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Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

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Jemele Hill on journalistic responsibility around race, lack of support at ESPN

In her new memoir “Uphill,” journalist Jemele Hill recounts her high-profile departure from ESPN, and growing up poor in Detroit to a single mother.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Empire of Light'

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KCRW and Searchlight Pictures invite you to a special advance screening of Empire of Light.

Mark Burnett departs MGM-Amazon. What does it mean for the merger?

Mark Burnett, the well-known reality TV producer, is departing from his chairman role at MGM months after Amazon acquired the company for $8.5 billion. What’s next?

Constance Wu is done repressing trauma endured on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Actress Constance Wu’s new memoir, “Making a Scene,” is about growing up in Virginia and transitioning from theater, to TV, to film.

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

Dec. 05 2 hr, 49 min

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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

Scott Dallavo

A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.

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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.

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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

Panelists discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s change of leadership and reforming law enforcement agencies, the rise of antisemitism, and the politics of the World Cup.

from Left, Right & Center

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

from Good Food

Lee Fields grooves through a soulful set of jams from his latest LP “Sentimental Fool,” in the first real time live broadcast from KCRW HQ in over two years.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Panelists discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s change of leadership and reforming law enforcement agencies, the rise of antisemitism, and the politics of the World Cup.

Border Protection needs a new leader. Can the agency be reformed?

Panelists discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s change of leadership and reforming law enforcement agencies, the rise of antisemitism, and the politics of the World Cup.

from Left, Right & Center

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

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, December 5, 2022

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 5, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 5, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 5, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2022.

“Bloodline Maintenance,” the 17th album by SoCal favorite Ben Harper, was inspired by the influence and loss of his father.

Ben Harper: ‘Where Did We Go Wrong’

“Bloodline Maintenance,” the 17th album by SoCal favorite Ben Harper, was inspired by the influence and loss of his father.

from Today's Top Tune

"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 4, 2022

"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 4, 2022

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

A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, December 4, 2022

A one world celebration - truly global grooves from all decades and all corners of the earth.

from Scott Dallavo

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, December 4, 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

The state of California is about to take on pharmaceutical companies by producing safe, effective, FDA approved insulin.

Insulin production in California

The state of California is about to take on pharmaceutical companies by producing safe, effective, FDA approved insulin.

from Second Opinion

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

Nassir Nassirzadeh's playlist December 4, 2022

Indie found sounds, nostalgic guilty pleasures, and introspective piano solos to help you feel deeply and move freely through life.

from Nassir Nassirzadeh

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.

KCRW Broadcast 714

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

Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

Metropolis playlist, December 3, 2022

Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

from Metropolis

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, December 3, 2022

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, December 3, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Jeremy Sole's playlist, December 3, 2022

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

from Jeremy Sole

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.

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli’s book “Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story” talks about the Southern city’s outsized influence on the world of rap and hip hop.

Writer Joe Coscarelli on the complex and rich Atlanta music scene

New York Times culture reporter Joe Coscarelli’s book “Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story” talks about the Southern city’s outsized influence on the world of rap and hip hop.

from The Treatment