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Animal shelters in LA are overcrowded, so to find new homes for dogs, volunteers are turning to pack walks, baths, and “adopt me” vests.

Animal shelters in LA are overcrowded, so to find new homes for dogs, volunteers are turning to pack walks, baths, and “adopt me” vests.

from KCRW Features

Weekend film reviews: ‘The Bikeriders,’ ‘Kinds of Kindness’

Critics review this week’s new films: “The Bikeriders,” “Kinds of Kindness,” “Fancy Dance,” and “Thelma.”

‘Inside Out 2’ uplifts sagging summer box office; Netflix to launch “immersive entertainment centers”

“Inside Out 2” has Hollywood crying happy tears with a $155 million domestic debut, and Netflix is now… a place you can go?

Susie Essman on her 24 years as Susie Greene in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Actress and comedian Susie Essman reflects on playing an iconic force-of-nature (also named Susie) for 24 years in Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Gina Prince Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood refuse to choose between the “Genius” of MLK and Malcolm X

National Geographic's Genius anthology series has historically focused on one genius at a time, but when Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood were asked to create a series…

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FREAKS ONLY

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Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

Navigating the sea of food labels in grocery stores

Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

from Good Food

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora.

'Amrikan' focuses on American food with an Indian accent

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora.

from Good Food

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

What does a California ban on salmon mean for the livelihood of fishermen?

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

from Good Food

Michelle T. King recounts the life of Fu Pei-mei, a culinary icon who taught generations of Taiwanese women how to cook.

Meet Fu Pei-mei, Taiwan's first TV cooking star

Michelle T. King recounts the life of Fu Pei-mei, a culinary icon who taught generations of Taiwanese women how to cook.

from Good Food

Reporter Elena Kadvany explains the elimination of restaurant surcharges and the last ditch effort to keep them intact.

What happens when those restaurant surcharges get 86'd on July 1?

Reporter Elena Kadvany explains the elimination of restaurant surcharges and the last ditch effort to keep them intact.

from Good Food

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: June 21, 2024

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Everyday the Washington Post’s “democracy dies in darkness” grows evermore ironic and detached from the reality of what the publication—and legacy media as a whole—has become.

Max Blumenthal: The Washington Post’s attack on The Grayzone

Everyday the Washington Post’s “democracy dies in darkness” grows evermore ironic and detached from the reality of what the publication—and legacy media as a whole—has become.

from Scheer Intelligence

Manu Chao has been practicing more of a pared-down, uncluttered lifestyle that extends beyond material things into his emotional life, going forth with a pure heart and zero…

Today’s Top Tune: Manu Chao - ‘Viva Tu’

Manu Chao has been practicing more of a pared-down, uncluttered lifestyle that extends beyond material things into his emotional life, going forth with a pure heart and zero…

from Today's Top Tune

What does polling get wrong about voters’ concerns? A new measure in North Dakota sets age limits for Congress members. Plus, KCRW previews next week’s presidential debate.

Inflation is top of mind for voters ahead of first presidential debate

What does polling get wrong about voters’ concerns? A new measure in North Dakota sets age limits for Congress members. Plus, KCRW previews next week’s presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

Hear the sounds of the albums that will define your Fall season today. Plus, La Femme’s shimmering summer bop, “Ciao Paris!”

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Pale Jay, Mermaid Chunky, La Femme

Hear the sounds of the albums that will define your Fall season today. Plus, La Femme’s shimmering summer bop, “Ciao Paris!”

from FREAKS ONLY

Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: The Softies, Matty, Orion Sun

Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

from Music News

Customization is endless when it comes to baking pizza. Here’s a breakdown of what tools you need, how to make dough, and which toppings to choose.

A pizza party is the best party. How to crank out the pies at home

Customization is endless when it comes to baking pizza. Here’s a breakdown of what tools you need, how to make dough, and which toppings to choose.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Care about our planet? Motivated to live greener? Looking to meet other climate-minded folks in the Los Angeles area?

Tonight in LA! Live Q&A with Parks Project

Care about our planet? Motivated to live greener? Looking to meet other climate-minded folks in the Los Angeles area?

from The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

Civil liberties groups have announced an intent to sue, saying the move is a violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Will the courts agree?

Louisiana public schools must display Ten Commandments: New state law

Civil liberties groups have announced an intent to sue, saying the move is a violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Will the courts agree?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LAUSD leaders recently voted yes on a cellphone ban for students. Board member Nick Melvoin explains how this would work and what safety concerns might rise.

LAUSD sorts through the rules of a cellphone ban coming in January

LAUSD leaders recently voted yes on a cellphone ban for students. Board member Nick Melvoin explains how this would work and what safety concerns might rise.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: June 20, 2024

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This year, indie darlings Nada Surf mark the 30th anniversary of their debut single “The Plan”/“Telescope” with a new LP, Moon Mirror, to be released in September.

Today’s Top Tune: Nada Surf - ‘In Front Of Me Now’

This year, indie darlings Nada Surf mark the 30th anniversary of their debut single “The Plan”/“Telescope” with a new LP, Moon Mirror, to be released in September.

from Today's Top Tune

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

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, June 19, 2024

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

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras