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Guest host Moni Saldaña showcases up-and-coming alternative gems from Mexico whose inspiration and impact transcend border lines.

Guest host Moni Saldaña showcases up-and-coming alternative gems from Mexico whose inspiration and impact transcend border lines.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Dems take the Georgia runoff. What’s the strategy for 2024?

Panelists discuss Democrat Raphael Warnock’s win of the Georgia Senate seat, the future of both parties as they look toward 2024 and Brittney Griner’s return from Russia.

Making TikTok videos with grandma helped launch Atsuko Okatsuka’s comedy career

Stand-up comedian Atsuko Okatsuka went viral on TikTok for doing the drop challenge with her grandmother. Now she’s making her HBO comedy special debut.

KCRW changed the course of my life

KCRW gave me a path to fulfill my potential, which makes the station family to me.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, December 9, 2022

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

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Tyler Boudreaux

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

Dec. 08 3 hr, 1 min

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Dec. 08 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Dec. 08 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Dec. 07 3 hr, 1 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Dec. 06 3 hr

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Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’ve been on a lot of highways and in a lot of airports getting things done. I saw the great Nashville band Snooper play several nights ago.

from Henry Rollins

Dire staffing shortages have led to frequent lockdowns and violence inside LA’s juvenile halls. Officers, advocates, and inmates are desperate for relief.

from Greater LA

Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

from Metropolis

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 9, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 9, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 9, 2022.

Netflix’s decision to release “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” to 600 theaters for only a week, brings about the question, “Could it have done better?”

Could Netflix’s new ‘Knives Out’ have done better in theaters?

Netflix’s decision to release “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” to 600 theaters for only a week, brings about the question, “Could it have done better?”

from Hollywood Breakdown

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.

Whether you’ve got extra money to spend or are balancing a budget, there’s a cannabis gift you can give to all marijuana lovers this holiday season.

2022 cannabis holiday gift guide for every budget

Whether you’ve got extra money to spend or are balancing a budget, there’s a cannabis gift you can give to all marijuana lovers this holiday season.

from KCRW Features

Dr. Gabor Maté’s new book strips back the realities of the neoliberal system that has been plaguing the health of US and the world citizens.

Who’s crazy, you or your nation?

Dr. Gabor Maté’s new book strips back the realities of the neoliberal system that has been plaguing the health of US and the world citizens.

from Scheer Intelligence

Let’s welcome newcomers Pearl & The Oysters, who settled in Los Angeles in 2020 full of hope for the future of their band.

Pearl & The Oysters: ‘Pacific Avenue’

Let’s welcome newcomers Pearl & The Oysters, who settled in Los Angeles in 2020 full of hope for the future of their band.

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, December 8, 2022

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.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 8, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Nikki Chase hosts the podcast “Adult Chicken.” It’s about escaping an abusive relationship and raising special needs kids as a single mom.

Single mom shares experience parenting special needs kids on podcast ‘Adult Chicken’

Nikki Chase hosts the podcast “Adult Chicken.” It’s about escaping an abusive relationship and raising special needs kids as a single mom.

from Greater LA

Students across the University of California system took final exams after weeks without instruction and feedback. How has the strike impacted them?

No deal, No grades. Strike at UC rocks finals week

Students across the University of California system took final exams after weeks without instruction and feedback. How has the strike impacted them?

from Greater LA

Gift-giving season is a great way to remind yourself of the bounty of great products and people in Southern California. Here are some ideas for the people on your list.

Fancy butter, burritos, miso soup balls: Shop local for holiday gifts

Gift-giving season is a great way to remind yourself of the bounty of great products and people in Southern California. Here are some ideas for the people on your list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Wallace-Wells says, despite the failures of COP-27, he’s less pessimistic about climate change than he was five years ago.

David Wallace-Wells sees some hope for Earth’s climate future

David Wallace-Wells says, despite the failures of COP-27, he’s less pessimistic about climate change than he was five years ago.

from To the Point

Iran Expert Robin Wright says women are making history by leading weeks of protest against Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

A new generation of women is challenging Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Iran Expert Robin Wright says women are making history by leading weeks of protest against Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

from To the Point

China has lifted several of its pandemic health restrictions. That includes allowing asymptomatic or mild COVID patients to quarantine at home.

End of China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy could cause ‘unpredictable’ viral evolution, says Yale doctor

China has lifted several of its pandemic health restrictions. That includes allowing asymptomatic or mild COVID patients to quarantine at home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California students are falling far behind after two years of pandemic-related learning losses. Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews says the solution is more tutors.

Op-ed: Academic tutoring might be best gift for your kids this year

California students are falling far behind after two years of pandemic-related learning losses. Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews says the solution is more tutors.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Critics review the latest film releases: “The Whale,” “Empire of Light,” “Emancipation,” “One Fine Morning,” and “Pinocchio.”

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ explores a father’s loss of his son

Critics review the latest film releases: “The Whale,” “Empire of Light,” “Emancipation,” “One Fine Morning,” and “Pinocchio.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We’re Live from HQ with LA legends Eddie Chacon and John Carrol Kirby delivering mesmerizing music and words of wisdom.

MBE Dec. 8: John Carrol Kirby and Eddie Chacon do it live

We’re Live from HQ with LA legends Eddie Chacon and John Carrol Kirby delivering mesmerizing music and words of wisdom.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022.