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José Galván

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

Jan. 30 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Jan. 30 2 hr

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jan. 30 2 hr, 48 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Jan. 29 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Jan. 29 2 hr

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Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

from Left, Right & Center

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, unlocks some of the secrets discovered via 80 years of research on happiness.

from Life Examined

Fanatic! It’s late on Friday night and I’m writing these notes now as I have a long day of travel waiting for me. I’m Iceland bound to start almost two months of shows.

from Henry Rollins

This Week on KCRW

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.

The distinctive sound of Yazmin Lacey comes through on “Late Night People,” and so unfolds her vocal diary.

Yazmin Lacey: ‘Late Night People’

The distinctive sound of Yazmin Lacey comes through on “Late Night People,” and so unfolds her vocal diary.

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, January 30, 2023

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

from José Galván

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 30, 2023

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

from FREAKS ONLY

As a rift between City Hall and the Santa Ana police union grows, the union is looking to oust two City Council members.

Santa Ana police union in City Council recall effort — again

As a rift between City Hall and the Santa Ana police union grows, the union is looking to oust two City Council members.

from Greater LA

One week after the Monterey Park mass shooting, community members gathered in Alhambra to commemorate Lunar New Year and honor those who lost their lives.

‘We’re not gonna let it stop us’: Thousands honor lives lost, Lunar New Year in Alhambra

One week after the Monterey Park mass shooting, community members gathered in Alhambra to commemorate Lunar New Year and honor those who lost their lives.

from Greater LA

The Academy is investigating the promotional campaign behind Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination for her role in “To Leslie.”

Did ‘To Leslie’ promo campaign involve lobbying and harassing?

The Academy is investigating the promotional campaign behind Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination for her role in “To Leslie.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new documentary “Sometimes When We Touch” explores the rise of soft rock during the 1970s and 1980s.

How 1970s saccharine soft rock influenced early hip-hop

The new documentary “Sometimes When We Touch” explores the rise of soft rock during the 1970s and 1980s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could face a lawsuit over the state's decision to reject a new Advanced Placement class on African American studies.

Does Florida’s AP Black history class violate Stop WOKE Act?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could face a lawsuit over the state's decision to reject a new Advanced Placement class on African American studies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An exclusive first listen to experimental dreampop outfit Y La Bamba’s new single ahead of their new album in April.

MBE Jan. 30: Y La Bamba world premiere, Lil Yachty gets psyched

An exclusive first listen to experimental dreampop outfit Y La Bamba’s new single ahead of their new album in April.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Embrace chaotic good with exquisite grotesquery via Fever Ray, Yelle’s ultrapop antics, The Murder Capital’s post-punk musings, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Fever Ray, Yelle, The Murder Capital

Embrace chaotic good with exquisite grotesquery via Fever Ray, Yelle’s ultrapop antics, The Murder Capital’s post-punk musings, and more.

from Music News

After three years of pandemic, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Zombies made their time productive and are set to drop their new album in March.

The Zombies: ‘Dropped Reeling and Stupid’

After three years of pandemic, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Zombies made their time productive and are set to drop their new album in March.

from Today's Top Tune

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, January 29, 2023

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, January 29, 2023

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

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

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, January 29, 2023

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

from Tyler Boudreaux

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, January 29, 2023

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, January 29, 2023

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

Small acts of kindness make a huge difference to patients and families

Making three wishes at the end of life

Small acts of kindness make a huge difference to patients and families

from Second Opinion