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Legendary new wave band Tears for Fears joins us at The Village Studios for a killer set spanning classics like “Mad World,” to standouts from their latest album, “The Tipping Point.”

Legendary new wave band Tears for Fears joins us at The Village Studios for a killer set spanning classics like “Mad World,” to standouts from their latest album, “The Tipping Point.”

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Cannabis is salient issue for voters. Will new laws aid Newsom in midterms?

Gov. Newsom has signed new laws to strengthen and expand the legal cannabis market. Will the move win him more voters during the midterm elections?

​​Inland Empire as warehouse hub: Is the era ending?

With freeway-adjacent land filling up and cities pushing back, is the golden age of goods movement coming to a close in the Inland Empire?

KCRW Partner Screening & Behind the Screens: "Ramy" Season 3

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KCRW and Hulu invite you to a special screening of "Ramy," Season Three followed by a live and in-person conversation with Ramy Youssef, Laith Nakli, and May Calamawy moderated by…

Iranians protest in collective defiance against compulsory hijab laws

Protests are raging in Iran and across the world this week in response to 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. She was arrested for not properly wearing her hijab.

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Fanatic! Coming to you from Poughkeepsie, NY. So glad to be back on the road with a show every night. We’re a few shows in and all is well. Finally, some autumn weather.

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

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Panelists discuss Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and if COVID is really over.

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Caponata is the sweet and sour Sicilian vegetable dish that’s an ode to the eggplant. It’s great as part of a charcuterie board or on own as a starter served with crackers.

Eggplant: Late summer crop is perfect for Sicilian dish caponata

Caponata is the sweet and sour Sicilian vegetable dish that’s an ode to the eggplant. It’s great as part of a charcuterie board or on own as a starter served with crackers.

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Francesca Harding's playlist, September 24, 2022

Music to make you feel.

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Philosopher Kieran Setiya offers a guide to navigating life’s hardships and living well.

Kieran Setiya: A philosopher’s guide to life’s hardships

Philosopher Kieran Setiya offers a guide to navigating life’s hardships and living well.

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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.

A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, September 24, 2022

A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.

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Jesse Green, chief theater critic for The New York Times, discusses how the late American composer Stephen Sondheim's way with language changed his life.

The Treat: NYT theater critic Jesse Green on Stephen Sondheim’s impact

Jesse Green, chief theater critic for The New York Times, discusses how the late American composer Stephen Sondheim's way with language changed his life.

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Owen Kline’s debut feature “Funny Pages” tells the story of an aspiring teenage cartoonist who is hoping to be the next Robert Crumb.

Director Owen Kline on finding your way as an artist

Owen Kline’s debut feature “Funny Pages” tells the story of an aspiring teenage cartoonist who is hoping to be the next Robert Crumb.

from The Treatment

Director Gina-Prince Bythewood is known for her films featuring strong female characters making difficult choices.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on breaking her own rule directing “The Woman King”

Director Gina-Prince Bythewood is known for her films featuring strong female characters making difficult choices.

from The Treatment

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

SiLVA's playlist, September 23, 2022

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

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 23, 2022

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

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Russian native Vlasta Pilot takes to TikTok, sharing her pickle fetish with the masses.

Pickle sommelier brings crunch to TikTok

Russian native Vlasta Pilot takes to TikTok, sharing her pickle fetish with the masses.

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Kimjang is a celebration in Korea. Eric Kim describes the days-long process of making kimchi that has been recognized by UNESCO.

Kimjang: Turning the fall crop of napa cabbages into a party

Kimjang is a celebration in Korea. Eric Kim describes the days-long process of making kimchi that has been recognized by UNESCO.

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LA Times restaurant critic refers to David Rosoff as the “fun, opinionated wine guru” of Los Angeles, who has taken over a block of Silver Lake.

Sunset Blvd: Spanish bar food, Nikkei cuisine, canned cocktails, wine

LA Times restaurant critic refers to David Rosoff as the “fun, opinionated wine guru” of Los Angeles, who has taken over a block of Silver Lake.

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Chef Brian Dunsmoor shops for ingredients for his albacore crudo — a small plate that is emerging as his restaurant’s signature dish.

Brian Dunsmoor shops for young ginger for his eponymous restaurant

Chef Brian Dunsmoor shops for ingredients for his albacore crudo — a small plate that is emerging as his restaurant’s signature dish.

from Good Food

With her cookbook “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” Marcella Hazan introduced a legion of Americans to a new cuisine — changing the way many cook and eat.

Victor Hazan reminiscences on how his wife Marcella changed Italian home cooking

With her cookbook “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” Marcella Hazan introduced a legion of Americans to a new cuisine — changing the way many cook and eat.

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Actor Billy Eichner discusses co-writing and starring in ‘Bros,’ and how Universal Pictures greenlit the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ rom-com.

Actor Billy Eichner on making the LGTBQ+ rom-com ‘Bros’

Actor Billy Eichner discusses co-writing and starring in ‘Bros,’ and how Universal Pictures greenlit the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ rom-com.

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NBC to broadcast The Golden Globes in 2023 after the network kicked it off the air following an exposé on unethical behavior. Who will host it? Who will show up?

The Golden Globes returns to NBC in 2023. Who hosts it? Who shows up?

NBC to broadcast The Golden Globes in 2023 after the network kicked it off the air following an exposé on unethical behavior. Who will host it? Who will show up?

from The Business

Need a release? How about several? Find us feeling euphoric as we arrive upon New Release Friday once again.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, September 23, 2022

Need a release? How about several? Find us feeling euphoric as we arrive upon New Release Friday once again.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Each week throughout the 2022 Tortilla Tournament of Champions, judge Gustavo Arellano will take your most burning (but never burnt) tortilla questions.

¡Ask a tortilla expert! Which is the smooth side of the tortilla?

Each week throughout the 2022 Tortilla Tournament of Champions, judge Gustavo Arellano will take your most burning (but never burnt) tortilla questions.

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