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“When his body was discovered and our family made the decision to go back to Tibet together to recover his remains and put him to rest, it brought all that [trauma] back to the surface…

“When his body was discovered and our family made the decision to go back to Tibet together to recover his remains and put him to rest, it brought all that [trauma] back to the surface for me. … I think coming out of that trip was really the impetus for me in wanting to make ‘Torn,’” says filmmaker Max Lowe.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Veterinarian workforce can’t keep up with demand, face same challenges as regular doctors

Many veterinary clinics slashed their hours during the pandemic, causing a backlog of appointments that’s putting extra stress on an already burnt-out, under-staffed workforce.

Climate change is shifting who’s in your neighborhood. What does it mean for CA’s future?

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

Bent By Nature extra: Tom Verlaine (1990)

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‘Misfire’ dives into the chaos behind the seemingly powerful NRA

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy. The new book "Misfire" chronicles it all.

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Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is still thriving, and its mission is to support tribal traditions and identities.

Indigenous community brings healing to complicated history of Inland Empire boarding school

Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is still thriving, and its mission is to support tribal traditions and identities.

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The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

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Josh, Liz and Ross talk about the omicron variant, vaccine fatigue and how we can get to a normal that makes sense.

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Josh, Liz and Ross talk about the omicron variant, vaccine fatigue and how we can get to a normal that makes sense.

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We are looking forward to February, when Beach House will issue their eighth studio album.

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We are looking forward to February, when Beach House will issue their eighth studio album.

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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.

It’s time to free Leonard Peltier, America’s longest serving political Prisoner

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

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

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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 2, 2021

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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After sitting empty for a year and a half, The Paramount in Boyle Heights is open to live music once more, and KCRW DJ José Galván has been tapped to curate its upcoming shows.

KCRW DJ José Galván tapped to book live shows at The Paramount in Boyle Heights

After sitting empty for a year and a half, The Paramount in Boyle Heights is open to live music once more, and KCRW DJ José Galván has been tapped to curate its upcoming shows.

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Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

Should LA fight homelessness via long-term housing developments or short-term shelters?

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

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Critics review “Flee,” a documentary about Amin Nawabi, who fled Kabul as a child; “Benedetta,” about a lesbian nun who experiences stigmata and visions of Jesus, and has a…

‘Benedetta’ is ‘deliciously sacrilegious’ and intense, says critic

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While the world convenes in Miami for this year's Art Basel, we'll convene with some cuts from the golden era of Miami soul music.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 2, 2021.

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After the breakup of Camper Van Beethoven, former frontman David Lowery ended up in LA as "totally a lost soul," and reconnected with Deirdre for a guest DJ set on “SNAP!”

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A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

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San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

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