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Ballona Creek carries water – and garbage – from Griffith Park to the ocean. LA County is using new tech to try to keep it clean.

Ballona Creek carries water – and garbage – from Griffith Park to the ocean. LA County is using new tech to try to keep it clean.

from Greater LA

How to protect pedestrians? Jaywalking laws don’t work, suggests professor

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a law that decriminalizes jaywalking, after activists argued that people of color are more likely to be ticketed. It goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'The Return of Tanya Tucker - Featuring Brandi Carlile'

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Film Independent, KCRW, and Sony Pictures Classics invite you to an advance screening of the upcoming documentary, "The Return of Tanya Tucker" followed by followed by an in-person…

What might Trevor Noah do when he stops hosting ‘Daily Show?’ Act

Several veteran cast members of “Saturday Night Live” have left, and Trevor Noah surprised many when he recently announced plans to quit as host of “The Daily Show.”

Despite disasters in Brazil, Bolsonaro expects to win presidential reelection

In Brazil’s presidential race, Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are heading to a runoff. The incumbent’s camp is emboldened, but a Lula victory is more likely.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 04 2 hr, 49 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.

Oct. 03 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Oct. 03 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Oct. 02 2 hr

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Oct. 02 2 hr

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Fanatic! Welcome to the month of months! We have a ton of great listening planned, lots of cool concept shows lined up for you.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist October 1, 2022.

from Metropolis

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

from Left, Right & Center

This Week on KCRW

Slave to Sirens is the first all-female thrash metal band in Lebanon, and the new documentary “Sirens” follows their effort to break through in the country and abroad.

Slave to Sirens: Lebanon’s first all-female metal band shreds trauma

Slave to Sirens is the first all-female thrash metal band in Lebanon, and the new documentary “Sirens” follows their effort to break through in the country and abroad.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California will expand union rights for farmworkers, boost disability and family paid-leave programs, not enforce other states’ anti-abortion rules. That’s thanks to Gov.

Newsom creates ‘bastion of care’ for abortion seekers through new laws

California will expand union rights for farmworkers, boost disability and family paid-leave programs, not enforce other states’ anti-abortion rules. That’s thanks to Gov.

from Greater LA

This Friday, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner is suspending service between Irvine and San Diego for emergency repairs. The year’s heavy rains and high surf severely impacted the track.

Not fixing damaged Amtrak line could bring problems to economy

This Friday, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner is suspending service between Irvine and San Diego for emergency repairs. The year’s heavy rains and high surf severely impacted the track.

from Greater LA

Electro gospel-funk trio Gabriels bless us with part one of their debut album, “Angels and Queens.” We respond by playing it… a lot.

KCRW’s Top 30: Gabriels, Christine and the Queens, Beth Orton

Electro gospel-funk trio Gabriels bless us with part one of their debut album, “Angels and Queens.” We respond by playing it… a lot.

Californians ages 18-24 are experiencing more anxiety and depression compared to past years, and many are struggling to get help due to financial costs or a lack of access to services.

No issue is trivial: Why it’s critical to address young adult mental health

Californians ages 18-24 are experiencing more anxiety and depression compared to past years, and many are struggling to get help due to financial costs or a lack of access to services.

from Greater LA

Months into this school year, some LAUSD students are anxious, depressed, and lonely, says teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

LAUSD teachers provide first line of mental health defense for students

Months into this school year, some LAUSD students are anxious, depressed, and lonely, says teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

from Greater LA

What TV show to watch this fall? “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” “Breeders,” “Warrior,” and “Miracle Workers” are recommendations from The Atlantic staff writer Shirley Li.

‘Warrior’ is martial arts-heavy exploration of what it means to be American

What TV show to watch this fall? “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” “Breeders,” “Warrior,” and “Miracle Workers” are recommendations from The Atlantic staff writer Shirley Li.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Confidence Man” and “The Divider” are recently-published comprehensive books about Donald Trump’s presidency.

‘White House was a snake pit’: Lesson from ‘Confidence Man’ book

“Confidence Man” and “The Divider” are recently-published comprehensive books about Donald Trump’s presidency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

National Women’s Soccer League coaches fostered a culture of abuse and harassment, while team owners and the president of U.S.

US women’s pro soccer: Abuse from coaches went unaddressed at all levels

National Women’s Soccer League coaches fostered a culture of abuse and harassment, while team owners and the president of U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Music legend Loretta Lynn died today at age 90. Her legacy paved the way for outspoken women in country music.

‘She was like your country aunt’: The impact of Loretta Lynn

Music legend Loretta Lynn died today at age 90. Her legacy paved the way for outspoken women in country music.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

Fat Bear Week: Vote for the fattest, healthiest bear in Alaska

Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

MBE Sep. 26: Rest in Power Loretta Lynn, Gabriels get the most play, Sure Sure gets cheeky

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 4, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 4, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 4, 2022.

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.

KCRW anointed SoCal’s St. Panther Best New Artist 2020 , and since then we’ve watched the world embrace them.

St. Panther: ‘Asi Asi’ (Feat. Chrystel)

KCRW anointed SoCal’s St. Panther Best New Artist 2020 , and since then we’ve watched the world embrace them.

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, October 3, 2022

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, October 3, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

We celebrate Desert Daze with echoey dreamscapes, ‘ephemera and flux,’ and a one-way ticket straight to your 2013 feels.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sky Ferreira, The Paranoyds, Vinyl Williams

We celebrate Desert Daze with echoey dreamscapes, ‘ephemera and flux,’ and a one-way ticket straight to your 2013 feels.

from Music News

SCOTUS’ new term includes a voting rights case that could determine the outcome of the 2024 election.

Voting rights, affirmative action: Preview big cases in new Supreme Court term

SCOTUS’ new term includes a voting rights case that could determine the outcome of the 2024 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand