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Girls’ flag football is now an official high school sport in SoCal, thanks to a vote by the California Interscholastic Federation’s southern section.

Girls’ flag football is now an official high school sport in SoCal, thanks to a vote by the California Interscholastic Federation’s southern section. CIF will consider it at the state level next year.

from Greater LA

Will Trump run for White House again, can PG&E keep lights on?

Will Trump run for the presidency again? And in the aftermath of California’s deadly wildfires, can the state’s largest utility, PG&E, mend its ways?

This million-year-old ecosystem survived 6 ice ages. Now it’s dying

The pebble plains ecosystem, found only in the San Bernardino Mountains, survived six ice ages and human development. Now it’s facing its biggest threat.

CicLAvia: People-powered mobility lets you see LA differently

This Sunday, CicLAvia will close seven miles of roads to cars. The route goes through Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Boyle Heights.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'The Banshees of Inisherin'

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Featured Shows

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 06 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.

Oct. 05 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Oct. 05 2 hr

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Oct. 04 3 hr

LeRoy Downs

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

Oct. 02 2 hr

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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

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

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

The Salton Sea is so salty that birds, fish, and insects can’t survive there. Its lakebed also grows drier by the day, revealing toxic dust.

Can Salton Sea be saved? It’s turning into an ecological disaster

The Salton Sea is so salty that birds, fish, and insects can’t survive there. Its lakebed also grows drier by the day, revealing toxic dust.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest movie releases: “Amsterdam,” “Tár,” “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile,” and “Triangle of Sadness.”

‘Tár’ shows how we create public versions of ourselves, says critic

Critics review the latest movie releases: “Amsterdam,” “Tár,” “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile,” and “Triangle of Sadness.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, buy ingredients from tribal sources and stock your pantry full of Tepary beans, polenta, wheat berries, and blue corn.

On Indigenous Peoples' Day, support these Native-owned businesses

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, buy ingredients from tribal sources and stock your pantry full of Tepary beans, polenta, wheat berries, and blue corn.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If Republicans win control of the U.S. House in the November midterm elections, as expected, then Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is likely to take over as its speaker.

How Kevin McCarthy became the most powerful House Republican

If Republicans win control of the U.S. House in the November midterm elections, as expected, then Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is likely to take over as its speaker.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The #MeToo movement brought down powerful Hollywood figures, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. But the organization behind it has imploded.

What led to downfall of Time’s Up? Too much power, conflict of interest

The #MeToo movement brought down powerful Hollywood figures, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. But the organization behind it has imploded.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Brooklyn vocal trio Say She She celebrate the release of their debut album “Prism” with a funked-up, full-band get down at Bob Clearmountain’s legendary Apogee Studio.

Say She She: KCRW Live from Apogee Studio

Brooklyn vocal trio Say She She celebrate the release of their debut album “Prism” with a funked-up, full-band get down at Bob Clearmountain’s legendary Apogee Studio.

from Live From

Fresh off a dreamily disorienting lake-side Desert Daze performance, and mere hours before jetting back to England to perform alongside the iconic Roxy Music, singer, songwriter, and…

MBE Oct. 6: Nilüfer Yanya guest DJs, Say She She Live from Apogee

Fresh off a dreamily disorienting lake-side Desert Daze performance, and mere hours before jetting back to England to perform alongside the iconic Roxy Music, singer, songwriter, and…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 6, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 6, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 6, 2022.

Though Mona Holmes’ expat niece Christine has lived in various Spanish cities since the mid-00s, she admits the diversity of the food just doesn’t measure up to the food in the…

An American expat in Spain finds tortilla deliverance in LA

Though Mona Holmes’ expat niece Christine has lived in various Spanish cities since the mid-00s, she admits the diversity of the food just doesn’t measure up to the food in the…

from Good Food

Long ago and far away, The Manhattan Transfer’s late founding member Tim Hauser hosted a weekly vocal music show on KCRW.

The Manhattan Transfer: ‘Agua’

Long ago and far away, The Manhattan Transfer’s late founding member Tim Hauser hosted a weekly vocal music show on KCRW.

from Today's Top Tune

Donald Trump is likely to seek a 2024 presidential run, and it’ll be more extreme than what Americans saw in 2020 and 2016.

Will Trump run for White House again?

Donald Trump is likely to seek a 2024 presidential run, and it’ll be more extreme than what Americans saw in 2020 and 2016.

from To the Point

The failed history of America’s biggest utility is the focus of Katherine Blunt’s book, “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric – And What it Means for America’s…

Can PG&E keep the lights on?

The failed history of America’s biggest utility is the focus of Katherine Blunt’s book, “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric – And What it Means for America’s…

from To the Point

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, October 5, 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, October 5, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

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

City of Santa Monica says: Pony up for outdoor dining

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

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.

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.

from Greater LA

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.

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.

from Greater LA

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

‘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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“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