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The massive Dixie Fire ignited close to where the deadly Camp Fire started, and some residents of nearby Paradise are reliving the trauma all over again.

The massive Dixie Fire ignited close to where the deadly Camp Fire started, and some residents of nearby Paradise are reliving the trauma all over again.

from NPR

RuPaul’s Drag Race to politics: Honey Mahogany is instilling progressive values in San Francisco

Honey Mahogany says she sees her election as a counter to the current political divisiveness and an example of the inclusivity that the Democratic Party represents.

Global Beat Australia: Heavy riffs and stirring melodies from new guitar sounds

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Changing face of COVID: Angelenos under 65 now make up most infections

Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, Chief Medical Officer at Watts HealthCare Corporation, says he is increasingly seeing younger Angelenos coming into his hospital for COVID.

Mattel's Barbie turns women of science, including COVID vaccine developer, into dolls

Professor Sarah Gilbert, a leader on the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, is one of six women in health care who now have Barbies in their image. She hopes they will inspire girls to enter STEM careers.

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Fanatic! I hope you’ve been taking good care of yourself. Now is not the time to let your guard down.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, July 31, 2021.

from Metropolis

We've got fresh tunes and ticket giveaways to jumpstart your Wednesday. Wake up and dance with us!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

If you can believe it, it’s August! Kick off the new month with us as we explore new artists, listen to classic gems, and revisit some our favorites.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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So far this summer, Southern California has gotten off easy when it comes to wildfires. But it’s not a question of if the region will burn, it’s a question of when.

As wildfire season heats up, trucking trouble could pose problems for the biggest fire planes

So far this summer, Southern California has gotten off easy when it comes to wildfires. But it’s not a question of if the region will burn, it’s a question of when.

from Greater LA

Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Universal Basic Income (UBI) plan to provide $1,200 a month to 150 people ages 18-24 who are already receiving…

Universal basic income could help the most vulnerable in LA, according to 2 emancipated foster youth

Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Universal Basic Income (UBI) plan to provide $1,200 a month to 150 people ages 18-24 who are already receiving…

from Greater LA

California will begin enforcing Proposition 12 , the “Farm Animal Confinement Proposition,” next year.

Prop 12 benefits livestock and threatens bacon lovers’ appetites

California will begin enforcing Proposition 12 , the “Farm Animal Confinement Proposition,” next year.

from Greater LA

Rikki Ducornet speaks about writing in dreamtime for her new sci-fi book, “Trafik.”

Rikki Ducornet: “Trafik”

Rikki Ducornet speaks about writing in dreamtime for her new sci-fi book, “Trafik.”

from Bookworm

The Mexican state of Sonora is proud of its cattle ranching culture. It’s famous for its carne asada. Its state flag is emblazoned with a bull.

Tens of thousands of cows are starving to death in drought-stricken Mexican state of Sonora

The Mexican state of Sonora is proud of its cattle ranching culture. It’s famous for its carne asada. Its state flag is emblazoned with a bull.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pop star Rihanna has joined the billionaire’s club.

Rihanna is now the richest woman in music, thanks to her Fenty lines that prioritize inclusivity

Pop star Rihanna has joined the billionaire’s club.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California GOP gubernatorial hopefuls debated on Wednesday night, and in total, 46 candidates (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom on…

Is CA governor in trouble? Republicans focus their attacks on Newsom during recall election debate

California GOP gubernatorial hopefuls debated on Wednesday night, and in total, 46 candidates (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) are vying to oust Governor Gavin Newsom on…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Listening to KCRW as a kid at night was a true sonic safari. One of those artists that were championed during this time was George Evelyn, better known as Nightmares On Wax.

MBE Aug. 5: Join us for a sonic safari through our favorite gems and compilations

Listening to KCRW as a kid at night was a true sonic safari. One of those artists that were championed during this time was George Evelyn, better known as Nightmares On Wax.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 5, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 5, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 5, 2021.

“Stay High” won Brittany Howard a Grammy for Best Rock Song and spent weeks on the charts.

Childish Gambino: ‘Stay High’

“Stay High” won Brittany Howard a Grammy for Best Rock Song and spent weeks on the charts.

from Today's Top Tune

Andy Slavitt, who was President Joe Biden’s former COVID advisor, talks about the recent Delta variant surge and best safety practices.

Fighting the Delta variant and California’s drought

Andy Slavitt, who was President Joe Biden’s former COVID advisor, talks about the recent Delta variant surge and best safety practices.

from To the Point

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, August 4, 2021

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

Metro’s buses and stations are slow to fill up again, as more people turned to private cars for safety reasons amid the pandemic.

COVID has gutted public transit in Los Angeles. Will ridership ever bounce back?

Metro’s buses and stations are slow to fill up again, as more people turned to private cars for safety reasons amid the pandemic.

from Greater LA

LA rental data over the past year reflects a broader trend of rising prices in the suburbs.

Why rents dropped in Santa Monica but rose in Santa Clarita during pandemic

LA rental data over the past year reflects a broader trend of rising prices in the suburbs.

from Greater LA

KCRW talks with Peter Alexander, who co-owns Akbar in Silver Lake, and Paul Kalt, owner of Conservatory in West Hollywood.

Vax cards or negative COVID tests: You’ll need more than IDs to enter some LA bars and restaurants

KCRW talks with Peter Alexander, who co-owns Akbar in Silver Lake, and Paul Kalt, owner of Conservatory in West Hollywood.

from Greater LA

Ken and Josh discuss congressional access to former President Trump’s tax returns, a federal judge’s musing on the sentences for Capitol rioters, and the ongoing Michael Avenatti…

Tax returns return

Ken and Josh discuss congressional access to former President Trump’s tax returns, a federal judge’s musing on the sentences for Capitol rioters, and the ongoing Michael Avenatti…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

Help legal cannabis growers and sellers navigate complicated red tape — that’s the aim of new state agency

Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand