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Hot cocoa vs. hot chocolate. Corned beef vs. pastrami. Aioli vs. mayonnaise. What's the difference?

Hot cocoa vs. hot chocolate. Corned beef vs. pastrami. Aioli vs. mayonnaise. What's the difference? Editor and writer Brette Warshaw has been asking that question in her newsletter for the past three years.

from Good Food

Immigrant families deserve parks without homeless tents, says possible mayoral hopeful Nury Martinez

Nury Martinez says she wants homeless encampments restricted in her district because her constituents, including immigrant, working-class families, can enjoy public spaces.

OC ethnic studies panel lacks diversity and expertise, says CSUN professor after dropping out

As OC continues to debate whether ethnic studies should be included in the local K-12 curriculum, professor Theresa Montaño withdrew from the conservative-leaning OC Board of…

Summer Mixtape: Yola on being an outsider, discovering American music, and learning to ‘Stand for Myself’

This fifth and final installment of “Summer Mixtape” features singer-songwriter Yola , whose new album “Stand for Myself” is out on July 30.

Felix Fair, LA Art Show, Gallery Weekend: New art events to check out in LA

Gallery Weekend Los Angeles runs July 28 through August 1.

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Jackson Browne reflects on songwriting for the past and future. He released his 15th studio album this month called “Downhill from Everywhere.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

from KCRW Features

Ken and Josh discuss the Avenatti trial(s), the DOJ’s decision on Mo Brooks, and how you get really, really wealthy people to show up for court.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Fanatic! I don’t know where you’re reading this from but here in Los Angeles, we’re going back to wearing masks inside restaurants, stores, etc. It’s depressing but not surprising.

from Henry Rollins

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Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, July 30, 2021

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Matt Damon is an Oklahoma oil-patch worker who travels to France to help his daughter, imprisoned in Marseille for a murder she claims she didn't commit.

A Rougneck In the Rough

Matt Damon is an Oklahoma oil-patch worker who travels to France to help his daughter, imprisoned in Marseille for a murder she claims she didn't commit.

from Film Reviews

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson meets up with Chris Keyser who is the executive chef at Union and U Street Pizza, who has his eyes on eggplant.

Thai, Chinese, Japanese: Varieties of eggplant at the farmer’s market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson meets up with Chris Keyser who is the executive chef at Union and U Street Pizza, who has his eyes on eggplant.

from Good Food

Ideal fruit is seen as smooth-skinned and bright-hued, a symbol of goodness, kindness, and the virtues of civilization. But not all fruit is easy.

Difficult fruit? It’s no problem for piemaster Kate Lebo

Ideal fruit is seen as smooth-skinned and bright-hued, a symbol of goodness, kindness, and the virtues of civilization. But not all fruit is easy.

from Good Food

Growing up on fileted snapper and a red eye gravy with shrimp made by his grandmother, Matthew Raiford describes himself as a “chefarmer.”

Talking Georgia coast seafood with a sixth-generation Gullah Geechee farmer

Growing up on fileted snapper and a red eye gravy with shrimp made by his grandmother, Matthew Raiford describes himself as a “chefarmer.”

from Good Food

As a food stylist, Mariana Velàsquez has worked with everyone from Michelle Obama to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Celebrating Colombian recipes with food stylist Mariana Velàsquez

As a food stylist, Mariana Velàsquez has worked with everyone from Michelle Obama to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

from Good Food

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison reviews Mama D’s in Boyle Heights and its focus on the cuisine of Cameroon.

Bill Addison reviews Mama D’s Cameroonian cuisine in Boyle Heights

LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison reviews Mama D’s in Boyle Heights and its focus on the cuisine of Cameroon.

from Good Food

Josh, Megan and Gustavo discuss vaccine mandates, the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the end of federal eviction moratoriums.

Vaccines, masks, carrots, sticks

Josh, Megan and Gustavo discuss vaccine mandates, the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the end of federal eviction moratoriums.

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Barry Diller became a legend in the entertainment business through top jobs at ABC, Paramount, and Fox.

Barry Diller on Scott Rudin: ‘I would hope he would find a way … to reenter the business’

Barry Diller became a legend in the entertainment business through top jobs at ABC, Paramount, and Fox.

from The Business

Scarlett Johansson, star of “Black Widow,” is suing Disney over the release of the Marvel film.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release, no gold medal for Olympic ratings

Scarlett Johansson, star of “Black Widow,” is suing Disney over the release of the Marvel film.

from The Business

TGIF! We have your Friday morning get down with funky new music from Bobbie Lovesong and more

MBE July 30: A Friday morning get down with Bobbie Lovesong’s gritty funk

TGIF! We have your Friday morning get down with funky new music from Bobbie Lovesong and more

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 30, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 30, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 30, 2021.

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.

Private Playlist: Ambient accordionist Walt McClements drifts into musical abstraction

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” Walt McClements pilots an ambient excursion from Allen Toussaint to Mary Lattimore.

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Scarlett Johansson, star of “Black Widow,” is suing Disney over the release of the Marvel film.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release strategy

Scarlett Johansson, star of “Black Widow,” is suing Disney over the release of the Marvel film.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Activist Achal Prabhala speaks to Robert Scheer about the wealthy countries’ reluctance to end global vaccine apartheid.

The West Is Keeping the Covid-19 Pandemic From Ending

Activist Achal Prabhala speaks to Robert Scheer about the wealthy countries’ reluctance to end global vaccine apartheid.

from Scheer Intelligence

KCRW’s beloved two-time Grammy Award winners and hometown heroes Ozomatli have been busy working on a new album that drops today!

Ozomatli: ‘Mi Destino’ (feat. B-Real and Gaby Moreno)

KCRW’s beloved two-time Grammy Award winners and hometown heroes Ozomatli have been busy working on a new album that drops today!

from Today's Top Tune

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, July 29, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

What to do when parents won’t let their teens get COVID vaccines? VaxTeen offers guidance on consent laws

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

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