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“Mr. Saturday Night” is a new documentary about how an Australian entrepreneur came up with the film “Saturday Night Live” and popularized it via its soundtrack.

“Mr. Saturday Night” is a new documentary about how an Australian entrepreneur came up with the film “Saturday Night Live” and popularized it via its soundtrack.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Francisco moves to delay its cannabis business tax to give legal dealers a boost

Supporters of the ordinance said the cannabis industry is experiencing a drop-off in business following a boom early in the COVID-19 pandemic and that a tax hike would result in higher prices.

Snow in SoCal: Forecast calls for making snow angels plus arts and crafts at LA parks

Dozens of Southland parks will host snow events each Friday and Saturday for the next three weeks.

José Galván's playlist, December 6, 2021

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 6, 2021

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My dream of being a DJ came true! KCRW is giving me my very own radio show! It’ll be one awesome hour of crazy-good FUN!!

from Music Special Programming

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

from KCRW Features

KCRW resumes its conversation with James Andrew Miller, author of “Tinderbox,” the new book about HBO.

from The Business

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

from Scheer Intelligence

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Some Christmas tree shoppers are stumped. Blame supply chain issues and drought

Real and fake Christmas trees are hit by port backlogs and price hikes. What that means for your shopping

Some Christmas tree shoppers are stumped. Blame supply chain issues and drought

from Greater LA

A hazing ritual at Mater Dei High School left a young football player with a traumatic brain injury and a broken nose in February.

Young football player’s traumatic brain injury exposes culture of hazing at Mater Dei High

A hazing ritual at Mater Dei High School left a young football player with a traumatic brain injury and a broken nose in February.

from Greater LA

‘Malibu was the motive’: 1981 drowning off Santa Cruz Island is reexamined in ‘Lost Hills’ podcast

‘Lost Hills’ podcast returns with a Santa Cruz Island drowning and rumors in Malibu

‘Malibu was the motive’: 1981 drowning off Santa Cruz Island is reexamined in ‘Lost Hills’ podcast

from Greater LA

This week’s batch of tunes-to-know features festive riffs, dance floor fantasies, and gut punch narratives to soundtrack your winter wind down.

Five Songs to Hear This Week: Fake snow, feminist clowns, and an 8-bit Reggie Watts

This week’s batch of tunes-to-know features festive riffs, dance floor fantasies, and gut punch narratives to soundtrack your winter wind down.

from Music News

Another horrific school shooting happened just outside of Detroit last Tuesday. Four high school students were killed.

Will more states hold parents liable after teen fatally shoots students in Michigan?

Another horrific school shooting happened just outside of Detroit last Tuesday. Four high school students were killed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA retailers and residents are on edge following high-profile crimes that have happened over the past few weeks: smash-and-grab burglaries at high-end stores, reports of people being…

What to do about rising crime — after murder of Beverly Hills philanthropist and smash-and-grab robberies?

LA retailers and residents are on edge following high-profile crimes that have happened over the past few weeks: smash-and-grab burglaries at high-end stores, reports of people being…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the San Francisco restaurant called Hilda and Jesse , management asked three armed officers to leave last week, saying their presence and their guns were making their workers…

SF restaurant gets in trouble for kicking out armed cops who made employees nervous

At the San Francisco restaurant called Hilda and Jesse , management asked three armed officers to leave last week, saying their presence and their guns were making their workers…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the first time in two months, the U.S. is averaging more than 100,000 new daily COVID cases, mostly from the Delta variant.

Europe: COVID spreads through schools, closures and lockdowns vary among countries

For the first time in two months, the U.S. is averaging more than 100,000 new daily COVID cases, mostly from the Delta variant.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's a new week and we're back with new music for your Monday.

MBE Dec. 6: Lush sounds from Julien Dyne, Trini Lopez, Gabriels, and more

It's a new week and we're back with new music for your Monday.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for today December 6, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for today December 6, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for today December 6, 2021.

Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana five years ago, almost 20 states now allow recreational reefer, and polls show roughly two-thirds of Americans support…

Some GOP officials want to legalize pot. Feds will likely balk

Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana five years ago, almost 20 states now allow recreational reefer, and polls show roughly two-thirds of Americans support…

from KCRW Features

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

John Moses's playlist, December 6, 2021

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

from John Moses

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “The Photo Album,” Death Cab for Cutie go all out with a mega deluxe edition bundle due in the spring of 2022.

Death Cab For Cutie: ‘Information Travels Faster’

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “The Photo Album,” Death Cab for Cutie go all out with a mega deluxe edition bundle due in the spring of 2022.

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"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, December 5, 2021

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, December 5, 2021

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, December 5, 2021

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Jeremy Sole

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, December 5, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, December 5, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas