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The southbound 101 freeway in Agoura Hills will be closed nightly for the next few weeks — as Caltrans continues building a massive wildlife bridge.

The southbound 101 freeway in Agoura Hills will be closed nightly for the next few weeks — as Caltrans continues building a massive wildlife bridge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Laughter, leadership, and Improv: navigating the unscripted parts of your life

Neil Mullarkey is a comedian, actor, and author of In the Moment: Build your confidence, creativity, and communication at work.

How Laila El-Haddad keeps the cuisine of Gaza alive

Even in a place as small as the Gaza Strip, there's plenty of micro-regional variation in the food, says Laila El-Haddad.

Coachella 2024: How (and what) to watch from home

Coachella 2024 is upon us!

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Apr. 16 2 hr, 50 min

José Galván

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

Apr. 15 2 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Apr. 15 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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

Apr. 14 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Apr. 14 1 hr, 58 min

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Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week with as much music as possible played.

from Henry Rollins

Novena gives you Coachella tips. Plus, a cut from SHABAKA’s introspective new LP “Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace”.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

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ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” is a mockumentary that portrays the chaos within an inner-city school. Janelle James talks about playing the brash, self-centered principal.

Janelle James isn’t at all like the incompetent principal she plays on TV

ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” is a mockumentary that portrays the chaos within an inner-city school. Janelle James talks about playing the brash, self-centered principal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

USC has barred valedictorian Asna Tabassum from speaking at commencement next month. The school’s reasoning: safety concerns after groups criticized her pro-Palestinean views.

USC cancels speech from Muslim valedictorian, citing security threats

USC has barred valedictorian Asna Tabassum from speaking at commencement next month. The school’s reasoning: safety concerns after groups criticized her pro-Palestinean views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hilton Carter, a.k.a. The Plant Doctor, is out with “The Propagation Handbook.” He shares his tips on how to propagate plants such as pothos, ficus, succulents, and more.

‘The gift that keeps on giving’: How to propagate your houseplants

Hilton Carter, a.k.a. The Plant Doctor, is out with “The Propagation Handbook.” He shares his tips on how to propagate plants such as pothos, ficus, succulents, and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

Scandal-plagued, self-described ‘Firebrand’ Matt Gaetz keeps winning

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Young Fathers hit MBE in between Coachella weekends to share cuts from 2023’s “Heavy Heavy” including “Rice” and “Geronimo”.

MBE Playlist April 16: ‘Rooted in possibility’ Young Fathers’ live set invigorates MBE

Young Fathers hit MBE in between Coachella weekends to share cuts from 2023’s “Heavy Heavy” including “Rice” and “Geronimo”.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Always centered at night is the next pillar anchoring Moby ’s extensive body of work.

Today’s Top Tune: Moby - ‘dark days’ (Feat. Lady Blackbird)

Always centered at night is the next pillar anchoring Moby ’s extensive body of work.

from Today's Top Tune

Khruangbin aren’t the only ones reaping desert rewards… you’ll find the Coachella bump all over this week’s Top 30.

KCRW’s Top 30: Khruangbin at Coachella nearly triples spins of ‘A LA SALA’

Khruangbin aren’t the only ones reaping desert rewards… you’ll find the Coachella bump all over this week’s Top 30.

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

José Galván's playlist, April 15, 2024

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

from José Galván

Jamie xx drops “Baddy On The Floor,” an insta-classic-disco-house jam featuring Honey Dijon.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Never stop never stopping, Jamie xx

Jamie xx drops “Baddy On The Floor,” an insta-classic-disco-house jam featuring Honey Dijon.

from FREAKS ONLY

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

What to expect after Iran’s ‘dud’ attack on Israel?

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

Trump’s hush trial begins in a Manhattan courtroom

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Stones Throw Records’ quartet Apifera stay committed to crafting meditative instrumentation, but add a heavy narrative on new single “Theodore Marmalade.”

MBE Playlist April 15: Apifera’s emotion stirring instrumentals return (with vocals!)

Stones Throw Records’ quartet Apifera stay committed to crafting meditative instrumentation, but add a heavy narrative on new single “Theodore Marmalade.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist Conor J O’Brien, best known for heading up Villagers , recently announced their sixth studio album, That Golden Time, dropping May 10.

Today’s Top Tune: Villagers - ‘You Lucky One’

Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist Conor J O’Brien, best known for heading up Villagers , recently announced their sixth studio album, That Golden Time, dropping May 10.

from Today's Top Tune

Coachella 2024 kicked off its first weekend full of performances, reunions, and lower-than-expected ticket sales.

Coachella ticket sales dip, festival still thrives

Coachella 2024 kicked off its first weekend full of performances, reunions, and lower-than-expected ticket sales.

from KCRW Features

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, April 14, 2024

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, April 14, 2024

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer