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Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Colder temperatures reduce the body’s ability to fight off viruses. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Violence and lockdowns are rampant inside LA’s juvenile halls

Dire staffing shortages have led to frequent lockdowns and violence inside LA’s juvenile halls. Officers, advocates, and inmates are desperate for relief.

Soccer City: South Bay was birthplace of modern US futbol

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was founded in Torrance in 1964. Its success earned the South Bay community the nickname “Soccer City.”

Single mom shares experience parenting special needs kids on podcast ‘Adult Chicken’

Nikki Chase hosts the podcast “Adult Chicken.” It’s about escaping an abusive relationship and raising special needs kids as a single mom.

No deal, No grades. Strike at UC rocks finals week

Students across the University of California system took final exams after weeks without instruction and feedback. How has the strike impacted them?

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Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I’ve been on a lot of highways and in a lot of airports getting things done. I saw the great Nashville band Snooper play several nights ago.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist December 3, 2022.

from Metropolis

Dire staffing shortages have led to frequent lockdowns and violence inside LA’s juvenile halls. Officers, advocates, and inmates are desperate for relief.

from Greater LA

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Gift-giving season is a great way to remind yourself of the bounty of great products and people in Southern California. Here are some ideas for the people on your list.

Fancy butter, burritos, miso soup balls: Shop local for holiday gifts

Gift-giving season is a great way to remind yourself of the bounty of great products and people in Southern California. Here are some ideas for the people on your list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Wallace-Wells says, despite the failures of COP-27, he’s less pessimistic about climate change than he was five years ago.

David Wallace-Wells sees some hope for Earth’s climate future

David Wallace-Wells says, despite the failures of COP-27, he’s less pessimistic about climate change than he was five years ago.

from To the Point

Iran Expert Robin Wright says women are making history by leading weeks of protest against Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

A new generation of women is challenging Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Iran Expert Robin Wright says women are making history by leading weeks of protest against Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

from To the Point

China has lifted several of its pandemic health restrictions. That includes allowing asymptomatic or mild COVID patients to quarantine at home.

End of China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy could cause ‘unpredictable’ viral evolution, says Yale doctor

China has lifted several of its pandemic health restrictions. That includes allowing asymptomatic or mild COVID patients to quarantine at home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California students are falling far behind after two years of pandemic-related learning losses. Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews says the solution is more tutors.

Op-ed: Academic tutoring might be best gift for your kids this year

California students are falling far behind after two years of pandemic-related learning losses. Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews says the solution is more tutors.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Critics review the latest film releases: “The Whale,” “Empire of Light,” “Emancipation,” “One Fine Morning,” and “Pinocchio.”

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ explores a father’s loss of his son

Critics review the latest film releases: “The Whale,” “Empire of Light,” “Emancipation,” “One Fine Morning,” and “Pinocchio.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We’re Live from HQ with LA legends Eddie Chacon and John Carrol Kirby delivering mesmerizing music and words of wisdom.

MBE Dec. 8: John Carrol Kirby and Eddie Chacon do it live

We’re Live from HQ with LA legends Eddie Chacon and John Carrol Kirby delivering mesmerizing music and words of wisdom.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for December 8, 2022.

Gifted guitarist-songwriter Sunny War has been hard at work on a new album due out early next year, and it comes stacked with features to look forward to: Jim James, Allison Russell,…

Sunny War: ‘No Reason’

Gifted guitarist-songwriter Sunny War has been hard at work on a new album due out early next year, and it comes stacked with features to look forward to: Jim James, Allison Russell,…

from Today's Top Tune

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, December 7, 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.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, December 7, 2022

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

from FREAKS ONLY

Coach Gabriel Giangualano and junior Max Abrahamson lead the St. John Bosco High School esports team.

High schoolers are leveling up at St. John Bosco on esport teams

Coach Gabriel Giangualano and junior Max Abrahamson lead the St. John Bosco High School esports team.

from Greater LA

Ralph Lawler was the LA Clippers’ announcer for 40 years. Now he’s calling shots from the sidelines in a new memoir.

Longtime Clippers announcer blames Donald Sterling for team’s poor performance

Ralph Lawler was the LA Clippers’ announcer for 40 years. Now he’s calling shots from the sidelines in a new memoir.

from Greater LA

Scientist Temple Grandin credits her success to how she thinks: in pictures.

Are you a verbal thinker or visual thinker? Temple Grandin breaks it down

Scientist Temple Grandin credits her success to how she thinks: in pictures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Academy Award winner Julia Reichert, 76, died last week after a battle with cancer. The documentarian dedicated her career to filming the working class.

Remembering Oscar winner Julia Reichert through her interviews on KCRW

Academy Award winner Julia Reichert, 76, died last week after a battle with cancer. The documentarian dedicated her career to filming the working class.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Raphael Warnock beat former football star Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election, giving Democrats a clear majority in the U.S. Senate.

Why was Warnock-Walker election so close? GOP dominance in GA, hyper-partisanship

Raphael Warnock beat former football star Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election, giving Democrats a clear majority in the U.S. Senate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Supreme Court heard hours of oral arguments in a case that will decide whether state courts can review legislative maps and overturn local election laws.

SCOTUS hears case that could ‘completely upend elections’ in US

The U.S. Supreme Court heard hours of oral arguments in a case that will decide whether state courts can review legislative maps and overturn local election laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, December 7, 2022

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic