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Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

from Greater LA

Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza,’ growing up in LA at a time of innocence and mystery

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

Anne Litt's playlist, November 27, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Why humans love, use, and abuse animals

Jonathan Bastian talks with Susan Orlean about our love and relationship with animals.

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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!!

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It’s not RICO, but this is the final episode of All The Presidents’ Lawyers.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict.

from Left, Right & Center

If you happened to catch the finale of the fifth season of the Nigerian version of “Big Brother,” then you've seen sibling duo The Cavemen perform.

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Scott Dallavo's playlist, November 27, 2021

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

from Scott Dallavo

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

SiLVA's playlist, November 26, 2021

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

from SiLVA

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, November 26, 2021

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

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Elvis Mitchell interviewed Quentin Tarantino on The Treatment about how the filmmaker uses food as a symbol of power in his movies.

Quentin Tarantino on food and power in film

Elvis Mitchell interviewed Quentin Tarantino on The Treatment about how the filmmaker uses food as a symbol of power in his movies.

from Good Food

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

Striking a balance of joy and pain in ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’

The sheer sensory and intellectual joy of travel was embodied in Anthony Bourdain, so the confusion, grief, and sheer disbelief of the early morning headlines of June 8, 2018 shook the…

from Good Food

Filmmaker Michael Sarnoski recalls an article describing how truffle hunters would sit on their porches at night to protect their valuable dogs and pigs from being stolen.

Nicolas Cage searches for his stolen companion animal in ‘Pig’

Filmmaker Michael Sarnoski recalls an article describing how truffle hunters would sit on their porches at night to protect their valuable dogs and pigs from being stolen.

from Good Food

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

Cultural and spiritual pride in Native American foodways is focus of ‘Gather’ film

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

from Good Food

If you went to see “The Incredibles 2” in theaters, you might have caught the Pixar short – all about food.

A powerful immigrant food story in Pixar’s ‘Bao’

If you went to see “The Incredibles 2” in theaters, you might have caught the Pixar short – all about food.

from Good Food

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

Can Netflix become the new home of blockbusters?

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from The Business

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

‘Tinderbox’: New book goes behind the scenes at HBO, where executives play their own ‘Game of Thrones’

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

from The Business

Don your comfiest pants and warm up those leftovers, because DJ Jose Galvan is taking over the decks to help shake you from your food coma.

MBE Nov. 26: Jose Galvan for your post-Thanksgiving digest

Don your comfiest pants and warm up those leftovers, because DJ Jose Galvan is taking over the decks to help shake you from your food coma.

from José Galván

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 26, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 26, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 26, 2021.

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

With ‘Red Notice,’ Netflix hopes to become home for blockbusters

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from Hollywood Breakdown

If you are looking for Latin gospel, look no further than British producer and purveyor of Colombian sound Will “Quantic” Holland, who reunites with folkloric singer-songwriter Nidia…

Quantic & Nidia Góngora: ‘Adorar la Sangre’

If you are looking for Latin gospel, look no further than British producer and purveyor of Colombian sound Will “Quantic” Holland, who reunites with folkloric singer-songwriter Nidia…

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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.

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, November 25, 2021

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

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!!

Welcome to the Pee-wee Herman Radio Hour!

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

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

California lives rent-free in the minds of other Americans, says Joe Mathews

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California