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On February 18, 1965, a crowd of more than 700 people packed Cambridge University’s debate hall for an intellectual clash for the ages.

On February 18, 1965, a crowd of more than 700 people packed Cambridge University’s debate hall for an intellectual clash for the ages.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How to prepare for an earthquake

If you haven’t gotten your earthquake kit together and made sure you have a plan, do it today! What should be in your earthquake kit Here’s what the Red Cross…

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone  else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. The Baltimore congressman also helped to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Money over privacy: more adults are living with their parents

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 17 2 hr, 48 min

Jeremy Sole

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Oct. 17 2 hr, 57 min

Travis Holcombe

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

Oct. 16 1 hr, 59 min

Garth Trinidad

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

Oct. 16 1 hr, 59 min

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Oct. 16 2 hr, 57 min

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Yola wowed us at our day showcase at SXSW earlier this year. So much so, that we had to have her back on KCRW.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Devendra Banhart's distinctive style and musical artistry have always been at the forefront of his albums.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

from Bookworm

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

The big and shady business of organ harvesting

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

In the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, countless people are waiting to enter a nonprofit called    Beacon for Him Ministries    (BHM).

Long Beach dock worker finds a higher calling: helping the homeless

In the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, countless people are waiting to enter a nonprofit called Beacon for Him Ministries (BHM).

from Greater LA

Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

The controversial Desert X and Saudi Arabia collaboration

Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

from Greater LA

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

'If you can’t take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen': Remembering Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat opens first US exhibit

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.   
  Mulveney also…

White House withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.  Mulveney also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

Gunning for human excellence

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Motherless Brooklyn

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

KCRW Presents: Spooky shows

Rocktober continues in and around Southern California. We'll see you out there!

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

John Moses sits in for Jeremy.

John Moses guest hosts

John Moses sits in for Jeremy.

from Jeremy Sole

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

Controlling the message; American politics and new media

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

"Maybe" is an anthem to sisterhood and synchronicity created by LA-based pop duo mai.la.

mai.la: “Maybe”

"Maybe" is an anthem to sisterhood and synchronicity created by LA-based pop duo mai.la.

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

Latest Show

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

from Travis Holcombe

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad