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Thirty-five years have passed since “Super Mario” jumped into the world of gaming.

Thirty-five years have passed since “Super Mario” jumped into the world of gaming. Since its 1985 debut, games developer Nintendo has released 19 different "Mario" games, and its title character has appeared in more than 200.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Voter guide 2020: Ballot measures, mail-in voting, becoming a poll worker, and more

The presidential election is November 3. With the COVID-19 pandemic, voters might be wondering whether it’s safer to vote by mail or vote in person. How do mail-in ballots work anyway?

The implications of climate change on our health

The recent fires and record breaking heat wave have had a devastating impact on much of the west coast of America.

Is climate change driving a wave of global migration?

Climate change continues to threaten our natural world on an annual basis. Uninhabitable environments could cause the biggest migration in the US since the Great Migration.

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Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

Sep. 25 2 hr

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Sep. 25 2 hr, 48 min

Garth Trinidad

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Sep. 24 3 hr

The Fink + Forty Show

Two of Berlin's most informed tastemakers take us on a weekly journey soundtracked by what is rocking the hippest city on earth right now.

Sep. 21 57 min

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

Sep. 20 2 hr

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Stevie Wonder released seven albums from 1970 to 1976. It is an impenetrable run of albums and songs, one of the greatest in music history.

from Lost Notes

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

As Governor Newsom issues an executive order banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in California by 2035, regulators have given the green light to spending $39 million to help…

from KCRW Features

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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“The Comey Rule” gives an unflinching yet empathetic look at former FBI director James Comey’s role in national politics before and after the 2016 election.

‘The Comey Rule’ brings Russian interference to the small screen

“The Comey Rule” gives an unflinching yet empathetic look at former FBI director James Comey’s role in national politics before and after the 2016 election.

from The Business

Hollywood has returned to production, but this return to work has raised longstanding concerns about safety procedures and standards on set.

Hollywood returns to production, but will workers be protected?

Hollywood has returned to production, but this return to work has raised longstanding concerns about safety procedures and standards on set.

from The Business

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.

from Eclectic 24

Millie Bobby Brown was only 12 when she first played Eleven, the mysterious girl with psychokinetic powers, on the TV series "Stranger Things."

Star Quality That's Readily Detectable

Millie Bobby Brown was only 12 when she first played Eleven, the mysterious girl with psychokinetic powers, on the TV series "Stranger Things."

from Film Reviews

Since Adams Wine Shop flipped from coffee to wine, Ruben Morancy focuses on stocking his shelves with bottles that are under $30 each.

Stocking bottles from Black and female winemakers

Since Adams Wine Shop flipped from coffee to wine, Ruben Morancy focuses on stocking his shelves with bottles that are under $30 each.

from Good Food

Tortilla Tournament judge and Master of Ceremonies Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

Modern masa: the foundation of every good corn tortilla

Tortilla Tournament judge and Master of Ceremonies Gustavo Arellano sits down with Jorge Gaviria of Masienda , who imports heirloom corn varieties from Mexico.

from Good Food

Professor Marion Nestle is the ultimate authority when it comes to food systems and politics.

Questions on the politics of food? Let’s ask Marion!

Professor Marion Nestle is the ultimate authority when it comes to food systems and politics.

from Good Food

Growing up in Bombay, Nik Sharma climbed tamarind trees each summer.

Climbing tamarind trees for sweet and savory cooking

Growing up in Bombay, Nik Sharma climbed tamarind trees each summer.

from Good Food

In the first installment of a new weekly segment “In the Weeds,” Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family in East Hollywood describes the tough decisions made in the first weeks of the…

‘In the Weeds’: a new weekly segment about life in the industry

In the first installment of a new weekly segment “In the Weeds,” Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family in East Hollywood describes the tough decisions made in the first weeks of the…

from Good Food

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Tallula’s Executive Chef Saw Naing, who is making blue tortillas with heirloom corn and blending his Burmese heritage with the…

Blending Burmese and Mexican cuisines at the farmer’s market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Tallula’s Executive Chef Saw Naing, who is making blue tortillas with heirloom corn and blending his Burmese heritage with the…

from Good Food

Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie and Emily Bazelon about the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the future of the Supreme Court.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the future of the Supreme Court

Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie and Emily Bazelon about the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the future of the Supreme Court.

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In LA, new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all down significantly compared to the peak of the outbreak in July.

‘Optimistic with some caution’: LA’s chief health officer on COVID-19 and possible reopenings

In LA, new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all down significantly compared to the peak of the outbreak in July.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

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Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

from Henry Rollins

Critics review “Ava,” starring Jessica Chastian as an international assassin who must fight for her survival when a job goes wrong; “Ottolenghi and the Cakes Of Versailles,”an indie…

Heist comedy ‘Kajillionaire’ may be director Miranda July’s best film, says critic

Critics review “Ava,” starring Jessica Chastian as an international assassin who must fight for her survival when a job goes wrong; “Ottolenghi and the Cakes Of Versailles,”an indie…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The year was 1988 and we were watching the Miss USA beauty pageant on our one TV in our living room. It was the culmination of a long journey for the Magaña girl.

Meet Diana Magaña, the face that launched a million tortillas

The year was 1988 and we were watching the Miss USA beauty pageant on our one TV in our living room. It was the culmination of a long journey for the Magaña girl.

from Good Food

Hollywood’s production schedule is largely back up and running after shutting down at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions about the standards and protocols in…

Hollywood’s coronavirus protocols worry some workers behind the scenes

Hollywood’s production schedule is largely back up and running after shutting down at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions about the standards and protocols in…

from Hollywood Breakdown

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony on KCRW at 6:30 a.m. PST.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lies In Repose At Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony on KCRW at 6:30 a.m. PST.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 25, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 25, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 25, 2020.