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“This is the final step of what's been a rather sophisticated rollout of hints and rumors for months,” says Raphe Sonenshein, the executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for…

“This is the final step of what's been a rather sophisticated rollout of hints and rumors for months,” says Raphe Sonenshein, the executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA. “It really kept everybody kind of at a boiling level of interest.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As The Fugees announce new tour, here’s a look back at the seminal hip-hop album ‘The Score’

The 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees — Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel — announced this month that they’ll be going on tour again for the first time in 15 years.

Scoping out Mt. Wilson: Historic telescopes at LA’s observatory can be yours for the night

People can rent the historic telescopes at LA’s Mt. Wilson Observatory for one night — complete with snacks and a guide — for $1,700.

Dangerous Air: As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke

Western wildfires pose a much broader threat to human health than to just those forced to evacuate the path of the blazes.

Dangerous Air: We mapped the rise in wildfire smoke across America. Here’s how we did it

NPR’s California Newsroom partnered with Stanford University’s Environmental Change and Human Outcomes Lab to map the increasing prevalence of wildfire smoke across the United States.

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If you’re a fan of NPR, then you probably already love Sam Sanders. Perhaps he kept you (somewhat) sane through his coverage of the 2016 election cycle.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

A legendary figure in Japanese psychedelic rock, Shintaro Sakamoto brings a laid back and experimental approach to his work. We love the old timey sound of “The Feeling of Love.”

from Today's Top Tune

Sam Sanders is a new member of the KCRW Family. His fun and informative show “ It’s Been a Minute ” now airs Saturday mornings right here.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! No way! September is ending? That was fast. We’ve been working on the October shows for weeks. In fact, next week’s dose is with Engineer X right now.

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Growing up in both the inner city and suburbs of Milwaukee, Silas Short found himself in one of the most segregated cities in the U.S.

Silas Short: ‘ROOMS’

Growing up in both the inner city and suburbs of Milwaukee, Silas Short found himself in one of the most segregated cities in the U.S.

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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.

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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.

In 2016, the LA County Board of Supervisors created a Civilian Oversight Commission to be a watchdog on the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

Is LA Sheriff’s Department digging up dirt on Villanueva’s rivals? Watchdog group asks state to investigate

In 2016, the LA County Board of Supervisors created a Civilian Oversight Commission to be a watchdog on the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

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Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

Did Cofiroute buy off OCTA’s board members to win $200 million contract to build toll lanes?

Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

from Greater LA

When a person is convicted of committing a violent crime, they typically do prison time and then get released.

This CA program closely monitors former psychiatric patients, leaving them in oppressive legal limbo

When a person is convicted of committing a violent crime, they typically do prison time and then get released.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

Skid Row homelessness: Why the 9th Circuit Court overturned a local federal judge’s ruling

Homelessness might be the biggest crisis the next LA mayor will have to face.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Congress is staring down a big week of deadlines .

$3.5T to keep government open, $1T on infrastructure: Democrats have this final week to pass spending plans

Congress is staring down a big week of deadlines .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts are back with their post indie punk sounds, and mixing in a little psychedelia for good measure.

MBE Sept. 27: Feast on the punk psychedelia of Parquet Courts’ “Black Widow Spider”

Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts are back with their post indie punk sounds, and mixing in a little psychedelia for good measure.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 27, 2021.

They may have a French name, but psych-pop outfit Petite Amie are Mexico City-based and release their self-titled debut album at the end of the week. But why wait?

Petite Amie: ‘Adios’

They may have a French name, but psych-pop outfit Petite Amie are Mexico City-based and release their self-titled debut album at the end of the week. But why wait?

from Today's Top Tune

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

John Moses's playlist, September 26, 2021

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

from John Moses

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, September 26, 2021

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

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Anne Litt's playlist, September 26, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

from Anne Litt

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, September 26, 2021

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

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Anne Litt's playlist, September 26, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

from Anne Litt

In recent weeks, members of the union IATSE — the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — have been sharing their experiences, many of them posting anonymously on the…

Low wages, grueling hours, lack of rest: Why IATSE is ready to strike

In recent weeks, members of the union IATSE — the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — have been sharing their experiences, many of them posting anonymously on the…

from The Business

Netflix has franchise-envy. Disney’s got Marvel and “Star Wars,” and Warner Bros. has DC Comics.

In search of a golden ticket, Netflix buys the Roald Dahl characters

Netflix has franchise-envy. Disney’s got Marvel and “Star Wars,” and Warner Bros. has DC Comics.

from The Business

A close look at the health benefits of dairy products suggests the recommended 3 glasses of milk a day may not be a healthy choice.

Dairy products and health

A close look at the health benefits of dairy products suggests the recommended 3 glasses of milk a day may not be a healthy choice.

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