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“Our entire profession is in a crisis mode because people just don't respect it and appreciate it the way that it used to be.

“Our entire profession is in a crisis mode because people just don't respect it and appreciate it the way that it used to be. The continued systemic pressures that are put on the classroom teacher and just all levels of educators on the school site is just something [educators] are not able to manage anymore," says San Pedro High School Principal Steve Gebhart.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s port problem is building up ahead of the holidays

With consumer confidence and demand rising ahead of the holidays, business owners and shoppers are facing perhaps the most significant interruption yet.

Coming Soon: Bent By Nature

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

A Look Inside the World of Wes Anderson’s 'The French Dispatch'

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"The French Dispatch" brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

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from Henry Rollins

Josh, Liz, Sean and Amy talk about President Joe Biden’s economic problems and redistricting ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

from Left, Right & Center

Metropolis playlist, October 16, 2021.

from Metropolis

It's a new week and we've got new music, like the debut album from British-Bangladeshi-Irish singer Joy Crookes.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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An elementary school in L.A.

LA’s toxic secret

An elementary school in L.A.

from Bodies

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.

You may know Australian First Nations rapper Danzal Baker under a handful of monikers, but we think of him as Baker Boy.

Baker Boy: ‘My Mind’ (feat. G-Flip)

You may know Australian First Nations rapper Danzal Baker under a handful of monikers, but we think of him as Baker Boy.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, October 19, 2021

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, October 19, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

“There's a big clog, but it ain't us. We have become a storage facility instead of a throughput facility. We are inundated with a lot of cargo.

24/7 ports won’t fix the supply chain backlog alone, says longshoreman

“There's a big clog, but it ain't us. We have become a storage facility instead of a throughput facility. We are inundated with a lot of cargo.

from Greater LA

People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

People buy things to compete and stand out, but a new handbag won’t make you happier, says professor

People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

from Greater LA

Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

Ken Burns: ‘Muhammad Ali’

Director Ken Burns on the beauty and love of Muhammad Ali.

from The Treatment

Jaubi hail from Lahore, Pakistan. They take their name from the Urdu language, roughly translating to “whatever”. They simply enjoy creating whatever feels good.

MBE Oct. 19: Jazz-fed ragas from Pakistan’s Jaubi

Jaubi hail from Lahore, Pakistan. They take their name from the Urdu language, roughly translating to “whatever”. They simply enjoy creating whatever feels good.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 19, 2021.

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

Coming Soon: Bent By Nature

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

from Bent by Nature

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

LA politics may breed more corruption as Mark-Ridley Thomas faces indictment, warns ex-US attorney

Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

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Italian master percussionist and talented multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Poso has a feel for Afro-Latin percussion and drum patterns.

Gabriel Poso: ‘Futurista’

Italian master percussionist and talented multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Poso has a feel for Afro-Latin percussion and drum patterns.

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.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, October 18, 2021

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

from FREAKS ONLY

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

20,000 oil wells in LA County can cause health problems for nearby residents

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

from Greater LA

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

The death of a Palestinian American in Santa Ana remains unsolved for 36 years

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

from Greater LA

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

California’s offshore oil heyday is over. Why do the platforms remain?

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

from Greater LA

“I think there are always higher [teaching] needs because there's even a smaller pool when it comes to higher grade levels, such as math and science, foreign language, and special ed,”…

Nation faces teacher shortage — even substitutes are tough to find

“I think there are always higher [teaching] needs because there's even a smaller pool when it comes to higher grade levels, such as math and science, foreign language, and special ed,”…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand