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Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, unlocks some of the secrets discovered via 80 years of research on happiness.

Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, unlocks some of the secrets discovered via 80 years of research on happiness. Later, UCLA Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making Cassie Mogilner Holmes reflects on how those who make the most of their time can be happie

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Another mass shooting in California. Can anything stop the violence?

Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

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Can you trust ‘organic’ label? USDA wants to make sure

When you buy something that has an “organic” label on it, can you trust that it is?

Big stars, popular films are nominated. Will audiences watch the Oscars?

Will the Academy attract viewers with two nominees having the highest total gross in history? Plus, a look at Oscars surprises and snubs.

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Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

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Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fanatic! I know we have a long way to go but I’m done with winter! Mainly, I find the cold to be boring. Winter: I’m glad I brought a book.

from Henry Rollins

Early weekend feelings abound as Sylvan Esso stop by to share their love of brand new Overmono, and should-be Grammy nominees MUNA.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Director Kasi Lemmons’s films span over two decades and include “Eve’s Bayou” and “Talk to Me.” Her latest is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”

Director Kasi Lemmons on Whitney Houston’s divided self

Director Kasi Lemmons’s films span over two decades and include “Eve’s Bayou” and “Talk to Me.” Her latest is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”

from The Treatment

Sandy King Carpenter had a successful career as a film producer before starting Storm King Comics, a comics publisher that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Storm King Comics publisher Sandy King Carpenter on economic storytelling

Sandy King Carpenter had a successful career as a film producer before starting Storm King Comics, a comics publisher that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

from The Treatment

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli has used the 2004 documentary “Dig!” as inspiration for his journalistic career.

The Treat: Writer Joe Coscarelli on indie rock film ‘Dig!’

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli has used the 2004 documentary “Dig!” as inspiration for his journalistic career.

from The Treatment

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

When a chef told Carolina Aboumrad and Ricardo Olvera that his dream product was huitlacoche, they decided to import it to the U.S.

Duo fulfilled LA chef’s dream by importing a Mexican delicacy

When a chef told Carolina Aboumrad and Ricardo Olvera that his dream product was huitlacoche, they decided to import it to the U.S.

from Good Food

Lexis-Olivier Ray of L.A. Taco rounds up the city’s best meat markets and carnicerías.

Where to find the best meat in Los Angeles

Lexis-Olivier Ray of L.A. Taco rounds up the city’s best meat markets and carnicerías.

from Good Food

The Crenshaw Farmers’ Market has relocated again, with better visibility and a match program for CalFresh benefits.

New location is in season at the Crenshaw Farmers’ Market

The Crenshaw Farmers’ Market has relocated again, with better visibility and a match program for CalFresh benefits.

from Good Food

New York Times critic Tejal Rao runs down her favorite veggie sandwiches across Los Angeles.

Cucumber, avocado, sprouts: LA hippie comfort food gets a facelift

New York Times critic Tejal Rao runs down her favorite veggie sandwiches across Los Angeles.

from Good Food

Mexican chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte says Americans have the wrong impression of food which isn’t all about comfort — fat and fried.

Seeds and pastes are the backbone of Mexican vegetarian food

Mexican chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte says Americans have the wrong impression of food which isn’t all about comfort — fat and fried.

from Good Food

Ricardo Ortega aims to make tortillas using honest ingredients at his tortilleria, Kernel of Truth Organics.

‘In the Weeds’ with pioneering LA tortilleria Kernel of Truth Organics

Ricardo Ortega aims to make tortillas using honest ingredients at his tortilleria, Kernel of Truth Organics.

from Good Food

Netflix just announced some major reshuffling of its top executives. How will this play out? Plus, a quick look at the 2023 Oscar noms.

How will Netflix’s top exec reshuffle play out?

Netflix just announced some major reshuffling of its top executives. How will this play out? Plus, a quick look at the 2023 Oscar noms.

from The Business

Sarah Polley discusses her career from traumatic experiences as a child actor, to the challenges, and surprises of directing the Oscar-nominated film, “Women Talking.”

Sarah Polley’s career: From child actor to award-winning director

Sarah Polley discusses her career from traumatic experiences as a child actor, to the challenges, and surprises of directing the Oscar-nominated film, “Women Talking.”

from The Business

New Music Friday is on!

MBE Jan. 27: Brand new Gorillaz, Arcs, and Beck tix

New Music Friday is on!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Brazilian singer-songwriter Rogê shares the latest preview from his forthcoming album Curyman, which is being called “a modern Brazilian masterpiece.”

Rogê: ‘Mistério da Raça’

Brazilian singer-songwriter Rogê shares the latest preview from his forthcoming album Curyman, which is being called “a modern Brazilian masterpiece.”

from Today's Top Tune

Numbers and facts only tell half the story of some of the world’s most horrendous circumstances.

Jane Olson: Storytelling Exposes Humanity

Numbers and facts only tell half the story of some of the world’s most horrendous circumstances.

from Scheer Intelligence

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, January 26, 2023

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 26, 2023

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso serve up killer selections and explain why the Grammys “need to get a whole lot gayer.”

Sylvan Esso: KCRW Guest DJ set

Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso serve up killer selections and explain why the Grammys “need to get a whole lot gayer.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

Rogét Chahayed goes from San Fernando Valley to the Grammys

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

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