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Cell Dogs rescues canines from local shelters and facilitates pup training programs at correctional facilities.

Cell Dogs rescues canines from local shelters and facilitates pup training programs at correctional facilities.

from KCRW Features

Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residue?

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

Can birth control mess with the mind? Navigating pregnancy with mental disorders

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

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.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jul. 24 2 hr, 50 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Jul. 23 1 hr, 59 min

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Jul. 23 1 hr, 59 min

José Galván

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

Jul. 22 2 hr

LeRoy Downs

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

Jul. 21 2 hr

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LA electropop duo Brijean shares a knockout version of “Workin’ On It,” Live From: KCRW HQ — check it out before the full set drops.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Brijean, The Linda Lindas, Alice Phoebe Lou

LA electropop duo Brijean shares a knockout version of “Workin’ On It,” Live From: KCRW HQ — check it out before the full set drops.

from Music News

Vice President Harris, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is searching for her running mate. At the top of the list: Josh Shapiro, Mark Kelly, and Andy Beshear.

The VP is looking for a VP. Who might Harris pick?

Vice President Harris, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is searching for her running mate. At the top of the list: Josh Shapiro, Mark Kelly, and Andy Beshear.

Actor Griffin Dunne grew up in Hollywood with a celebrity-obsessed dad.

Griffin Dunne on a celeb-filled childhood and the loss of his sister

Actor Griffin Dunne grew up in Hollywood with a celebrity-obsessed dad.

“The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” topped the Billboard charts for 14 weeks, won the Grammy for Album of the Year, and transformed standup comedy. Newhart died last week at age 94.

How ‘The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart’ changed standup comedy

“The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” topped the Billboard charts for 14 weeks, won the Grammy for Album of the Year, and transformed standup comedy. Newhart died last week at age 94.

A tribute to Four Tops founding member Abdul "Duke" Fakir and details about Dua Saleh’s highly anticipated debut album… right this way.

MBE playlist July 24: Remembering Abdul "Duke" Fakir; anticipating Dua Saleh’s debut LP

A tribute to Four Tops founding member Abdul "Duke" Fakir and details about Dua Saleh’s highly anticipated debut album… right this way.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

How do I get over someone I never dated? Fatphobia is ruining my dating life! Author and activist Virgie Tovar gives advice.

I love my body, but fatphobia is ruining my dates with Virgie Tovar

How do I get over someone I never dated? Fatphobia is ruining my dating life! Author and activist Virgie Tovar gives advice.

from How’s Your Sex Life?

This week, Alain de Botton , philosopher, author and founder of The School of Life talks about why today’s social and cultural environment is contaminating our peace of mind.

Midweek Reset: On self curation

This week, Alain de Botton , philosopher, author and founder of The School of Life talks about why today’s social and cultural environment is contaminating our peace of mind.

from Life Examined

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

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, July 23, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

We’re playing “A4” from Jack White’s surprise new music drop — only shared with Third Man Records customers in Detroit.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Jack White, Temples, Psymon Spine

We’re playing “A4” from Jack White’s surprise new music drop — only shared with Third Man Records customers in Detroit.

from FREAKS ONLY

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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.

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