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Grohl tells KCRW that his three and a half years with Nirvana taught him to take care of himself.

Grohl tells KCRW that his three and a half years with Nirvana taught him to take care of himself. “One of the things that I learned was to say no, and if you're in a situation where you're overwhelmed or being asked to do something you don't want to do, just for the sake of like self-preservation, you should be able to say, ‘No, I need to get away,’ which I've done many times.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Immigrant sailor haunts this house in the nicest way, says Joe Mathews

You should count yourself lucky to occupy a haunted house — if you’ve got the right ghost, writes Joe Mathews.

A Look Inside the World of Wes Anderson’s 'The French Dispatch'

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"The French Dispatch" brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

FoodRX and extra $15 for veggies: Innovative ways to address nutrition insecurity

Organizations and governments are trying to address nutrition insecurity through innovative approaches like doctors prescribing produce and farmers matching EBT dollars at markets.

Female playwrights say leadership must change for theater to be more diverse and representative

Theater is beginning to return after almost a two-year hiatus, but female playwrights are feeling like they are getting the short end of the stick.

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Josh Barro and Ken White revisit executive privilege and whether a former president can make a strong claim to keep records private.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

City Hall has an “addiction to punishment” and members of the City Council rushed to judgment when they suspended Mark Ridley-Thomas, says Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

from KCRW Features

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Tim Carney talk about Kyrsten Sinema’s political ideology (or lack thereof) and whether the child care and climate proposals in the Democrats’ spending bill…

from Left, Right & Center

An elementary school in L.A. County was built on a contaminated site and made its community sick — How that community came together to demand change, and a controversial plan to build a new school.

from Bodies

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“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow, about his difficult childhood growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s.

Why representation matters in ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ the first Black-led opera at the Met

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow, about his difficult childhood growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

Coming Soon: Bent By Nature

She was the most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of. Deirdre O’Donoghue was a vital force in the musical underground of the 1980s.

LA’s first-ever Vegandale Festival this weekend will feature a smorgasbord of plant-based treats, including deep-fried oyster mushrooms and Hong Kong-style waffles stuffed with ice…

‘LA is where it’s at for vegan food’: Plant-based chef Lauren Toyota on Vegandale Festival

LA’s first-ever Vegandale Festival this weekend will feature a smorgasbord of plant-based treats, including deep-fried oyster mushrooms and Hong Kong-style waffles stuffed with ice…

from Greater LA

Grand Park's ninth annual Dia de Los Muertos installation opens October 22 and runs through November 2.

At LA’s Grand Park, Day of the Dead altars speak to COVID losses

Grand Park's ninth annual Dia de Los Muertos installation opens October 22 and runs through November 2.

from KCRW Features

Metropolis playlist, October 23, 2021.

Metropolis playlist, October 23, 2021

Metropolis playlist, October 23, 2021.

from Metropolis

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, October 23, 2021

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, October 23, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, October 23, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

In his latest book, “ Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave ,” author and stoic philosopher Ryan Holiday argues that out of the four virtues — courage, temperance or…

Why getting vaccinated requires courage — and is our responsibility

In his latest book, “ Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave ,” author and stoic philosopher Ryan Holiday argues that out of the four virtues — courage, temperance or…

from Life Examined

For some families and friends, the upcoming holiday season brings with it an added dimension — frustration!

The right (and wrong) way to talk to people about getting vaccinated

For some families and friends, the upcoming holiday season brings with it an added dimension — frustration!

from Life Examined

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.

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, October 23, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 2021

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

from FREAKS ONLY

"The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Victorian-era illustrator who celebrated cats and believed he could feel electricity in the space around him.

What's That Shimmering In the Ether?

"The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Victorian-era illustrator who celebrated cats and believed he could feel electricity in the space around him.

from Film Reviews

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

Low-income women, Latinos, and 18-40 year olds remain food insecure in LA: New report

The pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and vulnerable groups facing financial and health challenges, and food security is certainly no exception.

from Good Food

Chef and food justice activist Zoe Adjonyoh’s exploration of Ghanaian cuisine has been led by her personal desire to connect with her ancestry and cultural identity.

Zoe Adjonyoh: Searching for identity in West African cuisine

Chef and food justice activist Zoe Adjonyoh’s exploration of Ghanaian cuisine has been led by her personal desire to connect with her ancestry and cultural identity.

from Good Food

Not your average coffee bar pastry case, Chef Naomi Shim of Doubting Thomas in Historic Filipinotown is shopping for pears at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

Grow a pear: Check out the Warren variety at the farmer’s market

Not your average coffee bar pastry case, Chef Naomi Shim of Doubting Thomas in Historic Filipinotown is shopping for pears at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

from Good Food

An influx of businesses are opening in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where second generation Chinese-American chefs and owners are returning to their roots with a sense of history and…

‘In the Weeds’ with Jonathan Yang of Thank You Coffee

An influx of businesses are opening in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where second generation Chinese-American chefs and owners are returning to their roots with a sense of history and…

from Good Food