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East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats.

East Hollywood used to have a tightly-knit Japanese immigrant community known as Madison/J-Flats. Boarding houses there offered people affordable rent, home-cooked meals, and community.

from Greater LA

California communities question Pacaso’s real estate model

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

Upcoming music festivals: LCD Soundsystem, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala

These four festivals will make you remember why you love music so much. This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound are coming your way.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, August 10, 2022

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

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Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Aug. 09 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Aug. 09 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Aug. 09 2 hr, 49 min

Jeremy Sole

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

Aug. 08 2 hr, 58 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Aug. 07 2 hr

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The cannabis industry is robust in the Golden State, and there’s a difference between products from Southern and Northern California.

from KCRW Features

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’m in the middle of a lot of things, so this will have to be brief. Sorry!

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, August 6, 2022.

from Metropolis

Actor, comedian, musician, and producer Steve Martin had been invited to one of talent manager’s Sandy Gallin’s showbiz parties in New York.

from The Business

This Week on KCRW

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022.

KCRW recently premiered Little Dragon’s blissed out remix of OLAN’s “Wake and Return” on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

OLAN: ‘Wake and Return’ (Little Dragon Remix)

KCRW recently premiered Little Dragon’s blissed out remix of OLAN’s “Wake and Return” on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, August 9, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, August 9, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Expansion of LA’s ‘anti-camping’ law will impact Black Angelenos the most

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

from Greater LA

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

Fingerboards: Handcrafted art offers escapism and competition

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

from Greater LA

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Echo Park Trash Club gets rid of litter on streets, mistrust at homeless camps

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

from Greater LA

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

New Mexico’s Muslim community on alert after series of shootings

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

East Coast mayors scramble to help migrants being sent from TX and AZ

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

Susan Sarandon can propel ‘Monarch’ through 3 seasons, says critic

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug smuggling. The Biden administration is working to free her.

18-hour work day in Russian colony could be reality for former WNBA star

Former WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for drug smuggling. The Biden administration is working to free her.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

60 doses become hundreds: Doctor stretches monkeypox vax in South LA

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panda Bear plus Sonic Boom make fever dreams come true, Ela Minus and DJ Python want your sweat, LA producer Bien et Toi taps Biig Piig for a future classic.

KCRW’s Top 30: Sonic Boom x Panda Bear, Ela Minus, Bien et Toi make waves

Panda Bear plus Sonic Boom make fever dreams come true, Ela Minus and DJ Python want your sweat, LA producer Bien et Toi taps Biig Piig for a future classic.

Today we pay tribute to an icon of sound and screen, the one and only Olivia Newton John.

MBE Aug. 9: Remembering Olivia Newton John and Lamont Dozier

Today we pay tribute to an icon of sound and screen, the one and only Olivia Newton John.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

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

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

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.

LA-based surrealist duo CAPYAC created a name for themselves playing the underground dance scene in Austin and blurring the lines between art, music, and fashion.

CAPYAC: ‘Goodtime’

LA-based surrealist duo CAPYAC created a name for themselves playing the underground dance scene in Austin and blurring the lines between art, music, and fashion.

from Today's Top Tune

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

Jeremy Sole's playlist, August 8, 2022

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

from Jeremy Sole

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, August 8, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY