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NBC’s Craig Melvin is known for his regular segment “Dad’s Got This Feature,” where he spotlights fathers making a difference in their kids' lives.

NBC’s Craig Melvin is known for his regular segment “Dad’s Got This Feature,” where he spotlights fathers making a difference in their kids' lives. But as it turns out, he has a complicated relationship with his own father, who was addicted to alcohol and gambling.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA has zero lesbian bars. A new wave of queer women are changing that

Now young queer women are part of a new wave in LA to feed the hunger of LGBTQ Angelenos and are building new spaces.

LA’s LGBTQ+ retirees get a second shot at prom in new PBS documentary

"Senior Prom" centers around residents of the Triangle Square Senior Housing in Hollywood, one of the oldest queer senior centers in the country.

Innovation is Power | The Toyota Mirai

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Visit the first and only California town founded by Black Americans. Plus what to do in South LA

Founded in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth, Allensworth is “the first and only California town to be founded, financed and governed by Black Americans.”

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The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to obtain lawmakers' phone records, new indictments and new plea deals for Capitol rioters, and Ken manages to…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Chicago-based duo DRAMA are known for delivering dancefloor-worthy tracks filled with throbbing synths, sultry introspection and hypnotic melodies.

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Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

Joe Mathews: Why California’s decision to shut down schools for a year should be investigated

Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

from Zócalo's Connecting California

In 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president, and superstar Nat King Cole sang at his inaugural gala.

CAAM explores LA’s Black debutante culture and empowerment

In 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president, and superstar Nat King Cole sang at his inaugural gala.

from Greater LA

Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."

Joan Silber: 'Secrets of Happiness'

Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."

from Bookworm

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

Reparations for Black Californians? New task force will spend craft proposals

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, cyberattacks, another test for Obamacare, and decadence.

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Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, cyberattacks, another test for Obamacare, and decadence.

from Left, Right & Center

In a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling out today, the justices once again upheld the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court leaves Obamacare intact, delivers a blow to same-sex couples

In a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling out today, the justices once again upheld the Affordable Care Act.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

Global Beat Australia: I Know Leopard, Ngaiire, and Ajak Kwai

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

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Critics review Disney Pixar’s “Luca,” about a young boy enjoying a beautiful summer on the Italian coast, but he’s secretly a sea monster; “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go…

‘Fatherhood’ is a relatable look at Black families without negative tropes, says critic

Critics review Disney Pixar’s “Luca,” about a young boy enjoying a beautiful summer on the Italian coast, but he’s secretly a sea monster; “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Daddy’s Home: St. Vincent breaks down the ‘70s, familial trauma, and four songs that move her

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Incredibly talented and hot off a memorable SNL performance, St. Vincent stops by to chat about her new, deeply personal and sonically striking album, Daddy's Home.

Daddy's Home. St. Vincent stops by to chat about her new album. Listen in for a chance to win a box for her upcoming show at the Hollywood Bowl

Incredibly talented and hot off a memorable SNL performance, St. Vincent stops by to chat about her new, deeply personal and sonically striking album, Daddy's Home.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 17, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 17, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 17, 2021.

LA-based neo-soul artist Rozzi has collaborated with a span of artists, from Maroon 5 to Kendrick Lamar, and hosts the popular music podcast “Ugh! You’re So Good.”

Rozzi: ‘I Can't Go to the Party’

LA-based neo-soul artist Rozzi has collaborated with a span of artists, from Maroon 5 to Kendrick Lamar, and hosts the popular music podcast “Ugh! You’re So Good.”

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 16, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

The series Chalk Lines includes five short plays written by LA playwrights, using immersive audio storytelling to bring to life unsung landmarks in West Adams, Leimert Park, Exposition…

LA playwrights create audio fiction along the Expo Line

The series Chalk Lines includes five short plays written by LA playwrights, using immersive audio storytelling to bring to life unsung landmarks in West Adams, Leimert Park, Exposition…

from Greater LA

In New York City, more people are experiencing homelessness than in all of LA County, according to the most recent counts.

What can LA learn from New York’s ‘right to shelter’ law?

In New York City, more people are experiencing homelessness than in all of LA County, according to the most recent counts.

from Greater LA

Every summer, many LA galleries present group shows to try out new artists and catch their breath before the big season for the art world: fall.

Landscapes, human body, and crafts: Themes of summer LA group exhibits highlighting new artists

Every summer, many LA galleries present group shows to try out new artists and catch their breath before the big season for the art world: fall.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to obtain lawmakers' phone records, new indictments and new plea deals for Capitol rioters, and Ken manages to…

“Pure insanity”

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to obtain lawmakers' phone records, new indictments and new plea deals for Capitol rioters, and Ken manages to…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Between 2016 and 2019, Bakersfield police officers used force that broke at least 45 bones in 31 people, an analysis of public records shows.

Bakersfield police broke 31 people’s bones in four years. No officer has been disciplined for it

Between 2016 and 2019, Bakersfield police officers used force that broke at least 45 bones in 31 people, an analysis of public records shows.

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The concept of American food can be a little difficult to define, but we can probably agree on a few staples such as Apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and barbeque.

High on the Hog’: The major role of African Americans in shaping US cuisine

The concept of American food can be a little difficult to define, but we can probably agree on a few staples such as Apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and barbeque.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand