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To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

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Find LA's rare plants and animals through City Nature Challenge

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

Five questions to ask if your child has a fever

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Chinese and Taiwanese are close in SoCal, processing church killings

On May 15, a gunman entered a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and injuring five others.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

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Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

May. 17 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

May. 17 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

May. 17 2 hr, 49 min

José Galván

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

May. 16 3 hr

Tyler Boudreaux

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

May. 16 1 hr, 58 min

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Metropolis playlist, May 14, 2022.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! Hello from Eugene OR. It’s been raining off an on all day. Shows have been going well and I’m looking forward to tonight. A great show we have lined up for you.

from Henry Rollins

Breathe deep into a new week as Bay Area psychedelic soul group Monophonics deliver a full recalibration of your spirit through the timeless sounds of their new album “Sage Motel.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

We’ve got serious spice for your Friday as we celebrate two major milestones: the release of Kendrick Lamar’s highly-anticipated album “Mr.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

August MacDonald finds peace in writing poems. She writes about brains and bodies and how humans are changing chameleons.

Young Creators Project spotlight: August MacDonald

August MacDonald finds peace in writing poems. She writes about brains and bodies and how humans are changing chameleons.

from Poetry Submissions

Jacqueline Chow loves bugs. Her poetry speaks to the true beauty of nature.

Young Creators Project spotlight: Jacqueline Chow

Jacqueline Chow loves bugs. Her poetry speaks to the true beauty of nature.

from Poetry Submissions

Israeli police say they plan to investigate how the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh turned violent. Two journalists who knew her explain why she was so revered.

Shireen Abu Akleh’s death drives Palestinian journalists to keep telling the story

Israeli police say they plan to investigate how the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh turned violent. Two journalists who knew her explain why she was so revered.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, is out with a new album called “Lifted.” He talks about growing up in a musical family and how New Orleans is a “magical city.”

Trombone Shorty on cherishing New Orleans’ culture post-Katrina

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, is out with a new album called “Lifted.” He talks about growing up in a musical family and how New Orleans is a “magical city.”

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, May 18, 2022

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

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 18, 2022.

Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

Suzanne Sheer: ‘Girls on the Internet’

Hailing from Philly, Suzanne Sheer is an R&B powerhouse who has an interesting take on her song “Girls on the Internet.”

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, May 17, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 17, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Some popular TV shows won’t be returning next season, including “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Ozark,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Killing Eve.”

Why TV viewers will miss ‘Black-ish,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Ozark’

Some popular TV shows won’t be returning next season, including “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Ozark,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Killing Eve.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S.

How is FBI stopping terrorism from radicalized young white men?

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 108,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2021, according to preliminary CDC data. Meth and fentanyl are driving the surge. What should the U.S.

Meth, fentanyl are driving more deaths in US. How to save lives?

Nearly 108,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2021, according to preliminary CDC data. Meth and fentanyl are driving the surge. What should the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

MBE May 17: ‘Carmelo Haze’, ‘Tonga Conga’, and sounds for the soul

Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Kendrick Lamar’s semi-surprise new record ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ arrives with record-breaking spin counts on KCRW.

KCRW’s Top 30 Chart: Kendrick Lamar Reigns supreme

Kendrick Lamar’s semi-surprise new record ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ arrives with record-breaking spin counts on KCRW.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 17, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 17, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 17, 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.

Thanks to the folks at Real Gone Music , the classic 1963 exotica LP “The Soul of The Drums,” from the inventor of the genre Lex Baxter and his orchestra, is back!

Les Baxter Orchestra: ‘Mai Tai’

Thanks to the folks at Real Gone Music , the classic 1963 exotica LP “The Soul of The Drums,” from the inventor of the genre Lex Baxter and his orchestra, is back!

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, May 16, 2022

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

from José Galván

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, May 16, 2022

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux