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Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Violence and lockdowns are rampant inside LA’s juvenile halls

Dire staffing shortages have led to frequent lockdowns and violence inside LA’s juvenile halls. Officers, advocates, and inmates are desperate for relief.

Soccer City: South Bay was birthplace of modern US futbol

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was founded in Torrance in 1964. Its success earned the South Bay community the nickname “Soccer City.”

A new generation of women is challenging Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Iran Expert Robin Wright says women are making history by leading weeks of protest against Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

For the music lover in your life, choose the gift that keeps on giving

Gift your music lover a KCRW Membership — including exclusive tracks from their favorite bands, ticket presales and discounts, invitations to intimate live performances, special…

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Dec. 06 2 hr, 49 min

Valida

A seamless blend of styles from indie rock to golden-era hip-hop, and everything in between.

Dec. 05 2 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Dec. 05 2 hr

LeRoy Downs

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

Dec. 04 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Dec. 04 1 hr, 59 min

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Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

from Metropolis

On this rainy LA Friday, snuggle up with us as we explore the hottest new releases, Christmas classics and ‘80s disco-funk.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’ve been on a lot of highways and in a lot of airports getting things done. I saw the great Nashville band Snooper play several nights ago.

from Henry Rollins

Bookstore owner Celia Sack shares her annual picks for best cookbooks with a surprising trend from first generation authors.

from Good Food

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LAHSA’s “reimagined” winter shelter program provides both beds and motel vouchers to unhoused Angelenos looking to stay warm.

LA’s reworked winter shelter program leaves many unhoused residents in the cold

LAHSA’s “reimagined” winter shelter program provides both beds and motel vouchers to unhoused Angelenos looking to stay warm.

from Greater LA

A new film, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” tells the twin story of Nan Goldin’s activism against the Sackler family and her personal journey as an artist.

Artist Nan Goldin shines light on stigma around abuse and addiction

A new film, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” tells the twin story of Nan Goldin’s activism against the Sackler family and her personal journey as an artist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Stand-up comedian Atsuko Okatsuka went viral on TikTok for doing the drop challenge with her grandmother. Now she’s making her HBO comedy special debut.

Making TikTok videos with grandma helped launch Atsuko Okatsuka’s comedy career

Stand-up comedian Atsuko Okatsuka went viral on TikTok for doing the drop challenge with her grandmother. Now she’s making her HBO comedy special debut.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared “goblin mode” as its word of the year. It’s the first time a term has been chosen by the public.

Are you in ‘goblin mode?’ That’s Oxford’s word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared “goblin mode” as its word of the year. It’s the first time a term has been chosen by the public.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How grad students make money can be complex and piecemeal — a maze of funding that’s harder to navigate in an expensive place like LA or New York.

How do grad students cobble together enough income to survive in LA?

How grad students make money can be complex and piecemeal — a maze of funding that’s harder to navigate in an expensive place like LA or New York.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom has convened a special legislative session in Sacramento to address record-high gas prices and what he describes as price gouging.

Newsom wants to penalize oil companies for record-high gas prices. Could it work?

Governor Gavin Newsom has convened a special legislative session in Sacramento to address record-high gas prices and what he describes as price gouging.

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.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, December 6, 2022

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Get nostalgic as the year winds to a close with many of our year-wide favorites taking center stage.

KCRW’s Top 30: Adrian Quesada, Lee Fields, De Lux

Get nostalgic as the year winds to a close with many of our year-wide favorites taking center stage.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 6, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 6, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 6, 2022.

Presenting their struggle with love, or better yet, the myth of love, Fever Ray’s Karen Dreijer transmits from the head and the heart on the new album “Radical Romantics.”

Fever Ray: ‘Carbon Dioxide’

Presenting their struggle with love, or better yet, the myth of love, Fever Ray’s Karen Dreijer transmits from the head and the heart on the new album “Radical Romantics.”

from Today's Top Tune

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

Valida's playlist, December 5, 2022

Fasten your rocket seat belts - you will be going on a cosmic sonic adventure...From house and electro to world rhythms and beyond, Valida’s mixes are seamless as she takes her…

from Valida

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 5, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Photographer Lev Rukhin moved to LA in 2010 and started shooting its street scenes from an old Volvo station wagon as a way to engage and spend time with his daughter.

Drive-by portraits capture a moving Los Angeles

Photographer Lev Rukhin moved to LA in 2010 and started shooting its street scenes from an old Volvo station wagon as a way to engage and spend time with his daughter.

from Greater LA

A new park celebrates Mendez, et al. v. Westminster School District, et. al, a landmark court case in the mid-1940s that challenged school segregation.

New OC park honors legal case challenging school segregation

A new park celebrates Mendez, et al. v. Westminster School District, et. al, a landmark court case in the mid-1940s that challenged school segregation.

from Greater LA

Iran’s morality police has been subject to months of protests after the death of Mahsa Amini in its custody. What happens next?

Iran’s attorney general says morality police is disbanded, others say no

Iran’s morality police has been subject to months of protests after the death of Mahsa Amini in its custody. What happens next?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After superstar Johnny Cash attempted to take his own life, he reconnected with the faith of his youth, which guided him until he died.

How ‘the man in black’ reached redemption through religion

After superstar Johnny Cash attempted to take his own life, he reconnected with the faith of his youth, which guided him until he died.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case involving a Colorado web designer who doesn't want to work with same-sex couples.

First Amendment is at center of case on same-sex wedding websites

The Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case involving a Colorado web designer who doesn't want to work with same-sex couples.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Crush-worthy, breezy R&B, anthemic guitars, psychedelic friendship vibes, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Biig Piig, Contour, Circa Waves

Crush-worthy, breezy R&B, anthemic guitars, psychedelic friendship vibes, and more.

from Music News