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Pop star Britney Spears is expected to speak before a judge at LA County probate court on Wednesday — for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

Pop star Britney Spears is expected to speak before a judge at LA County probate court on Wednesday — for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

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George Clooney and other Hollywood stars invest in LA public education. Who benefits?

The magnet school, called the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, is supposed to improve the pipeline for below-the-line jobs in Hollywood.

$80 for eight-minute Uber ride? What's driving high rideshare prices and low availability

People looking for an Uber or Lyft are finding spiking rates, long wait times, or a total lack of availability.

Multiverses and controlling cockroaches: Breaking down the science of ‘Rick and Morty’

On the animated show “Rick and Morty,” a mad scientist named Rick drags his awkward, anxious 14-year-old grandson Morty into adventures that often include space travel, battles with…

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ turns 50. Her new EP unearths demos, outtakes from the era

Joni Mitchell is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her album “Blue" by releasing a new EP filled with outtakes, demos, and other never-before-heard content.

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St. Vincent’s latest album “Daddy’s Home” is what we at MBE like to call “butter on the pancake”—it just all falls into place, girded by a great groove, a time-hopping presence, and the bare elegance of lyricism and storytelling for which fans have come to know and love St. Vincent.

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Nice to Meet You Forever is the story of Shaka Mali Tafari and his best friend Gail, a 78-year-old Jewish woman who grew up attending theatre and opera on the Northside of Chicago.

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Rise and shine! KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe will be filling in for Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez today on Morning Becomes Eclectic!

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Metropolis playlist, June 20, 2021.

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We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good .

KCRW’s Top 30: June 14-20

We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good .

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

Record number of California students are going to summer school. Will there be enough teachers?

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

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Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

Andrew McCarthy: ‘Brat: An ‘80s Story’

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

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Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

Medical cannabis became legal in Utah with the blessing of Latter Day Saints

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

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In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

Conservatives seize on critical race theory in culture wars. What is this decades-old legal theory?

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

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There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

Join us as we explore MonoNeon's newest album + more

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang: ‘Linstead Market’

Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 21, 2021

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

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Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

Term extension or limit? OC supervisors argue over proposal language

Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

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Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

Metropolitan Water District gets a new chief. What changes might Adel Hagekhalil bring?

Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

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Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens on opera’s relevance in modern life and her podcast ‘Aria Code’

Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

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LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

LA’s Mark Peel taught young people how to be great cooks and decent human beings, says Wolfgang Puck

LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

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Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

Does the pandemic mean long-term revitalization of downtown LA and other public spaces?

Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

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Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is ditching its ‘Angels’ runway models for diverse celebrities such as U.S.

Victoria’s Secret gets a makeover: Out with ‘Angels,’ in with activists, athletes, entrepreneurs

Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is ditching its ‘Angels’ runway models for diverse celebrities such as U.S.

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In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said the NCAA , the regulating body for college sports, can’t ban athletes from receiving small education-related payouts like…

Supreme Court: No limits on education-related benefits to NCAA athletes

In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said the NCAA , the regulating body for college sports, can’t ban athletes from receiving small education-related payouts like…

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