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Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica is an example of Googie architecture: a retro futuristic style featuring stretched roofs, large glass windows, and neon signs.

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica is an example of Googie architecture: a retro futuristic style featuring stretched roofs, large glass windows, and neon signs.

from Greater LA

Visiting childhood home shows reporter how easy her life is today

The LA Times’ Melody Gutierrez grew up in a 700-square foot homestead in Wonder Valley. She just visited the now-abandoned and dilapidated structure for the first time in 25 years.

CDC’s reputation is on the line after its handling of COVID and monkeypox

How will the CDC change to prevent future public health crises? And how is the U.S. addressing monkeypox outbreaks and vaccine availability?

Sex workers perform with people of all genders, want monkeypox vaccines

LA’s sex workers are at a higher risk for monkeypox, and they’re working with local agencies to gain access to vaccines.

SoulCycle and Peloton are getting dropped. Planet Fitness sees gains

SoulCycle is planning to close roughly a quarter of its gyms, while Peloton is laying off 800 employees.

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

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José Galván

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

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Fanatic! I was in Arkansas last night doing a live onstage interview. Afterwards, I didn’t get any sleep so today was a bit blurry.

from Henry Rollins

We’re so excited for our upcoming “regional holiday,” ahem, festival This Ain’t No Picnic (going down Aug.

from Today's Top Tune

Metropolis playlist, August 13, 2022.

from Metropolis

Hit play for a show chock-full of favorites, including a timeless jam from 2015 titled “Loud Places” (which samples Idris Muhammed’s 1977 “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”) from…

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The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy split up thousands of families.

ICE tried stopping quick family reunifications. It didn’t deter immigrants

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy split up thousands of families.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Inflation Reduction Act incentivizes farmers to make their land more sustainable and use less greenhouse emissions.

Future of CA agriculture: Smaller farms, less dairy, more nuts?

The Inflation Reduction Act incentivizes farmers to make their land more sustainable and use less greenhouse emissions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss Liz Cheney’s primary loss in Wyoming, the Republican Party’s shift over the last 30 years, and the complexities behind vaccine mandates.

Liz Cheney loses WY primary: Win for Trump’s GOP?

Panelists discuss Liz Cheney’s primary loss in Wyoming, the Republican Party’s shift over the last 30 years, and the complexities behind vaccine mandates.

from Left, Right & Center

Columbia Law School professor Kathryn Judge talks to Robert Scheer about the exploitation of monster behemoth retail companies revealed in her new book “Direct.”

The menace that is Amazon and Walmart

Columbia Law School professor Kathryn Judge talks to Robert Scheer about the exploitation of monster behemoth retail companies revealed in her new book “Direct.”

from Scheer Intelligence

Rounding out a week of artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl, we saved New York-based collective Michelle to close out the run.

Michelle: ‘Sea Shanty’

Rounding out a week of artists playing This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug. 27 and 28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl, we saved New York-based collective Michelle to close out the run.

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, August 18, 2022

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Critics review new movies: “Beast,” “Spin Me Round,” “The Immaculate Room,” and “The Territory.”

‘Beast’: Survival film is about grief, but poorly executed says critic

Critics review new movies: “Beast,” “Spin Me Round,” “The Immaculate Room,” and “The Territory.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Putting together appetizers is a great way to use pantry ingredients and clean up the condiments cluttering the fridge, including hot sauces, pastes, pickles, and more.

Everyone loves grazing. Have no-cook, Italian-inspired summer meals

Putting together appetizers is a great way to use pantry ingredients and clean up the condiments cluttering the fridge, including hot sauces, pastes, pickles, and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our genre-morphing journey begins with selections from Acapulco and CDMX. DJ Junf joins Raul Campos to spotlight retro-tinged romanticism, goth-Cumbia, and alt-pop.

Global Beat México: Los Vaguens, Don Couto, and Costa Felina

Our genre-morphing journey begins with selections from Acapulco and CDMX. DJ Junf joins Raul Campos to spotlight retro-tinged romanticism, goth-Cumbia, and alt-pop.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, August 18, 2022

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 18, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 18, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 18, 2022.

We can’t wait to hit the dance floor at This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug.

Jungle: ‘Good Times’

We can’t wait to hit the dance floor at This Ain’t No Picnic , going down Aug.

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, August 17, 2022

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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

José Galván's playlist, August 17, 2022

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

from José Galván

Workers at the Buena Park Medieval Times want to unionize. They’re part of a growing labor movement sweeping smaller workplaces and unexpected industries.

What a Medieval Times queen and union leader have in common

Workers at the Buena Park Medieval Times want to unionize. They’re part of a growing labor movement sweeping smaller workplaces and unexpected industries.

from Greater LA

Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff talks about the January 6 hearings, the November midterm elections, and what the Inflation Reduction Act means for Californians.

Rep. Schiff: Biden deserves more credit, Dems can win midterms

Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff talks about the January 6 hearings, the November midterm elections, and what the Inflation Reduction Act means for Californians.

from Greater LA

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is still struggling to repair its image a year after the LA Times revealed that the group had no Black members.

Can HFPA bounce back after claims of corruption and lack of diversity?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is still struggling to repair its image a year after the LA Times revealed that the group had no Black members.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hit play for a show chock-full of favorites, including a timeless jam from 2015 titled “Loud Places” (which samples Idris Muhammed’s 1977 “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”) from…

MBE Aug. 17: Hot tunes and tix to Jamie XX, Wet Leg, and more

Hit play for a show chock-full of favorites, including a timeless jam from 2015 titled “Loud Places” (which samples Idris Muhammed’s 1977 “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”) from…

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