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KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

KCRW’s Global Beat is a series highlighting emerging artists from around the world. Our journey began in Australia with KCRW DJ Raul Campos in conversation with Australian music curator Andrew Khedoori .

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Will the show go on in North Hollywood Arts District?

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

How microforests can make the air cleaner and LA greener

Microforests can be as small as 10 by 10 feet, but they go a long way in enhancing biodiversity, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and infusing soil with nutrients.

‘Macbeth’ actors build intimacy with audience in Griffith Park

As part of The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, Angelenos can watch “Macbeth” every Wednesday to Sunday at 7 p.m. through September 4.

Lucy and Desi | 6 Emmy Nominations – Outstanding Documentary

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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.

Aug. 10 2 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

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

Aug. 10 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Aug. 10 2 hr, 49 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Aug. 09 3 hr

Jeremy Sole

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Aug. 08 2 hr, 58 min

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The cannabis industry is robust in the Golden State, and there’s a difference between products from Southern and Northern California.

from KCRW Features

Today we pay tribute to an icon of sound and screen, the one and only Olivia Newton John.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’m in the middle of a lot of things, so this will have to be brief. Sorry!

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, August 6, 2022.

from Metropolis

This Week on KCRW

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

Opera to treat long COVID: Mindfulness, breath exercises help heal trauma

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new LAUSD term begins on August 15 — with eased COVID rules. Wearing masks is now optional, and weekly universal testing will no longer happen.

LAUSD enters year 3 of COVID. Masks are optional, mental health struggles remain

The new LAUSD term begins on August 15 — with eased COVID rules. Wearing masks is now optional, and weekly universal testing will no longer happen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2022.

UK producer Lil Silva shares the spotlight with BADBADNOTGOOD on “To The Floor,” creating a seismic shift in dance music for your Thursday morning.

Lil Silva: ‘To The Floor’ (Feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)

UK producer Lil Silva shares the spotlight with BADBADNOTGOOD on “To The Floor,” creating a seismic shift in dance music for your Thursday morning.

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, August 10, 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, August 10, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

McDonald’s has removed a Beyond Meat burger after a six-month trial run due to lackluster sales. Why are fast food chains struggling to make plant-based options work?

RIP McPlant. Impossible for fake meat to succeed at fast food chains?

McDonald’s has removed a Beyond Meat burger after a six-month trial run due to lackluster sales. Why are fast food chains struggling to make plant-based options work?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA City Council voted 11-3 on Tuesday to ban people from sitting, sleeping, lying on, or storing property within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

On managing homelessness, Angelenos are angry for different reasons

The LA City Council voted 11-3 on Tuesday to ban people from sitting, sleeping, lying on, or storing property within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Step into our Wednesday wonderland, made up of the dance-forward tracks, mellow vibes, and ethereal rhythms you need to carry you through the rest of the week.

MBE Aug. 10: A Divino Niño exclusive, and a mid-week boost of new releases

Step into our Wednesday wonderland, made up of the dance-forward tracks, mellow vibes, and ethereal rhythms you need to carry you through the rest of the week.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 10, 2022.

KCRW recently premiered Little Dragon’s blissed out remix of OLAN’s “Wake and Return” on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

OLAN: ‘Wake and Return’ (Little Dragon Remix)

KCRW recently premiered Little Dragon’s blissed out remix of OLAN’s “Wake and Return” on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, August 9, 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, August 9, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

Expansion of LA’s ‘anti-camping’ law will impact Black Angelenos the most

LA’s recently expanded “anti-camping” law will have a disproportionate impact on Black Angelenos, who make up nearly 45% of the city’s unhoused residents.

from Greater LA

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

Fingerboards: Handcrafted art offers escapism and competition

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

from Greater LA

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

Echo Park Trash Club gets rid of litter on streets, mistrust at homeless camps

The Echo Park Trash Club gathers a few times a month to help keep LA streets clean. They also serve homeless encampments, where they’ve had to spend time building trust with residents.

from Greater LA

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

New Mexico’s Muslim community on alert after series of shootings

Over the last few weeks, shootings in New Mexico have killed Muslim men of South Asian descent, and Albuquerque police say they’ve detained a primary suspect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

East Coast mayors scramble to help migrants being sent from TX and AZ

The Republican mayors of Arizona and Texas have sent more than 6,000 migrants to New York and D.C., saying they can get help in the U.S.’ top “sanctuary cities.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

Susan Sarandon can propel ‘Monarch’ through 3 seasons, says critic

KCRW previews fall TV: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Interview with The Vampire,” the “Quantum Leap” reboot, “Monarch,” and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand