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‘Flee’: Gay Afghan’s harrowing refugee story and enduring friendship with Danish filmmaker

In “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen interviews his friend Amin Nawabi, an LGBTQ Afghanistan native, about fleeing his war-torn home and connecting his past and present.

The West faces a no-snow future. New report sparks flurry of action

A research scientist and professional skier react to a new report projecting snowless winter seasons in the Western U.S. in the not-so-distant future.

Why are new cars so expensive right now?

Car dealerships are benefiting from the global supply chain issues that are hurting many other businesses.

California to become nation’s biggest abortion provider

If the Supreme Court upholds the abortion laws from Texas and Mississippi, the flood gates will open for patients, driving into California to get the procedure.

Featured Shows

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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

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

from The Business

Metropolis playlist, December 4, 2021.

from Metropolis

Fanatic. Happy December. As you know, vinyl production has slowed and often it takes a long time to get a record you ordered.

from Henry Rollins

This Week on KCRW

Christmas tree shoppers have to dig a little deeper in their pockets this year for the perfect tree, or settle for one that doesn’t quite reach the ceiling.

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

Christmas tree shoppers have to dig a little deeper in their pockets this year for the perfect tree, or settle for one that doesn’t quite reach the ceiling.

from Greater LA

On the second season of the “Lost Hills” podcast, a mother and son from Malibu drowned off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in 1981. The husband has been in prison for their murder.

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

On the second season of the “Lost Hills” podcast, a mother and son from Malibu drowned off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in 1981. The husband has been in prison for their murder.

from Greater LA

“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.

How a closeted gay producer made ‘Saturday Night Fever’ a hit film — largely thanks to 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

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2021.

It’s safe to say that Pete Yorn uses Los Angeles as a canvas on which he paints his songs.

Pete Yorn: ‘Elizabeth Taylor’

It’s safe to say that Pete Yorn uses Los Angeles as a canvas on which he paints his songs.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, December 7, 2021

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 7, 2021

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

from FREAKS ONLY

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes writer Laurie Woolever, whose new book is ‘Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography’ about the late writer and television host Anthony…

Laurie Woolever: ‘Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes writer Laurie Woolever, whose new book is ‘Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography’ about the late writer and television host Anthony…

from The Treatment

How can the “land of the free” also be home to the world’s largest prison population?

Artist Hank Willis Thomas threads US flags with prison uniforms

How can the “land of the free” also be home to the world’s largest prison population?

from Greater LA

As in past years , this is a list of favorite books of the year. Critics who use the term "best books" are not thinking.

KCRW’s Top 10 Books of 2021

As in past years , this is a list of favorite books of the year. Critics who use the term "best books" are not thinking.

from Bookworm

California Rep. Devin Nunes is calling it quits at the end of 2021.

Devin Nunes to leave Congress for Trump media company amid redistricting woes

California Rep. Devin Nunes is calling it quits at the end of 2021.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar recently tweeted a cartoon video depicting him murdering New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez .

Blame Kevin McCarthy for Congressional GOP extremism, says columnist

Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar recently tweeted a cartoon video depicting him murdering New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Over the last week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lebron James has produced a series of conflicting positive and negative COVID tests and still had to miss a game.

LA sports: Lebron James’ flip-flopping COVID tests, USC’s new coach, MLB lockout

Over the last week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lebron James has produced a series of conflicting positive and negative COVID tests and still had to miss a game.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

U.K. post-punk duo Wet Leg have been among the year’s most striking breakthrough success stories, and are no strangers to KCRW’s Top 30 Chart.

KCRW's Top 30: Wet Leg kicks it to the top

U.K. post-punk duo Wet Leg have been among the year’s most striking breakthrough success stories, and are no strangers to KCRW’s Top 30 Chart.

Your healthy dose of Tuesday tunes continue with new selections, tasty treats, and timeless beats, including the latest from dance floor maestro Yung Bae.

MBE Dec. 7: Super producer Yung Bae blends old and new to freshen up the dance floor

Your healthy dose of Tuesday tunes continue with new selections, tasty treats, and timeless beats, including the latest from dance floor maestro Yung Bae.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 7, 2021.

Multi-talented New York based singer-songwriter Yaya Bey transforms romantic confusion into a lush and powerful sentiment on the song ‘made this on the spot,’ featuring composer and…

Yaya Bey: ‘made this on the spot’ (feat. V.C.R.)

Multi-talented New York based singer-songwriter Yaya Bey transforms romantic confusion into a lush and powerful sentiment on the song ‘made this on the spot,’ featuring composer and…

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, December 6, 2021

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

from José Galván