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To get financial aid for college, prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The process is now massively delayed.

To get financial aid for college, prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The process is now massively delayed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Weekend film reviews: ‘Dune: Part 2,’ ‘Spaceman,’ ‘Shayda’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Dune: Part 2,” “Spaceman,” “Shayda,” and “Problemista.”

Puntarelle: The Roman bitter green finds a home in California

Puntarelle is a lightly bitter, unusual variety of chicory. Their shoots are hollow, and when prepared in thin strips, they offer a satisfying crunch.

Ask Myisha: How to navigate sex and dating while dealing with chronic pain

Dr. Akilah Cadet joins Myisha to offer some relief for confronting chronic pain and intimacy.

Measure HLA promises safer – but slower – LA streets

Measure HLA, which is on the ballot, has attracted passionate support and strong opposition, amid a broad reckoning over the future and priorities of safety in LA transportation.

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Gaby Moreno, a freshly minted Grammy-winner for her 2023 album “X Mí (Vol. 1),” brings her victory lap to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio.

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Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

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This Week on KCRW

What lasting impact will Mitch McConnell leave on Senate leadership? Plus, will Biden or Trump change their tune on compromise at the border?

Senate Minority Leader McConnell — from power to resignation

What lasting impact will Mitch McConnell leave on Senate leadership? Plus, will Biden or Trump change their tune on compromise at the border?

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Plus, what new brass at Netflix and Disney herald for the studios’ futures.

Have we hit peak Boomer cinema?

Plus, what new brass at Netflix and Disney herald for the studios’ futures.

from The Business

Composer Laura Karpman, now Oscar-nominated for her work on “American Fiction,” has managed to find success writing music for movies, TV shows, and games, even though the playing field…

Composer Laura Karpman on ‘American Fiction,’ Marvel, and hard-won success

Composer Laura Karpman, now Oscar-nominated for her work on “American Fiction,” has managed to find success writing music for movies, TV shows, and games, even though the playing field…

from The Business

The latest film releases are Dune: Part 2, Spaceman, Shayda, and Problemista. Weighing in are Alison Willmore, film critic for NY Magazine and Vulture, and Tim Grierson, Senior U.S.

Weekend film reviews: ‘Dune: Part 2,’ ‘Spaceman,’ ‘Shayda’

The latest film releases are Dune: Part 2, Spaceman, Shayda, and Problemista. Weighing in are Alison Willmore, film critic for NY Magazine and Vulture, and Tim Grierson, Senior U.S.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Leyla McCalla is a woman of many talents, especially when it comes to mastering the cello, tenor banjo, and guitar as a multilingual singer and songwriter.

Today’s Top Tune: Leyla McCalla - ‘Tree’

Leyla McCalla is a woman of many talents, especially when it comes to mastering the cello, tenor banjo, and guitar as a multilingual singer and songwriter.

from Today's Top Tune

On this episode of Scheer Intelligence, host Robert Scheer and Les Leopold discuss Leopold’s new book, “Wall Street's War on Workers: How Mass Layoffs and Greed Are Destroying the…

The immiseration of the American worker is a bipartisan political scam

On this episode of Scheer Intelligence, host Robert Scheer and Les Leopold discuss Leopold’s new book, “Wall Street's War on Workers: How Mass Layoffs and Greed Are Destroying the…

from Scheer Intelligence

Fair Shake, a Super PAC backed by Silicon Valley money, is running attack ads against Democrat Katie Porter. Who are they, and why are they so against Porter?

Crypto investor-funded Super PAC is top spender in CA Senate race

Fair Shake, a Super PAC backed by Silicon Valley money, is running attack ads against Democrat Katie Porter. Who are they, and why are they so against Porter?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Comedian Richard Lewis died Tuesday at 76. The stand-up was a late-night regular who had a career renaissance on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Richard Lewis, black-clad misanthrope on ‘Curb,’ dies at 76

Comedian Richard Lewis died Tuesday at 76. The stand-up was a late-night regular who had a career renaissance on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

St. Vincent announcing her new album “All Born Screaming” is the best Leap Day gift ever.

MBE Playlist Feb. 29: St. Vincent’s ‘Broken Man’ has us leaping for joy

St. Vincent announcing her new album “All Born Screaming” is the best Leap Day gift ever.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

In honor of leap year today, let’s turn to a new project from old friends who believe that the best collaborations take time.

Today’s Top Tune: Paddan - ‘Bug’

In honor of leap year today, let’s turn to a new project from old friends who believe that the best collaborations take time.

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, February 28, 2024

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

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Bliss out to Nourished By Time, EKKSTACY, and Britta Phillips (to name a few).

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Feb. 28, 2024: Songs to fix your gaze to

Bliss out to Nourished By Time, EKKSTACY, and Britta Phillips (to name a few).

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Two recent fires in the Mojave Desert killed millions of Southern California’s Joshua trees. Camels are helping make sure the iconic yucca species survives.

Camels are helping ensure the Joshua tree’s survival

Two recent fires in the Mojave Desert killed millions of Southern California’s Joshua trees. Camels are helping make sure the iconic yucca species survives.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a new memoir, Leslie Jamison writes about ending her marriage and the demands of becoming a solo parent while balancing her career. It’s a story of simultaneous joy and grief.

In ‘Splinters,’ Leslie Jamison explores ‘space of grief and freedom’

In a new memoir, Leslie Jamison writes about ending her marriage and the demands of becoming a solo parent while balancing her career. It’s a story of simultaneous joy and grief.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

Immigration: How big of a deal is it to Biden’s reelection?

On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The continued rise of grocery prices is partly why the FTC is planning to block the merger of mega-chains Kroger and Albertsons.

Rising grocery prices: Potent presidential campaign issue

The continued rise of grocery prices is partly why the FTC is planning to block the merger of mega-chains Kroger and Albertsons.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than five years after the Trump administration implemented its family separation policy at the border, up to 2,000 children might still be without their parents.

Families separated at border: Reunification effort is painfully slow

More than five years after the Trump administration implemented its family separation policy at the border, up to 2,000 children might still be without their parents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gaby Moreno, a freshly minted Grammy-winner for her 2023 album “X Mí (Vol. 1),” brings her victory lap to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio.

MBE Playlist Feb. 28: Gaby Moreno’s dynamic KCRW debut

Gaby Moreno, a freshly minted Grammy-winner for her 2023 album “X Mí (Vol. 1),” brings her victory lap to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic