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Panelists discuss Representative George Santos stepping down from his committee assignments, GOP presidential candidates, and going back to the office as the pandemic wanes.

Panelists discuss Representative George Santos stepping down from his committee assignments, GOP presidential candidates, and going back to the office as the pandemic wanes.

from Left, Right & Center

Daniel Avery: KCRW Guest Mix

The chameleonic production virtuoso serves up a psilocybin-dipped chug of a mix  and opens up about expectations and lockdown epiphanies.

CA and 6 other western states fight over dwindling water supply from CO River

For months, seven states that rely on the Colorado River have been debating how to reduce their water use — because the river is nearing critically-low levels.

Healthy soil can be a climate change solution

Regenerative agriculture grows healthier food, captures carbon from the atmosphere, and fights cliate change. So why isn’t every farmer doing it?

Mayor Bass’ pick to lead homeless authority sees hope amidst crisis

Mayor Karen Bass has picked a new head of LA’s homeless services authority. Will a new regime make a difference in reducing the city’s unhoused population?

Featured Shows

Latest DJ Shows

FREAKS ONLY

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

Feb. 02 43 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Feb. 02 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.

Feb. 01 3 hr, 1 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Jan. 31 3 hr, 1 min

José Galván

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

Jan. 30 3 hr

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Fanatic! It’s late on Friday night and I’m writing these notes now as I have a long day of travel waiting for me. I’m Iceland bound to start almost two months of shows.

from Henry Rollins

As the pandemic raged, dozens of homeless veterans built a military-style encampment on a sidewalk in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods.

from City of Tents: Veterans Row

Gather round as we listen in early to the latest genre-blended smoothie of a single from LA “souldie” darlings, The Altons.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Is New Music Tuesday a thing? Because…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

“The Quiet Epidemic” examines the spread of Lyme disease and the medical establishment’s reluctance to acknowledge its seriousness.

Amid complex Lyme disease, it’s time to reexamine how we treat illness

“The Quiet Epidemic” examines the spread of Lyme disease and the medical establishment’s reluctance to acknowledge its seriousness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.

Revised AP African American studies course erases critical history, says UCLA professor

The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

No date this Valentines Day? Greater LA has you covered! Join KCRW + “Dater LA” for this anti-Valentines Day soiree for lovers of music and just plain lovers!

DATER LA PRESENTS: VALENTINES + VINYL

No date this Valentines Day? Greater LA has you covered! Join KCRW + “Dater LA” for this anti-Valentines Day soiree for lovers of music and just plain lovers!

from Special Programming

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.

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William J.

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Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William J.

from Scheer Intelligence

Slinky, sexy, and seductive, “Theirs13” is the latest from South London’s JGrrey.

JGrrey: ‘Theirs13’

Slinky, sexy, and seductive, “Theirs13” is the latest from South London’s JGrrey.

from Today's Top Tune

Robot dogs made headlines in New York and San Francisco when those police departments added them to their forces. LA is next for the big debate.

Robot dogs stir heated debate in LA City Council

Robot dogs made headlines in New York and San Francisco when those police departments added them to their forces. LA is next for the big debate.

from Greater LA

After the recent storms, LA reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains are filling up, but not just with water — millions of cubic feet of mud and wilderness debris, too.

Recent storms are filling up LA area reservoirs, but not just with water

After the recent storms, LA reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains are filling up, but not just with water — millions of cubic feet of mud and wilderness debris, too.

from Greater LA

Making chocolate soufflé is not difficult. There are just a few techniques that are easy to master.

This Valentine’s Day, go for luxury and affection with a chocolate soufflé

Making chocolate soufflé is not difficult. There are just a few techniques that are easy to master.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest film releases: “Knock at the Cabin,” “80 for Brady,” “The Amazing Maurice,” and “Pamela, A Love Story.”

‘Pamela, A Love Story’ is a moving, important film to have out there, says critic

Critics review the latest film releases: “Knock at the Cabin,” “80 for Brady,” “The Amazing Maurice,” and “Pamela, A Love Story.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Other states, including Massachusetts and New York, are taking a page out of the California playbook and are working to improve and protect abortion access.

Abortion protection: Blue states are following CA’s footsteps

Other states, including Massachusetts and New York, are taking a page out of the California playbook and are working to improve and protect abortion access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new concealed carry bill this week, banning guns in public places. It’s a response to the latest California mass shootings.

How far can states go to restrict concealed carry laws?

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new concealed carry bill this week, banning guns in public places. It’s a response to the latest California mass shootings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Heavy Señor Discos vibes via funky Afro-Latino duo Altoparlante, off-beat pop tones, and ultra-soothing alt-R&B.

Global Beat Mexico: Greta Ela + Palmasur, Altoparlante, babas tutsipop

Heavy Señor Discos vibes via funky Afro-Latino duo Altoparlante, off-beat pop tones, and ultra-soothing alt-R&B.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Morning becomes the TRL of your wildest fever dreams as we celebrate Novena and Anthony’s two year anniversary as co-hosts with YOUR requests.

MBE Feb. 2: MBE rocks requests for Novena + Anthony’s two year anniversary

Morning becomes the TRL of your wildest fever dreams as we celebrate Novena and Anthony’s two year anniversary as co-hosts with YOUR requests.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Scottish new-soul singer Joesef strikes for the heart on his creamy-yet-crunchy track, “Shower.”

Joesef: ‘Shower’

Scottish new-soul singer Joesef strikes for the heart on his creamy-yet-crunchy track, “Shower.”

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, February 1, 2023

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, February 1, 2023

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Los Angeles’ universal basic income pilot program, BIG:LEAP, is about to wrap up after a year. How did their no-strings-attached income affect Angelenos’ lives?

LA took a big leap on universal basic income. For most, it was a big help

Los Angeles’ universal basic income pilot program, BIG:LEAP, is about to wrap up after a year. How did their no-strings-attached income affect Angelenos’ lives?

from Greater LA