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Apple is the latest tech company to unveil AI tools for its most popular products. Will this be truly helpful, or is it another ploy to sell more iPhones?

Apple is the latest tech company to unveil AI tools for its most popular products. Will this be truly helpful, or is it another ploy to sell more iPhones?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Weekend film reviews: ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die,’ ‘Robot Dreams’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” “Robot Dreams,” “Handling the Undead,” and “The Watchers.”

Sansei league shows deep bond between baseball and Japanese Californians

Japanese Americans have played baseball in SoCal for 100 years, but the last Japanese American youth league in LA County — Sansei Baseball — is shrinking.

Paramount controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has a big decision to make

After receiving a revised offer from Skydance, the fate of Paramount lies in the hands of controlling shareholder Shari Redstone. What might be keeping her from approving the deal?

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Ghostlight'

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Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Jun. 11 1 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Jun. 11 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jun. 11 2 hr, 49 min

José Galván

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

Jun. 10 2 hr

LeRoy Downs

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

Jun. 09 1 hr, 59 min

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Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

from Anne Litt

Designer of KCRW’s Spring Pledge drive merch, Walker Noble, shares some inspo and Anne Litt helps share the tunes.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Omar Apollo drops the super charged new single “Less of You” just in time to zhuzh up your Pride playlists.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Cursive, Goat Girl, Peggy Gou

From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

from Music News

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: June 12, 2024

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

Songwriter and storyteller Jensen McRae was born and raised in Los Angeles and thinks of herself as “one house down from the girl next door.”

Today’s Top Tune: Jensen McRae - 'Massachusetts’

Songwriter and storyteller Jensen McRae was born and raised in Los Angeles and thinks of herself as “one house down from the girl next door.”

from Today's Top Tune

Can women initiate sex? I’m thinking of breaking my celibacy, but men scare me. How do I set boundaries with my parents about my sex life?

Why is it hard to initiate sex? with Allison Behringer

Can women initiate sex? I’m thinking of breaking my celibacy, but men scare me. How do I set boundaries with my parents about my sex life?

from How’s Your Sex Life?

This week, Katherine Morgan Schafler, author of The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control, explores our relationship with the ideal of being a perfectionist.

Midweek Reset: Perfectionism

This week, Katherine Morgan Schafler, author of The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control, explores our relationship with the ideal of being a perfectionist.

from Life Examined

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, June 11, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: June 11, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

University of Connecticut basketball coach Dan Hurley said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to a reported six-year deal to be the Lakers’ new coach. The offer would’ve doubled his salary.

Search for Lakers coach continues after top candidate says no

University of Connecticut basketball coach Dan Hurley said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to a reported six-year deal to be the Lakers’ new coach. The offer would’ve doubled his salary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The panel was concerned about the strength of the evidence, allegations of participant abuse, and ill-defined therapeutic protocols. It’s a step backwards for the psychedelic movement.

MDMA therapy for PTSD treatment? FDA panel says no

The panel was concerned about the strength of the evidence, allegations of participant abuse, and ill-defined therapeutic protocols. It’s a step backwards for the psychedelic movement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new documentary looks at George Coulam's multi-million dollar Texas Renaissance Festival. He’s ready to step down, and a fight is brewing over who will step up.

The power struggle over one of US’ biggest Renaissance theme parks

A new documentary looks at George Coulam's multi-million dollar Texas Renaissance Festival. He’s ready to step down, and a fight is brewing over who will step up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA duo Brijean’s lush 'n' dreamy waltz, "Euphoric Avenue," lands at number one and invites us to slow down and savor the sounds.

KCRW’s Top 30 chart: June 3–9, 2024

LA duo Brijean’s lush 'n' dreamy waltz, "Euphoric Avenue," lands at number one and invites us to slow down and savor the sounds.

Another day, another bumper crop of sonic delights from LA artists like Beachwood Sparks, Zsela and more.

MBE playlist June 11: Beth Gibbons, Beachwood Sparks, Zsela

Another day, another bumper crop of sonic delights from LA artists like Beachwood Sparks, Zsela and more.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Last year’s Hollywood strikes did not result in more reality TV production, as expected. Rather, the green lit unscripted shows are shifting to franchises and sports.

TV not spared from Hollywood production downturn

Last year’s Hollywood strikes did not result in more reality TV production, as expected. Rather, the green lit unscripted shows are shifting to franchises and sports.

from KCRW Features

We have a new song for you from the canyons of Southern California, courtesy of our old friends Beachwood Sparks , who are known to echo the cosmic fervor of The Byrds’ legendary…

Today’s Top Tune: Beachwood Sparks - ‘Falling Forever’

We have a new song for you from the canyons of Southern California, courtesy of our old friends Beachwood Sparks , who are known to echo the cosmic fervor of The Byrds’ legendary…

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, June 10, 2024

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

from José Galván

Daptone Records’ sweet-soul, Brazilian crooning, and downtempo beats are here to help you ease into the new week.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Menahan Street Band, Rôge, Jonny Drop

Daptone Records’ sweet-soul, Brazilian crooning, and downtempo beats are here to help you ease into the new week.

from FREAKS ONLY

Mdocu Moctar’s “Funeral for Justice” is a blend of desert blues and sociopolitical commentary about his West African home country of Niger.

‘Funeral for Justice’: Music against colonialism and corruption

Mdocu Moctar’s “Funeral for Justice” is a blend of desert blues and sociopolitical commentary about his West African home country of Niger.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Terrorism and military coups spread through West Africa

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for snap elections after far-right victories over the weekend. What's behind his risky strategy?

France’s far-right stuns with victories in European elections

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for snap elections after far-right victories over the weekend. What's behind his risky strategy?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand