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Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

from Greater LA

Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza,’ growing up in LA at a time of innocence and mystery

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

José Galván's playlist, November 28, 2021

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

Chris Douridas' playlist, November 28, 2021

New releases in all genres.

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Why aren’t patients given useful information on the effectiveness of medications?

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Nassir Nassirzadeh

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

Nov. 28 3 hr

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

Nov. 27 2 hr

Metropolis

The hypnotic pulse of current & classic dance music, including exclusive guest mixes.

Nov. 27 1 hr, 55 min

Dan Wilcox

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Nov. 27 1 hr, 59 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.

Nov. 27 2 hr, 49 min

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from Music Special Programming

It’s not RICO, but this is the final episode of All The Presidents’ Lawyers.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

If you happened to catch the finale of the fifth season of the Nigerian version of “Big Brother,” then you've seen sibling duo The Cavemen perform.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist November 28, 2021

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

from Nassir Nassirzadeh

Fanatic! I hope you survived the last few days. I had a sandwich and some Gatorade I bought the night before at a grocery store.

KCRW Broadcast 661

Fanatic! I hope you survived the last few days. I had a sandwich and some Gatorade I bought the night before at a grocery store.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, November 27, 2021.

Metropolis playlist, November 27, 2021

Metropolis playlist, November 27, 2021.

from Metropolis

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, November 27, 2021

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

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, November 27, 2021

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

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

Anne Litt's playlist, November 27, 2021

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

from Anne Litt

Jonathan Bastian talks with Susan Orlean about our love and relationship with animals.

Why humans love, use, and abuse animals

Jonathan Bastian talks with Susan Orlean about our love and relationship with animals.

from Life Examined

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.

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, November 27, 2021

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

from Scott Dallavo

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

SiLVA's playlist, November 26, 2021

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

from SiLVA

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, November 26, 2021

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Elvis Mitchell interviewed Quentin Tarantino on The Treatment about how the filmmaker uses food as a symbol of power in his movies.

Quentin Tarantino on food and power in film

Elvis Mitchell interviewed Quentin Tarantino on The Treatment about how the filmmaker uses food as a symbol of power in his movies.

from Good Food

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

Striking a balance of joy and pain in ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

from Good Food

Filmmaker Michael Sarnoski recalls an article describing how truffle hunters would sit on their porches at night to protect their valuable dogs and pigs from being stolen.

Nicolas Cage searches for his stolen companion animal in ‘Pig’

Filmmaker Michael Sarnoski recalls an article describing how truffle hunters would sit on their porches at night to protect their valuable dogs and pigs from being stolen.

from Good Food

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

Cultural and spiritual pride in Native American foodways is focus of ‘Gather’ film

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

from Good Food

If you went to see “The Incredibles 2” in theaters, you might have caught the Pixar short – all about food.

A powerful immigrant food story in Pixar’s ‘Bao’

If you went to see “The Incredibles 2” in theaters, you might have caught the Pixar short – all about food.

from Good Food

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

Can Netflix become the new home of blockbusters?

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from The Business

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

‘Tinderbox’: New book goes behind the scenes at HBO, where executives play their own ‘Game of Thrones’

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

from The Business