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The Crenshaw Dairy Mart put on its first film festival in Inglewood after hearing from BIPOC filmmakers that they need more spaces to showcase their work in LA.

The Crenshaw Dairy Mart put on its first film festival in Inglewood after hearing from BIPOC filmmakers that they need more spaces to showcase their work in LA.

from KCRW Features

KCRW’s Top 30: Helado Negro’s officially on a winning streak

Helado Negro’s “PHASOR” maintains a commanding lead, and just like that KCRW’s first Top 30 streak of 2024 is in the books.

‘British Bake Off’ co-host turns into infamous robber in new historical comedy

Noel Fielding is known in the U.S. for co-hosting “The Great British Bake-Off.” In a new streaming show, he plays an infamous British highwayman, but with a twist.

Vroman’s won’t take just any buyer. You need respect, integrity

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena opened in 1894. Now owner Joel Sheldon III is looking for a buyer who will keep catering to the local community.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Feb. 27 2 hr, 50 min

José Galván

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

Feb. 26 1 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Feb. 26 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Feb. 25 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Feb. 25 2 hr

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Laura Karpman, first time Oscar nominee for her “American Fiction” score takes the guest DJ seat. Plus, New Music Friday.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

In the 1990s, a reading strategy called “balanced literacy” took over CA public schools. The problem? Kids didn’t learn to read. Now, phonics is making a comeback.

from KCRW Features

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni examine FuboTV’s $1 billion lawsuit seeking to halt the development of the recently announced Fox, Disney, and Warner Brothers Discovery sports streaming…

from The Business

Will the death of a political rival to Putin push the U.S. to give more aid to Ukraine? Can a new bill help reduce crime in Washington, D.C.?

from Left, Right & Center

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Sora can use a few word prompts to create one-minute videos showing full scenes, motions, and characters. A filmmaker who’s been tracking AI use was floored by Sora.

‘Little unsettling’: OpenAI’s Sora creates anxieties for Hollywood

Sora can use a few word prompts to create one-minute videos showing full scenes, motions, and characters. A filmmaker who’s been tracking AI use was floored by Sora.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What do Jack Antonoff and Babyface have in common?

MBE Playlist Feb. 27: Cool news for the ‘Bleachers’ crowd

What do Jack Antonoff and Babyface have in common?

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Confessional songwriter Cordelia has a background in theater as well as music, handy skills which taught her how to create magic on stage.

Today’s Top Tune: Cordelia - ‘Little Life’ (Radio Edit)

Confessional songwriter Cordelia has a background in theater as well as music, handy skills which taught her how to create magic on stage.

from Today's Top Tune

The race for two open supervisor seats is heating up in Orange County. Two candidates might compete in the November run-off election if no one receives more than 50% of votes.

OC showdown: Two supervisor seats up for grabs in crowded race

The race for two open supervisor seats is heating up in Orange County. Two candidates might compete in the November run-off election if no one receives more than 50% of votes.

from KCRW Features

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

José Galván's playlist, February 26, 2024

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

from José Galván

Dig the trippy history of Mort Garson’s cult classic “Plantasia.”

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Feb. 26, 2024: Space Age sounds for earthbound houseplants

Dig the trippy history of Mort Garson’s cult classic “Plantasia.”

from FREAKS ONLY

The Netflix reality dating show “Love is Blind” kicked off its sixth season this Valentine’s Day. It challenges singles to look past appearances and learn about what’s within.

Netflix is winning over audiences with ‘Love is Blind’

The Netflix reality dating show “Love is Blind” kicked off its sixth season this Valentine’s Day. It challenges singles to look past appearances and learn about what’s within.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For some LA public school kids, playing music has kept them afloat during hardships. “The Last Repair Shop” focuses on the craftspeople who’ve been fixing their instruments.

‘Last Repair Shop’ shows Angelenos who were broken, then repaired by music

For some LA public school kids, playing music has kept them afloat during hardships. “The Last Repair Shop” focuses on the craftspeople who’ve been fixing their instruments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The former head of DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board argues that we’re about to be bombarded with election disinformation, and the government has given up trying to fight it.

Expect to be swamped with election disinformation: Former DHS staffer

The former head of DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board argues that we’re about to be bombarded with election disinformation, and the government has given up trying to fight it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in two cases that deal with free speech on social media. They could have big First Amendment implications.

Supreme Court struggles to balance free speech and tech

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in two cases that deal with free speech on social media. They could have big First Amendment implications.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Post-“Saltburn” MGMT, an AI Chris Martin lip-synching IDLES, scene-eclipsing hip-hop from Orlando rapper Wahid, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: MGMT, IDLES, Wahid

Post-“Saltburn” MGMT, an AI Chris Martin lip-synching IDLES, scene-eclipsing hip-hop from Orlando rapper Wahid, and more.

from Music News

We can’t get enough of Queens-based rapper and storyteller Homeboy Sandman’s deliciously dramatic “Real Good.”

MBE Playlist Feb. 26: Fascinating sounds from Homeboy Sandman, Canty + more

We can’t get enough of Queens-based rapper and storyteller Homeboy Sandman’s deliciously dramatic “Real Good.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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.

Shoegazers Slowdive stopped by KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio late in 2023 to perform a career-spanning set and had an insightful conversation with our own Andrea Domanick about…

Today’s Top Tune: Slowdive - ‘Kisses’ (Live From KCRW)

Shoegazers Slowdive stopped by KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio late in 2023 to perform a career-spanning set and had an insightful conversation with our own Andrea Domanick about…

from Today's Top Tune

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.

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, February 25, 2024

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, February 25, 2024

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, February 25, 2024

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

from Jeremy Sole