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Russian missile attacks have prompted widespread power outages in Ukraine. They’ve left millions of locals without heat, electricity, and water, just as the coldest months arrive.

Russian missile attacks have prompted widespread power outages in Ukraine. They’ve left millions of locals without heat, electricity, and water, just as the coldest months arrive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ketamine chronicles: Party drug gives this Angeleno relief from brain trauma

A Los Angeles journalist with brain trauma turned to specialists who recommended ketamine treatment. It’s known as the party drug “special K,” but it gives her relief.

Global Beat Mexico: Ilse Hendrix, Yöels, Future Feelings

Mexico City DJ and music supervisor Junf delivers hand-picked, genre-bending tracks from Mexico’s brightly-shining indie scene.

Lindsey Horvath campaigned on public safety, homelessness. How will she govern?

Lindsey Horvath is the youngest woman ever elected to LA County’s Board of Supervisors, replacing Sheila Kuehl. She’ll be the only renter and millennial among her colleagues there.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Empire of Light'

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Dec. 01 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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.

Nov. 30 3 hr

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Nov. 30 1 hr, 59 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Nov. 29 3 hr

José Galván

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

Nov. 28 3 hr

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Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

from Greater LA

Fanatic! Happy Saturday to you.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist November 26, 2022.

from Metropolis

Fresh off a week away, Novena and Anthony are back to greet the sunrise, celebrate Brazilian legend Erasmo Carlos, and give you a shot at tickets for The Smile.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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The perfume industry is moving away from its commercial French roots to something a little more LA: more diverse, accessible, and artistic.

LA mixes diversity and youth into international perfume industry

The perfume industry is moving away from its commercial French roots to something a little more LA: more diverse, accessible, and artistic.

from Greater LA

Traits and attributes that animals find appealing may not make sense in a warming world, such as a lion’s dark and bushy mane or a peacock’s picturesque plumage.

Lions, dragonflies, fruit flies: Climate change is altering their mating behavior

Traits and attributes that animals find appealing may not make sense in a warming world, such as a lion’s dark and bushy mane or a peacock’s picturesque plumage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

Rex Richardson: Long Beach must renew its commitment to residents

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

from Greater LA

A pajarete is a party and Mexican drink made of chocolate, coffee, high-proof alcohol, and raw milk from goats and cows.

Pajarete: Mexican spiked milk gets you energized — and high — before work

A pajarete is a party and Mexican drink made of chocolate, coffee, high-proof alcohol, and raw milk from goats and cows.

from Greater LA

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is apologetic, but evasive, in the latest interview about the downfall of his cryptocurrency company.

After FTX bankruptcy, founder goes on apology tour. Is crypto dead?

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is apologetic, but evasive, in the latest interview about the downfall of his cryptocurrency company.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pomegranates are much more than fodder for holiday table displays. Once you know how to open them up and reveal the seeds, they are as satisfying a snack as popcorn.

Pomegranates: Eat them like popcorn, make juice or vegetarian dip

Pomegranates are much more than fodder for holiday table displays. Once you know how to open them up and reveal the seeds, they are as satisfying a snack as popcorn.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chinese officials are signaling that the country may start to move away from its strict “zero-COVID” policy. The news follows weeks of quarantine-related protests.

China to ease ‘zero-COVID’ policy. What does that mean for most the vulnerable?

Chinese officials are signaling that the country may start to move away from its strict “zero-COVID” policy. The news follows weeks of quarantine-related protests.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest film releases: “Violent Night,” “Return to Seoul,” “Spoiler Alert,” “Four Samosas.”

‘Violent Night’ is funny and exciting, ‘does it all right,’ says critic

Critics review the latest film releases: “Violent Night,” “Return to Seoul,” “Spoiler Alert,” “Four Samosas.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lee Fields grooves through a soulful set of jams from his latest LP “Sentimental Fool,” in the first real time live broadcast from KCRW HQ in over two years.

MBE Dec. 1: Lee Fields invigorates, Christine McVie lives forever in our hearts

Lee Fields grooves through a soulful set of jams from his latest LP “Sentimental Fool,” in the first real time live broadcast from KCRW HQ in over two years.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 1, 2022.

Five-time Grammy winner and newly-inducted Country Music Hall of Famer Marty Stuart celebrates five decades of merry music making with this reigning bluegrass rocker.

Marty Stuart: ‘Country Star’

Five-time Grammy winner and newly-inducted Country Music Hall of Famer Marty Stuart celebrates five decades of merry music making with this reigning bluegrass rocker.

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, November 30, 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

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, November 30, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

‘The Fruit Vendor,’ ‘Arrangements’: LA art shows dig into power of perception

Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

from Greater LA

In her new memoir “Uphill,” journalist Jemele Hill recounts her high-profile departure from ESPN, and growing up poor in Detroit to a single mother.

Jemele Hill on journalistic responsibility around race, lack of support at ESPN

In her new memoir “Uphill,” journalist Jemele Hill recounts her high-profile departure from ESPN, and growing up poor in Detroit to a single mother.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been elected as the next Democratic leader in the U.S. House. He'll be the first Black man to lead a major party in Congress.

What to expect from Hakeem Jeffries as House minority leader?

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been elected as the next Democratic leader in the U.S. House. He'll be the first Black man to lead a major party in Congress.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” made $13 million during its limited one-week run in theaters. Netflix plans to stream the film starting December 23.

Did Netflix leave millions on table with limited ‘Glass Onion’ run?

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” made $13 million during its limited one-week run in theaters. Netflix plans to stream the film starting December 23.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Shuggie Otis’ birthday inspiration, Dionne Warwick slays, and Metronomy gets an avant-pop makeover.

MBE Nov. 30: Shuggie Otis, Dionne Warwick, classical x techno

Shuggie Otis’ birthday inspiration, Dionne Warwick slays, and Metronomy gets an avant-pop makeover.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2022.