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The City of Santa Monica is making its outdoor dining program permanent and charging restaurants thousands in upfront costs and monthly fees.

The City of Santa Monica is making its outdoor dining program permanent and charging restaurants thousands in upfront costs and monthly fees.

from Greater LA

Southern California says farewell to James’ Beach, iconic LGBTQ space

Venice restaurant James’ Beach shut down last month. But it wasn’t a pandemic casualty. Instead, its owners say they were ready to move on.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'The Return of Tanya Tucker - Featuring Brandi Carlile'

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Film Independent, KCRW, and Sony Pictures Classics invite you to an advance screening of the upcoming documentary, "The Return of Tanya Tucker" followed by followed by an in-person…

Prison to kitchen: Inglewood restaurant offers formerly incarcerated new path

2nd Chance Soul Food Fish Fry, a casual restaurant in Ladera Heights, offers job opportunities to formerly incarcerated men and women who live in transitional housing.

‘Just as strong, just as fierce:’ West Africa’s historic all-woman army

The all-female military unit fought for the Kingdom of Dahomey. They were considered to be fearsome and just as capable as the men.

Featured Shows

Latest DJ Shows

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 05 2 hr, 49 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Oct. 04 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Oct. 04 1 hr, 59 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.

Oct. 03 3 hr

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Oct. 02 2 hr

All DJ shows

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Fanatic! Welcome to the month of months! We have a ton of great listening planned, lots of cool concept shows lined up for you.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist October 1, 2022.

from Metropolis

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

This Week on KCRW

“Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and Our Political Future” is a new book that documents and analyzes the increase in Black Republican voters and representation since 2020.

‘Black Skinhead’: Why Black voters are disillusioned in US

“Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and Our Political Future” is a new book that documents and analyzes the increase in Black Republican voters and representation since 2020.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Clara County prosecutors want Uber and Lyft to report allegations of sexual assault by drivers to the police. The companies are refusing.

Should Uber, Lyft be required to report sexual assaults to police?

Santa Clara County prosecutors want Uber and Lyft to report allegations of sexual assault by drivers to the police. The companies are refusing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW DJ & Culture Producer Tyler Boudreaux follows the JSJ Photo Collective, a group of high school photographers, as they interview the local vendors at KCRW’s Summer Night at the…

KCRW’s Summer Nights: Local vendors carry our communities and our stories

KCRW DJ & Culture Producer Tyler Boudreaux follows the JSJ Photo Collective, a group of high school photographers, as they interview the local vendors at KCRW’s Summer Night at the…

from Special Programming

Gas prices in California have reached historic highs, averaging $6.49 per gallon in Los Angeles. Why is gas still so expensive?

Why are gas prices in California so high? Will it get worse this winter?

Gas prices in California have reached historic highs, averaging $6.49 per gallon in Los Angeles. Why is gas still so expensive?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four weeks ago, we debuted 76 tortillas — 16 from San Diego, 60 from Southern California — in the latest installment of our #TortillaTournament. Today, we’re down to our Fuerte Four.

Tortilla Tournament week 4 update: Tortilla Tournament week 4 update: Here are your 2022 Fuerte Four finalists

Four weeks ago, we debuted 76 tortillas — 16 from San Diego, 60 from Southern California — in the latest installment of our #TortillaTournament. Today, we’re down to our Fuerte Four.

from Good Food

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

MBE Oct. 5: Cellphones x orchestras, literal house music, free tix for Jessie Ware

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Post-punks Nation of Language deliver an intimate performance and conversation spanning post-lockdown superfans to domesticity vs. touring.

Nation of Language: KCRW Live from The Village Studios

Post-punks Nation of Language deliver an intimate performance and conversation spanning post-lockdown superfans to domesticity vs. touring.

from Live From

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 5, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 5, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 5, 2022.

On her first album in six years, “Weather Alive,” English singer/songwriter Beth Orton takes the reins to self-produce and record in her home studio in London.

Beth Orton: ‘Fractals’

On her first album in six years, “Weather Alive,” English singer/songwriter Beth Orton takes the reins to self-produce and record in her home studio in London.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, October 4, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, October 4, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Electro gospel-funk trio Gabriels bless us with part one of their debut album, “Angels and Queens.” We respond by playing it… a lot.

KCRW’s Top 30: Gabriels, Christine and the Queens, Beth Orton

Electro gospel-funk trio Gabriels bless us with part one of their debut album, “Angels and Queens.” We respond by playing it… a lot.

Californians ages 18-24 are experiencing more anxiety and depression compared to past years, and many are struggling to get help due to financial costs or a lack of access to services.

No issue is trivial: Why it’s critical to address young adult mental health

Californians ages 18-24 are experiencing more anxiety and depression compared to past years, and many are struggling to get help due to financial costs or a lack of access to services.

from Greater LA

Months into this school year, some LAUSD students are anxious, depressed, and lonely, says teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

LAUSD teachers provide first line of mental health defense for students

Months into this school year, some LAUSD students are anxious, depressed, and lonely, says teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

from Greater LA

What TV show to watch this fall? “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” “Breeders,” “Warrior,” and “Miracle Workers” are recommendations from The Atlantic staff writer Shirley Li.

‘Warrior’ is martial arts-heavy exploration of what it means to be American

What TV show to watch this fall? “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” “Breeders,” “Warrior,” and “Miracle Workers” are recommendations from The Atlantic staff writer Shirley Li.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Confidence Man” and “The Divider” are recently-published comprehensive books about Donald Trump’s presidency.

‘White House was a snake pit’: Lesson from ‘Confidence Man’ book

“Confidence Man” and “The Divider” are recently-published comprehensive books about Donald Trump’s presidency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

National Women’s Soccer League coaches fostered a culture of abuse and harassment, while team owners and the president of U.S.

US women’s pro soccer: Abuse from coaches went unaddressed at all levels

National Women’s Soccer League coaches fostered a culture of abuse and harassment, while team owners and the president of U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Music legend Loretta Lynn died today at age 90. Her legacy paved the way for outspoken women in country music.

‘She was like your country aunt’: The impact of Loretta Lynn

Music legend Loretta Lynn died today at age 90. Her legacy paved the way for outspoken women in country music.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

Fat Bear Week: Vote for the fattest, healthiest bear in Alaska

Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand