across the globe and back on home.

MBE Jan. 24: Globetrotting flavors from Ghana, Denmark, Mali, and LA

To blast into a beautiful week, we're boogieing across the globe and back on home.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 24, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 24, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 24, 2022.

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

John Moses's playlist, January 24, 2022

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

from John Moses

Dope Lemon, the saucy moniker created by Angus Stone — one half of the Australian sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone — saunters in with “Rose Pink Cadillac,” a breezy track that feels…

Dope Lemon: ‘Rose Pink Cadillac’ (Radio Edit)

Dope Lemon, the saucy moniker created by Angus Stone — one half of the Australian sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone — saunters in with “Rose Pink Cadillac,” a breezy track that feels…

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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, January 23, 2022

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

from Jeremy Sole

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, January 23, 2022

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, January 23, 2022

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

Can we reach a point when there is nothing left to offer a person with serious mental illness? Can they refuse treatment at this point?

Can the treatment of serious mental illness be futile?

Can we reach a point when there is nothing left to offer a person with serious mental illness? Can they refuse treatment at this point?

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