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Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Violence and lockdowns are rampant inside LA’s juvenile halls

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

Soccer City: South Bay was birthplace of modern US futbol

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was founded in Torrance in 1964. Its success earned the South Bay community the nickname “Soccer City.”

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.

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.

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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

Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

from Metropolis

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

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

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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

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.

Gifted guitarist-songwriter Sunny War has been hard at work on a new album due out early next year, and it comes stacked with features to look forward to: Jim James, Allison Russell,…

Sunny War: ‘No Reason’

Gifted guitarist-songwriter Sunny War has been hard at work on a new album due out early next year, and it comes stacked with features to look forward to: Jim James, Allison Russell,…

from Today's Top Tune

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.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, December 7, 2022

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.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 7, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Coach Gabriel Giangualano and junior Max Abrahamson lead the St. John Bosco High School esports team.

High schoolers are leveling up at St. John Bosco on esport teams

Coach Gabriel Giangualano and junior Max Abrahamson lead the St. John Bosco High School esports team.

from Greater LA

Ralph Lawler was the LA Clippers’ announcer for 40 years. Now he’s calling shots from the sidelines in a new memoir.

Longtime Clippers announcer blames Donald Sterling for team’s poor performance

Ralph Lawler was the LA Clippers’ announcer for 40 years. Now he’s calling shots from the sidelines in a new memoir.

from Greater LA

Scientist Temple Grandin credits her success to how she thinks: in pictures.

Are you a verbal thinker or visual thinker? Temple Grandin breaks it down

Scientist Temple Grandin credits her success to how she thinks: in pictures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Academy Award winner Julia Reichert, 76, died last week after a battle with cancer. The documentarian dedicated her career to filming the working class.

Remembering Oscar winner Julia Reichert through her interviews on KCRW

Academy Award winner Julia Reichert, 76, died last week after a battle with cancer. The documentarian dedicated her career to filming the working class.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Raphael Warnock beat former football star Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election, giving Democrats a clear majority in the U.S. Senate.

Why was Warnock-Walker election so close? GOP dominance in GA, hyper-partisanship

Raphael Warnock beat former football star Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election, giving Democrats a clear majority in the U.S. Senate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court heard hours of oral arguments in a case that will decide whether state courts can review legislative maps and overturn local election laws.

SCOTUS hears case that could ‘completely upend elections’ in US

The U.S. Supreme Court heard hours of oral arguments in a case that will decide whether state courts can review legislative maps and overturn local election laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, December 7, 2022

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2022.

Hot off the press, Brighton producer Flevans is back with moody instrumental music peppered with luxurious vocal samples on the album “A Short Distance to Fall.”

Flevans: ‘Heartaches’

Hot off the press, Brighton producer Flevans is back with moody instrumental music peppered with luxurious vocal samples on the album “A Short Distance to Fall.”

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, December 6, 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, December 6, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

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.

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared “goblin mode” as its word of the year. It’s the first time a term has been chosen by the public.

Are you in ‘goblin mode?’ That’s Oxford’s word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared “goblin mode” as its word of the year. It’s the first time a term has been chosen by the public.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand