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Bike paths and home yards are now serving as performance venues. Meanwhile, mariachis in Boyle Heights are struggling to find work.

Bike paths and home yards are now serving as performance venues. Meanwhile, mariachis in Boyle Heights are struggling to find work.

from Greater LA

What happens when ballots are rejected because signatures don’t match what’s on file

California mailed ballots to every registered voter this year because of the pandemic.

As museums face racial and economic problems, smaller institutions are showing progress

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many people are looking at how cultural institutions may have helped further racial inequality.

‘They've accepted Trump is crazy’: KFI host John Kobylt on his listeners’ political views

When it comes to Trump, John Kobylt says most of his listeners’ views haven’t changed. “They've accepted Trump is crazy.

COVID vaccine: Can immunity-boosting compounds from a Chilean tree help?

Vaccines commonly contain adjuvants — substances that help fire up people’s immune systems.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 29 2 hr, 49 min

Garth Trinidad

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

Oct. 28 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.

Oct. 26 57 min

Dan Wilcox

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

Oct. 25 1 hr, 54 min

Raul Campos

Soulful grooves and fresh remixes from Latin rhythms to indie rock.

Oct. 25 2 hr, 49 min

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Measure J would set aside 10% of locally-generated unrestricted money in LA County's budget — to be spent on alternatives to incarceration.

from KCRW Features

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

After a 15 year hiatus, our favorite quirky band Bent is back and getting ready to share an album’s worth of new music.

from Today's Top Tune

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Businesses in much of California aren’t allowed to reopen because of COVID-19 cases. One exception: San Francisco.

San Francisco is allowed to open much of its economy. How it kept COVID cases and deaths low

Businesses in much of California aren’t allowed to reopen because of COVID-19 cases. One exception: San Francisco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New economic numbers show the American economy did a lot better in the third quarter, up a record 7.4%. But the economy didn’t have anywhere to go but up.

US economy grew at a record rate over the summer, new data shows. Who's saving, who's struggling?

New economic numbers show the American economy did a lot better in the third quarter, up a record 7.4%. But the economy didn’t have anywhere to go but up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Evan Kleiman offers ideas for a downsized Thanksgiving feast, appropriate for a small gathering.

Thanksgiving meal with few people means no expectations, freedom to do what you want

Evan Kleiman offers ideas for a downsized Thanksgiving feast, appropriate for a small gathering.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new cookbook “In Bibi’s Kitchen” is centered in East Africa. “Bibi” means grandmother in Swahili, the most common language spoken in the area.

'In Bibi's Kitchen’: Touring cuisines of 8 East African countries

The new cookbook “In Bibi’s Kitchen” is centered in East Africa. “Bibi” means grandmother in Swahili, the most common language spoken in the area.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

South LA has a new luxury tower with $3100 rents. Why are there no affordable units?

A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

from Greater LA

Bobby “Boris” Pickett was an aspiring actor in LA when he recorded "Monster Mash" in 1962.

‘Monster Mash’: Bobby Pickett combined cultural crazes to make the hit Halloween song

Bobby “Boris” Pickett was an aspiring actor in LA when he recorded "Monster Mash" in 1962.

from Greater LA

Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

Douglas Stuart: “Shuggie Bain”

Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

from Bookworm

That abandoned building your city wants to save could turn into a frightening money pit.

Joe Mathews: Beware of Ghosts

That abandoned building your city wants to save could turn into a frightening money pit.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

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Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

U.S. GDP grew at a record 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, erasing some but not all of the damage done by the coronavirus recession.

U.S. economy grows at record pace but still has a long way to go

U.S. GDP grew at a record 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, erasing some but not all of the damage done by the coronavirus recession.

from NPR

A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.

VoteMobile helps California wildfire victims and seniors cast their ballots

A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.

from NPR

A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.

VoteMobile helps California wildfire victims and seniors cast their ballots

A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.

from NPR

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 29, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 29, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 29, 2020.

Win or lose, Joe Biden has a personal story of tragedy and ultimate survival.

Authoritarianism in America: What it means for Republicans and Democrats

Win or lose, Joe Biden has a personal story of tragedy and ultimate survival.

from To the Point

Joji’s talent can be quantified by his selective collaborations with artists like Diplo, Omar Apollo and Yves Tumor — who have all returned the favor with contributions to the artist’s…

Joji: ‘Gimme Love’

Joji’s talent can be quantified by his selective collaborations with artists like Diplo, Omar Apollo and Yves Tumor — who have all returned the favor with contributions to the artist’s…

from Today's Top Tune

Raul Campos sits in for Anne with 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…

Raul Campos guest hosts, October 29, 2020

Raul Campos sits in for Anne with 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…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Garth Trinidad's playlist, October 28, 2020

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

from Garth Trinidad

Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series when his COVID-19 test came back positive. But when the Dodgers won, he joined in the gaiety — and now faces a "full investigation."

Dodgers 3rd baseman tests positive for COVID-19 — then celebrates with teammates

Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series when his COVID-19 test came back positive. But when the Dodgers won, he joined in the gaiety — and now faces a "full investigation."

from NPR