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“Reservation Dogs” is back for its second season. Indigenous journalist Vincent Schilling talks about the show's depiction of life on a rural Oklahoma reservation.

“Reservation Dogs” is back for its second season. Indigenous journalist Vincent Schilling talks about the show's depiction of life on a rural Oklahoma reservation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Christian right sees attacks on Trump as religious persecution

After the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago last week, leaders from the Christian right say it's evidence that they and their followers will soon be the targets of religious persecution.

Gascón dodges recall. What’s next for LA’s district attorney?

LA County District Attorney George Gascón has survived a second recall attempt. A lot of his own prosecutors publicly supported his potential ouster.

Stalled US Forest Service project could have protected CA town from Caldor Fire destruction

A stalled U.S. Forest Service project could have protected Grizzly Flats, California, from Caldor Fire destruction.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Aug. 16 2 hr, 49 min

José Galván

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

Aug. 15 2 hr, 59 min

Valida

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

Aug. 15 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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

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Jason Kramer

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KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

from Left, Right & Center

Fanatic! I was in Arkansas last night doing a live onstage interview. Afterwards, I didn’t get any sleep so today was a bit blurry.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, August 13, 2022.

from Metropolis

This Week on KCRW

The ultra-fluid grooves of Cali duo Brijean, ‘70s salsa band cosplay, and brand new Little Dragon.

KCRW’s Top 30: Brijean, Meridian Brothers, Little Dragon steadily advance

The ultra-fluid grooves of Cali duo Brijean, ‘70s salsa band cosplay, and brand new Little Dragon.

Break out your beach chair and shades for a groovy, sun-soaked Tuesday.

MBE Aug. 16: Open Mike Eagle’s spiritual mixtape, Herbie Hancock, house beats

Break out your beach chair and shades for a groovy, sun-soaked Tuesday.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 16, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 16, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 16, 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.

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

Hana Vu: ‘Parking Lot’

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, August 15, 2022

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

from José Galván

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, August 15, 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

Enjoy a feast of counter-culture weirdos: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom produce delightful harmonics, LA’s King Isis ices us down, Tom Vek returns, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Panda Bear x Sonic Boom, Sango, Tom Vek

Enjoy a feast of counter-culture weirdos: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom produce delightful harmonics, LA’s King Isis ices us down, Tom Vek returns, and more.

from Music News

Museums, a library, botanical gardens, and maybe even a veterans’ cemetery are part of a redevelopment plan for the Great Park.

Will veterans get their own cemetery at Irvine’s Great Park?

Museums, a library, botanical gardens, and maybe even a veterans’ cemetery are part of a redevelopment plan for the Great Park.

from Greater LA

On this first day of LAUSD’s new academic term, Heidi Kalin is excited about her eighth grade son having more structure back in his life, and more campus events to choose from.

LAUSD’s eased COVID rules: ‘I’m going to trust them on this,’ says parent

On this first day of LAUSD’s new academic term, Heidi Kalin is excited about her eighth grade son having more structure back in his life, and more campus events to choose from.

from Greater LA

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

from Greater LA

Ursula, the villain in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” is an important milestone in Disney’s portrayal of queer characters, says LA Times writer Tracy Brown.

‘Gloriously charismatic’ Ursula embodies queer representation

Ursula, the villain in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” is an important milestone in Disney’s portrayal of queer characters, says LA Times writer Tracy Brown.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin on Sunday, warning of increased threats against law enforcement officials.

How FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid is fueling violent threats online

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin on Sunday, warning of increased threats against law enforcement officials.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The warrant used in the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home shows that the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and violations of the…

What is Trump’s legal liability for taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago?

The warrant used in the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home shows that the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and violations of the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Polio cases have been identified in New York City, London, and Israel. But as long as you’re vaccinated, you should be protected, says UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

Polio resurgence: Vax hesitancy, low childhood immunization could complicate it

Polio cases have been identified in New York City, London, and Israel. But as long as you’re vaccinated, you should be protected, says UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

Ethel Cain on not fitting the mold, producing ‘Preacher’s Daughter’

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

Guest DJ: Zambian rapper Sampa the Great on the Southern African underground

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022.