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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire after nearly 30 years on the bench. President Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to his post.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire after nearly 30 years on the bench. President Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to his post.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Is Peloton getting dropped? Pandemic darling lost control of its narrative

Peloton was massively popular during the pandemic, but now its stock is plummeting. There are talks of layoffs, selling the company, and maybe ousting the CEO.

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A California redwood forest has officially been returned to a group of Native tribes

Save the Redwoods League purchased and donated the 523-acre area to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wildnerness Council, a group of 10 tribes that have been connected to the land for thousands of years.

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In part two of KCRW's conversation with Bradley Cooper, he gets real about his anxieties around the future of the industry.

from The Business

Fresh off releasing “Daydream Nation,” Sonic Youth stopped by KCRW to discuss Thurston Moore’s association with Glenn Branca, the band’s philosophy on good (and bad) reviews, and what Kim Gordon calls “the urban thrash thing.”

from Bent by Nature

Metropolis playlist, January 22, 2022.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! I hope your week was great.

from Henry Rollins

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As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

Are crosswalks in West Adams another sign of gentrification?

As LA makes safety improvements during rapid neighborhood development south of the 10 freeway, locals ask which changes really benefit them.

from Greater LA

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

‘We've all been exposed’: LAUSD to stop COVID contact tracing

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

from Greater LA

Don’t trash your fruit peels, chicken bones, and coffee grinds. A new food waste recycling law in California aims to cut methane emissions household by household.

Recycle food waste to cut emissions: CA ushers in new law

Don’t trash your fruit peels, chicken bones, and coffee grinds. A new food waste recycling law in California aims to cut methane emissions household by household.

from KCRW Features

When poor families receive no-strings-attached cash, that’s linked to more development in their babies’ brains, according to the new “Baby’s First Years” study.

Babies’ brains light up more when their parents get cash with no rules, study shows

When poor families receive no-strings-attached cash, that’s linked to more development in their babies’ brains, according to the new “Baby’s First Years” study.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Finding Your Roots” is a PBS series that combs through family lineages of famous people. It’s inspired by host Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s own experience tracing his family tree.

Why do some families keep their roots a secret? Pain, says Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“Finding Your Roots” is a PBS series that combs through family lineages of famous people. It’s inspired by host Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s own experience tracing his family tree.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of Los Angeles is seven years into an ambitious plan to end traffic-related deaths by 2025. So why are fatalities going up?

LA pedestrian deaths climb despite ‘Vision Zero’

The City of Los Angeles is seven years into an ambitious plan to end traffic-related deaths by 2025. So why are fatalities going up?

from Greater LA

Former LA Rams running back Eric Dickerson talks about the team’s prospects, his untraditional family, and why retired players deserve better health care and pensions.

Former Rams player Eric Dickerson bashes NFL, praises his 3 moms

Former LA Rams running back Eric Dickerson talks about the team’s prospects, his untraditional family, and why retired players deserve better health care and pensions.

from Greater LA

Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ star Andrew Garfield on art as medicine for the soul

Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Fire Department Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley has been tapped to become the next fire chief, which would make her the first woman to ever lead the LAFD.

LA nominates its first female fire chief amid cries of misogyny

LA Fire Department Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley has been tapped to become the next fire chief, which would make her the first woman to ever lead the LAFD.

from Greater LA

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, January 26, 2022

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.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 26, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

In the memoir “Lost & Found,” Kathryn Schulz shares the story of losing her father and finding the love of her life in the span of 18 months.

This writer lost her dad, then found her future wife within 18 months

In the memoir “Lost & Found,” Kathryn Schulz shares the story of losing her father and finding the love of her life in the span of 18 months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

MBE Jan. 26: Fresh cuts from Tory Y Moi, Zoe Shanghai, and more

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 26, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 26, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for January 26, 2022.

LA-based indie artist The Undercover Dream Lovers delivers the catchy “Come A Little Closer,” weaving the sound of some of his favorite artists like Tame Impala and Daft Punk together.

The Undercover Dream Lovers: ‘Come A Little Closer’

LA-based indie artist The Undercover Dream Lovers delivers the catchy “Come A Little Closer,” weaving the sound of some of his favorite artists like Tame Impala and Daft Punk together.

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Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, January 25, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 25, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

We’re fresh off of what will now be unofficially referred to as “ Damon Albarn Week ” at KCRW.

KCRW's Top 30: Damon Albarn reappears, plus new goods from Spoon, Nilüfer Yanya, and more

We’re fresh off of what will now be unofficially referred to as “ Damon Albarn Week ” at KCRW.