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Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Roget Chahayed goes from San Fernando Valley to the Grammys

Roget Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

Can you trust ‘organic’ label? USDA wants to make sure

When you buy something that has an “organic” label on it, can you trust that it is?

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Big stars, popular films are nominated. Will audiences watch the Oscars?

Will the Academy attract viewers with two nominees having the highest total gross in history? Plus, a look at Oscars surprises and snubs.

Featured Shows

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jan. 26 39 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.

Jan. 25 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Jan. 25 2 hr

José Galván

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

Jan. 23 2 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Jan. 22 2 hr

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Fanatic! I know we have a long way to go but I’m done with winter! Mainly, I find the cold to be boring. Winter: I’m glad I brought a book.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist January 21, 2023.

from Metropolis

Sweet sonic excitement stirs for Press Play’s chat with John Cale, a love letter to Elliott Smith, and life-giving new music from Låpsley.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Sending you to Willie Nelson’s star-studded birthday bash at the bowl. Plus, the freshest cut from Big Crown Records, and KCRW’s latest Top 30 chart.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso serve up killer selections and explain why the Grammys “need to get a whole lot gayer.”

Sylvan Esso: KCRW Guest DJ set

Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso serve up killer selections and explain why the Grammys “need to get a whole lot gayer.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW remembers each of the 11 people who died during the mass shooting in Monterey Park after the city’s Lunar New Year celebration. All of them were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Remembering My Nhan, Xiujuan Yu, and all 9 other victims of Monterey Park shooting

KCRW remembers each of the 11 people who died during the mass shooting in Monterey Park after the city’s Lunar New Year celebration. All of them were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“What are you choosing to put your attention on? What are you putting your energy into? And is that an optimal use of your attention,” asks author Mark Manson.

‘Subtle Art of Not Giving a F’ author wants to grow ‘attention diet’ culture

“What are you choosing to put your attention on? What are you putting your energy into? And is that an optimal use of your attention,” asks author Mark Manson.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, January 26, 2023

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 26, 2023

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

from FREAKS ONLY

In the last year, there have been more calls for workers’ rights and higher wages.

Dining is one of the toughest industries, more restaurants workers are unionizing

In the last year, there have been more calls for workers’ rights and higher wages.

from Greater LA

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

Running for Senate is expensive. Schiff and Porter need headstarts

Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are running for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat, and Barbara Lee is expected to officially join the race too.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.

Op-ed: California’s greatest paradox? It’s dangerous beauty

California is home to the world’s most breathtaking places. But Zocalo Columnist Joe Mathews says its nature also makes it a challenging place to live.

Make a porridge from semolina with milk and parmesan, and add an egg for richness. It’s the first step in making gnocchi alla Romana.

Make a comforting, savory porridge for light suppers on cool nights

Make a porridge from semolina with milk and parmesan, and add an egg for richness. It’s the first step in making gnocchi alla Romana.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest films: “Infinity Pool,” “The Man in the Basement,” You People,” and “Close.”

‘Close’ is moving and emotional, but plays upon queer trauma, says critic

Critics review the latest films: “Infinity Pool,” “The Man in the Basement,” You People,” and “Close.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week’s Global Beat: México is giving girl power with powerful female voices shining through disparate genres and regions.

Global Beat México: Embrujo Huasteco, ​​Stephanie Delgado, Maria Moctezuma

This week’s Global Beat: México is giving girl power with powerful female voices shining through disparate genres and regions.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Early weekend feelings abound as Sylvan Esso stop by to share their love of brand new Overmono, and should-be Grammy nominees MUNA.

MBE Jan. 26: Early weekend feels via Cezaire, Lisa LeBlanc, and Sylvan Esso’s visit

Early weekend feelings abound as Sylvan Esso stop by to share their love of brand new Overmono, and should-be Grammy nominees MUNA.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

After six long years, Canadian duo Junior Boys are back with their sixth album, Waiting Game.

Junior Boys: ‘Thinking About You Calms Me Down’

After six long years, Canadian duo Junior Boys are back with their sixth album, Waiting Game.

from Today's Top Tune

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, January 25, 2023

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, January 25, 2023

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

from FREAKS ONLY

LA vocalist Amanda Achen never thought she would be singing songs written for a video game franchise. But she’s embraced the journey it’s taken her on.

Singing for ‘Final Fantasy’ video game brought LA vocalist success overseas

LA vocalist Amanda Achen never thought she would be singing songs written for a video game franchise. But she’s embraced the journey it’s taken her on.

from Greater LA

Sue Carpenter ran a pirate radio station called KBLT from her Silver Lake apartment in the late 90s. Now it’s been reimagined as an interactive experience.

Pirate radio station KBLT rides again in Silver Lake

Sue Carpenter ran a pirate radio station called KBLT from her Silver Lake apartment in the late 90s. Now it’s been reimagined as an interactive experience.

from Greater LA

The Pacific Opera Project aims to make the arts more affordable and entertaining. Their next show is “Superflute,” a retelling of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with Nintendo characters.

Pacific Opera Project combines Mozart with Nintendo for next show

The Pacific Opera Project aims to make the arts more affordable and entertaining. Their next show is “Superflute,” a retelling of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with Nintendo characters.

from Greater LA

Paramount’s drama series “Yellowstone” has gotten so popular that it’s inspiring city slickers to sport Stetsons and sheep-lined flannel.

‘Yellowstone’ makes city slickers want to dress like cowboys

Paramount’s drama series “Yellowstone” has gotten so popular that it’s inspiring city slickers to sport Stetsons and sheep-lined flannel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand