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Neighborhood concerns over new housing, including evictions, are spurring the latest changes to Mayor Bass’  signature affordable housing policy, Executive Directive 1.

Neighborhood concerns over new housing, including evictions, are spurring the latest changes to Mayor Bass’ signature affordable housing policy, Executive Directive 1.

from KCRW Features

Reyna Tropical: KCRW Live from HQ

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

Our best tomato recipes — juicy, tart, sweet, and delicious

Salads, sandwiches, slab pies, sauces, spreads, cold soups, and more!

Weekend film reviews: ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ ‘Longlegs,’ ‘Sing Sing’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

How to use summer peaches and nectarines in salads and savory dishes

One approach to a stone fruit salad: Be inspired by savory hot dishes that combine the peaches, nectarines, etc. with meat and spices.

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FREAKS ONLY

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

Jul. 11 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jul. 11 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Jul. 10 1 hr, 59 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Jul. 09 2 hr

LeRoy Downs

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

Jul. 07 2 hr

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Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

Biden attempts to smooth over a rough week with NATO presser

Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

from Left, Right & Center

The 75th anniversary celebrating the creation of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, creates an opportunity for those in the war machine to double down their commitment to…

NATO: From Cold War defensive coalition to global military behemoth

The 75th anniversary celebrating the creation of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, creates an opportunity for those in the war machine to double down their commitment to…

from Scheer Intelligence

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

CNN’s layoffs and digital future; Costner’s ‘Horizon’ pushed

CNN announces layoffs in its 2024 ‘pivot to digital.’

from The Business

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter Jordan Rakei is well-loved by KCRW DJs, so you’ve probably heard some tracks from the new album, The Loop, on our airwaves.

Today’s Top Tune: Jordan Rakei - ‘Trust’

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and songwriter Jordan Rakei is well-loved by KCRW DJs, so you’ve probably heard some tracks from the new album, The Loop, on our airwaves.

from Today's Top Tune

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

‘MoviePass, MovieCrash’ follows the company's rise and fall through the eyes of its Black founders

Muta’Ali’s HBO documentary introduces us to MoviePass’s two Black founders, and the two white guys who tanked their company and attracted a federal investigation.

from The Business

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

Weekend film reviews: ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ ‘Longlegs,’ ‘Sing Sing’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Longlegs,” “Sing Sing,” and “Sorry/Not Sorry.”

from Weekend Film Reviews

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 11, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

Historian William Gow has written a history of LA’s Chinatowns (plural) – and how they were influenced by both Hollywood and the people who lived there.

LA’s Chinatown history is intertwined with Hollywood

Historian William Gow has written a history of LA’s Chinatowns (plural) – and how they were influenced by both Hollywood and the people who lived there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The possibility of a second Trump term loomed over this week’s NATO summit in Washington. KCRW looks at what’s on his foreign policy agenda if he wins in November.

What is Trump’s foreign policy vision for a second term?

The possibility of a second Trump term loomed over this week’s NATO summit in Washington. KCRW looks at what’s on his foreign policy agenda if he wins in November.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Remi Wolf hits HQ with an epic guest DJ set and Michael Kiwanuka shares the serene new single “Floating Parade.”

MBE playlist July 10: Remi Wolf brings us big musical ideas

Remi Wolf hits HQ with an epic guest DJ set and Michael Kiwanuka shares the serene new single “Floating Parade.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Idiosyncratic, genre-obliterating pop star Remi Wolf joins MBE to share the songs that inspired her new LP “Big Ideas.”

Remi Wolf hits KCRW HQ with ‘Big Ideas’ and bigger tunes

Idiosyncratic, genre-obliterating pop star Remi Wolf joins MBE to share the songs that inspired her new LP “Big Ideas.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Ojai-based yoga aficionado and producer Earthtones — aka Serge Bandura — has deep love for cumbia and rhythms emanating from the African diaspora.

Today’s Top Tune: Earthtones - 'Limones'

Ojai-based yoga aficionado and producer Earthtones — aka Serge Bandura — has deep love for cumbia and rhythms emanating from the African diaspora.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, July 10, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

Exciting new singles ahead from a couple of NYC greats — The Mystery Lights and Fcukers.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: The Mystery Lights, Fcukers, WITCH

Exciting new singles ahead from a couple of NYC greats — The Mystery Lights and Fcukers.

from FREAKS ONLY

Remi Wolf’s new LP “Big Ideas” drops Friday, July 13, get onto its wavelength now by cueing up the ultra-sultry single, “Motorcycle.”

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Remi Wolf, Aaron Frazer, Walt Disco

Remi Wolf’s new LP “Big Ideas” drops Friday, July 13, get onto its wavelength now by cueing up the ultra-sultry single, “Motorcycle.”

from Music News

Las Vegas’ Mirage hotel and casino, built in 1989, is set to close next week.

The Mirage is shuttering. What does that say about Vegas?

Las Vegas’ Mirage hotel and casino, built in 1989, is set to close next week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Even though President Biden says he’s committed to staying in the race, a recent poll puts Vice President Kamala Harris slightly ahead of Donald Trump, Biden, and other prominent…

What could a President Kamala Harris 2024 campaign look like?

Even though President Biden says he’s committed to staying in the race, a recent poll puts Vice President Kamala Harris slightly ahead of Donald Trump, Biden, and other prominent…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The city hopes the move will provide more options for buyers and lower housing costs. KCRW looks at the potential impact and what other cities could follow.

San Jose becomes first CA city to allow the sale of ADUs

The city hopes the move will provide more options for buyers and lower housing costs. KCRW looks at the potential impact and what other cities could follow.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand