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Social psychologist Sarah Hill delves into how oral contraceptives may impact our minds, while psychiatrist Emily Dosssett addresses concerns about navigating mental health before,…

Social psychologist Sarah Hill delves into how oral contraceptives may impact our minds, while psychiatrist Emily Dosssett addresses concerns about navigating mental health before, during, and after pregnancy.

from Life Examined

Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residue?

Catherine Roberts reports on pesticide residues lurking in 59 common fruits and vegetables.

Desert Daze 2024 lineup: Jack White, De La Soul, DFA 1979, The Mars Volta + more

SoCal’s freakiest fest returns from hiatus to the glistening shores of Lake Perris Oct. 10 – Oct. 13.

How yerba mate became Argentina's national beverage

Julia Sarreal pores over yerba mate, an iconic South American beverage that has been revered and vilified.

Beyond hunger: How nutrition insecurity affects Angelenos differently

While food insecurity means not having enough meals, nutrition insecurity is the lack of essential protein, vitamins, minerals, etc. How are different LA communities affected by both?

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

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LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Jul. 21 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Jul. 21 2 hr

Jeremy Sole

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

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Let’s rewind to 1975: It’s a beautiful, warm Southern California night in August, where the stage is set for a remarkable evening with the multi-platinum-selling band America at the…

Today’s Top Tune: America - ‘Ventura Highway’ (Live)

Let’s rewind to 1975: It’s a beautiful, warm Southern California night in August, where the stage is set for a remarkable evening with the multi-platinum-selling band America at the…

from Today's Top Tune

Braxe + Falcon easily ascend to number one as more and more DJs succumb to the ultra-smooth charms of "All This Love."

KCRW’s Top 30 chart: July 15–21, 2024

Braxe + Falcon easily ascend to number one as more and more DJs succumb to the ultra-smooth charms of "All This Love."

Critics have praised “The Bear” for its realistic portrayal of the high-stress restaurant world. But it’s also about what alcohol addiction does to families.

‘The Bear’ shows impact of alcoholic parent on their kids

Critics have praised “The Bear” for its realistic portrayal of the high-stress restaurant world. But it’s also about what alcohol addiction does to families.

Kamala Harris is framing her presidential race against Donald Trump as prosecutor versus felon. What kind of a prosecutor was she in California?

Progressive, tough on crime? Analyzing Harris’ prosecutorial record

Kamala Harris is framing her presidential race against Donald Trump as prosecutor versus felon. What kind of a prosecutor was she in California?

The presumptive Democratic nominee has embraced Gen Z internet memes and pop star Charli XCX ’s viral summer album “brat” to energize young voters.

Kamala Harris’ ‘brat’ summer: Will memes get Gen Z to the polls?

The presumptive Democratic nominee has embraced Gen Z internet memes and pop star Charli XCX ’s viral summer album “brat” to energize young voters.

The Israeli prime minister will address Congress on Wednesday, and meet with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Donald Trump this week. But support for Israel among Americans has decreased.

Netanyahu is in DC to make the case for continued US support

The Israeli prime minister will address Congress on Wednesday, and meet with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Donald Trump this week. But support for Israel among Americans has decreased.

Hear Karen O + Danger Mouse’s electro-rock jam “Super Breath” before it hits DSPs.

MBE playlist July 23: World Premiere: Karen O & Danger Mouse ‘Super Breath’

Hear Karen O + Danger Mouse’s electro-rock jam “Super Breath” before it hits DSPs.

Singer-songwriter Fin Greenall, aka FINK , has been making audiences swoon for three decades.

Today’s Top Tune: Fink - ‘Follow You Down’

Singer-songwriter Fin Greenall, aka FINK , has been making audiences swoon for three decades.

from Today's Top Tune

After four decades in Park City, Utah, Sundance may be moving. The film festival has narrowed down six finalists for its next host city, starting in 2027.

Sundance might leave Utah. Where will the film festival go?

After four decades in Park City, Utah, Sundance may be moving. The film festival has narrowed down six finalists for its next host city, starting in 2027.

from KCRW Features

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

José Galván's playlist, July 22, 2024

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

from José Galván

LA bedroom pop artist Tomemitsu’s “Losing My Mind” is your moment of bliss.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Tomemitsu, Clairo, Childish Gambino

LA bedroom pop artist Tomemitsu’s “Losing My Mind” is your moment of bliss.

from FREAKS ONLY

Now that Vice President Kamala Harris is the Democratic frontrunner in November's race against Donald Trump, Republicans have floated legal challenges to her candidacy and ability to…

What are possible GOP legal challenges to a Harris presidential candidacy?

Now that Vice President Kamala Harris is the Democratic frontrunner in November's race against Donald Trump, Republicans have floated legal challenges to her candidacy and ability to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

PJ Morton wrote his latest album during a 30-day trip across Africa, where he collaborated with local artists Mádé Kuti, Asa, the Soweto Spiritual Singers, and others.

‘Cape Town to Cairo’: PJ Morton reconnects with his ancestral roots

PJ Morton wrote his latest album during a 30-day trip across Africa, where he collaborated with local artists Mádé Kuti, Asa, the Soweto Spiritual Singers, and others.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The president’s decision not to seek another term means his delegates are no longer pledged to a candidate. Many have already said they will back Kamala Harris.

With Biden out, how will the Democratic nomination process work?

The president’s decision not to seek another term means his delegates are no longer pledged to a candidate. Many have already said they will back Kamala Harris.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris’ campaign says she raised more than $50 million since Sunday, when President Joe Biden withdrew his reelection bid.

Money pours in for Harris and Democrats after Biden drops out

Kamala Harris’ campaign says she raised more than $50 million since Sunday, when President Joe Biden withdrew his reelection bid.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wishing funk legend George Clinton a very happy 83rd birthday.

MBE playlist July 22: Sault, Chris Cohen, + HBD George Clinton(!)

Wishing funk legend George Clinton a very happy 83rd birthday.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

You are about to hear history in the making as we mark the first recording binding the musical royalty of the Kuti Afrobeat kings and the premiere reggae Marley clan.

Today’s Top Tune: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - ‘Dey’ (Feat. Damian Marley)

You are about to hear history in the making as we mark the first recording binding the musical royalty of the Kuti Afrobeat kings and the premiere reggae Marley clan.

from Today's Top Tune

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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.