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Writer Daniel Bergner goes on a journey to better understand modern psychiatry, and discovers little has changed over the last 40 years when it comes to treatment.

Writer Daniel Bergner goes on a journey to better understand modern psychiatry, and discovers little has changed over the last 40 years when it comes to treatment.

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Valida's playlist, August 15, 2022

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Panda Bear x Sonic Boom, Sango, Tom Vek

Enjoy a feast of counter-culture weirdos: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom produce delightful harmonics, LA’s King Isis ices us down, Tom Vek returns, and more.

Will veterans get their own cemetery at Irvine’s Great Park?

Museums, a library, botanical gardens, and maybe even a veterans’ cemetery are part of a redevelopment plan for the Great Park.

LAUSD’s eased COVID rules: ‘I’m going to trust them on this,’ says parent

On this first day of LAUSD’s new academic term, Heidi Kalin is excited about her eighth grade son having more structure back in his life, and more campus events to choose from.

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Panelists discuss the FBI search of Trump’s home, how Democrats secured Sen. Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, and whether that legislation will relieve economic pains.

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KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Biklé explore the relationship between soil health and human health.

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Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

To relieve LA homelessness, Caruso and Bass plan to seek federal funding

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

from Greater LA

Ursula, the villain in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” is an important milestone in Disney’s portrayal of queer characters, says LA Times writer Tracy Brown.

‘Gloriously charismatic’ Ursula embodies queer representation

Ursula, the villain in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” is an important milestone in Disney’s portrayal of queer characters, says LA Times writer Tracy Brown.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin on Sunday, warning of increased threats against law enforcement officials.

How FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid is fueling violent threats online

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin on Sunday, warning of increased threats against law enforcement officials.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The warrant used in the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home shows that the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and violations of the…

What is Trump’s legal liability for taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago?

The warrant used in the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home shows that the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and violations of the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Polio cases have been identified in New York City, London, and Israel. But as long as you’re vaccinated, you should be protected, says UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

Polio resurgence: Vax hesitancy, low childhood immunization could complicate it

Polio cases have been identified in New York City, London, and Israel. But as long as you’re vaccinated, you should be protected, says UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

Ethel Cain on not fitting the mold, producing ‘Preacher’s Daughter’

In the new album “Preacher’s Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn’t meant for her.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

Guest DJ: Zambian rapper Sampa the Great on the Southern African underground

The hip-hop maven also talks her first international tour and her forthcoming album "As Above So Below," out Sept. 9.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 15, 2022.

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

Pachyman: ‘All Night Long’ (Feat. Winter)

This week, Today’s Top Tune hand-picks some of the artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl.

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, August 14, 2022

"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, August 14, 2022

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 sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, August 14, 2022

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

from Jeremy Sole

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, August 14, 2022

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, August 14, 2022

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: Guest curator Flume on Tkay Maidza, MAY-A, and Genesis Owusu

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

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The new legislation offers some major successes, but with regard to drug pricing it is not close to what it could have been.

Limitations of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

The new legislation offers some major successes, but with regard to drug pricing it is not close to what it could have been.

from Second Opinion

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

Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist August 14, 2022

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

from Nassir Nassirzadeh