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Marilyn Leviton, 91, ran the Hollywood Arby’s with her family for decades. Since they closed it in June, customers have joined in mourning the end of an era.

Marilyn Leviton, 91, ran the Hollywood Arby’s with her family for decades. Since they closed it in June, customers have joined in mourning the end of an era.

from KCRW Features

Reyna Tropical: KCRW Live from HQ

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

Affordable housing? ‘I would not be able to live there’

Neighborhood concerns over new housing, including evictions, are spurring the latest changes to Mayor Bass’  signature affordable housing policy, Executive Directive 1.

Breaking News

Former President Donald Trump is safe following a shooting at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. NPR News provides live coverage.

Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist, July 13, 2024

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

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FREAKS ONLY

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

Jul. 11 1 hr, 59 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

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David Krumholtz talks working with Christopher Nolan on “Oppenheimer” and tapping into his curmudgeonly instincts to play the titular role in “Lousy Carter.”

David Krumholtz channels his inner curmudgeon for ‘Lousy Carter’

David Krumholtz talks working with Christopher Nolan on “Oppenheimer” and tapping into his curmudgeonly instincts to play the titular role in “Lousy Carter.”

from The Treatment

Multi-hyphenate creative Andrew McCarthy dishes on all of the complicated feelings that led him to make his new Hulu documentary, “Brats.”

Andrew McCarthy’s new documentary is ‘brat summer’ canon

Multi-hyphenate creative Andrew McCarthy dishes on all of the complicated feelings that led him to make his new Hulu documentary, “Brats.”

from The Treatment

“Hacks” co-creator Jen Statsky credits “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” pilot as tremendously influential on her path to becoming a TV comedy writer.

‘Hacks’ co-creator Jen Statsky on ‘the greatest TV comedy pilot’

“Hacks” co-creator Jen Statsky credits “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” pilot as tremendously influential on her path to becoming a TV comedy writer.

from The Treatment

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.

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 12, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

Want to make a smooth, creamy queso? Swetha Sivakumar reaches into the medicine cabinet.

Using science to make a better cheese sauce

Want to make a smooth, creamy queso? Swetha Sivakumar reaches into the medicine cabinet.

from Good Food

Chef Alex Barkley of Botanica celebrates summer with a 7-course tomato tasting menu.

Tomatoes are the new celebrities at farmers markets

Chef Alex Barkley of Botanica celebrates summer with a 7-course tomato tasting menu.

from Good Food

When Jeff Horwitz wanted to get rid of his allergic reaction to poison oak, he started consuming it.

If you can't beat poison oak, maybe try eating it

When Jeff Horwitz wanted to get rid of his allergic reaction to poison oak, he started consuming it.

from Good Food

Alyse Whitney dives into summer with riffs on crowd-pleasing dips that are perfect for communal dunking.

In queso emergency, break into Alyse Whitney's dip cookbook

Alyse Whitney dives into summer with riffs on crowd-pleasing dips that are perfect for communal dunking.

from Good Food

Alexandra Stafford shares her easy techniques for making pizza at home — no kneading or stand mixers required.

It's easy to do pizza night at home and here's how

Alexandra Stafford shares her easy techniques for making pizza at home — no kneading or stand mixers required.

from Good Food

The week’s most exciting new LPs and EPs + Jerry Paper’s first single from the excellently titled new album — “INBETWEEZER”

MBE playlist July 12: New Music Friday: Girl Ultra, Brijean, Remi Wolf

The week’s most exciting new LPs and EPs + Jerry Paper’s first single from the excellently titled new album — “INBETWEEZER”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

Biden attempts to smooth over a rough week with NATO presser

Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

from Left, Right & Center

The 75th anniversary celebrating the creation of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, creates an opportunity for those in the war machine to double down their commitment to…

NATO: From Cold War defensive coalition to global military behemoth

The 75th anniversary celebrating the creation of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, creates an opportunity for those in the war machine to double down their commitment to…

from Scheer Intelligence

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

CNN’s layoffs and digital future; Costner’s ‘Horizon’ pushed

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

from The Business

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter Jordan Rakei is well-loved by KCRW DJs, so you’ve probably heard some tracks from the new album, The Loop, on our airwaves.

Today’s Top Tune: Jordan Rakei - ‘Trust’

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter Jordan Rakei is well-loved by KCRW DJs, so you’ve probably heard some tracks from the new album, The Loop, on our airwaves.

from Today's Top Tune

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

‘MoviePass, MovieCrash’ follows the company's rise and fall through the eyes of its Black founders

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

from The Business

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

Weekend film reviews: ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ ‘Longlegs,’ ‘Sing Sing’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

from Weekend Film Reviews

A big FREAKS ONLY new release show awaits as we’ve cued up multiple cuts Clairo’s “Charm” and Brijean’s “Macro.”

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Cellophane rips: Clairo and Brijean

A big FREAKS ONLY new release show awaits as we’ve cued up multiple cuts Clairo’s “Charm” and Brijean’s “Macro.”

from FREAKS ONLY