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On 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, can we listen to his music with a clear conscience?

Ten years ago today, pop superstar Michael Jackson died at age 50. It was a shocking event that took over the news, and vigils popped up instantly worldwide.

Flags, chants and beer showers: Meet the LA Football Club’s biggest fans

Los Angeles Football Club is playing well. Now in its second season of Major League Soccer, it’s first place in the league.

Listen: Jordan Rakei brings his genre-hopping sound to MBE for a live session

Jordan Rakei has become a steady beacon of the soulful and intimate music coming out of the London music scene. At 27 years old, he's 3 albums into his goal of 5 by the age of 30.

Bob Marley’s 'Legend' gets a special 35th Anniversary reissue

Legend, the signature compilation album from Bob Marley & The Wailers,   has just turned 35. This best-selling reggae album of all-time sounds as fresh as ever.

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A musical line-up of criminally overlooked tunes from a rotating cast of KCRW DJs.

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Los Angeles Football Club is currently first place in Major League Soccer.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Journalist Will Evans exposed Tesla’s flagrant labor violations, but all the company’s founder did was shrug him off and cry "fake news."

from Scheer Intelligence

Homegrown in Los Angeles, Local Natives have been on our radar since their debut album "Gorilla Manor" in 2010.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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John Sanders is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, two officials said. The move comes after hundreds of children were removed from a facility without adequate food and sanitation.

Acting head of Customs and Border Protection plans to step down

John Sanders is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, two officials said. The move comes after hundreds of children were removed from a facility without adequate food and sanitation.

from NPR

Reports of children detained in crowded and unsanitary conditions long beyond the maximum legal limit have created a new controversy over the administration's immigration policies.

Migrant children moved from border patrol center after outcry

Reports of children detained in crowded and unsanitary conditions long beyond the maximum legal limit have created a new controversy over the administration's immigration policies.

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KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

KCRW's HQ Summer Nights announced feat. Black Pumas, Y La Bamba, and Andrew Bird

KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

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Leslie Morgan has been through two harrowing marriages.   
  At age 23, she married a Wall Street trader named Conor, who started physically abusing her five days before their…

'Joyfully single:' How a 49-year-old divorcee regained her confidence thanks to 5 lovers

Leslie Morgan has been through two harrowing marriages.  At age 23, she married a Wall Street trader named Conor, who started physically abusing her five days before their…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Edward Goldman talks about the solo exhibitions by John Baldessari and Gwynn Murrill at Laguna Art Museum, and Eric Fischl at Sprüth Magers.

These People and Animals Compete For Our Attention

Edward Goldman talks about the solo exhibitions by John Baldessari and Gwynn Murrill at Laguna Art Museum, and Eric Fischl at Sprüth Magers.

from Art Talk

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

from Design and Architecture

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

SelgasCano brings plastic and plants to Second Home LA

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

from Design and Architecture

Metro temporarily shut down two Downtown LA stations on its popular Expo Line train to Santa Monica. Those closures started last weekend and will last a few months.

LA Metro wants buses to move faster, thanks to dedicated bus lanes

Metro temporarily shut down two Downtown LA stations on its popular Expo Line train to Santa Monica. Those closures started last weekend and will last a few months.

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On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters.

Culver City looks at stabilizing rent

On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

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As the Democratic debates begin this week, we take time to talk TV's coverage of the 2020 election.

Cable news and the 2020 election

As the Democratic debates begin this week, we take time to talk TV's coverage of the 2020 election.

from Screengrab

This week’s Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates, five moderators and a lot commercials. Potential voters might not be able to learn as much as they want to.

Political debate or political circus?

This week’s Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates, five moderators and a lot commercials. Potential voters might not be able to learn as much as they want to.

from To the Point

Back in the 80's, The Alarm was part of a fraternity of British rock bands that made their way to U.S. shores.

The Alarm & Mike Peters: “Brighter Than The Sun”

Back in the 80's, The Alarm was part of a fraternity of British rock bands that made their way to U.S. shores.

from Today's Top Tune

The Sherlock Holmes inspired play “Mysterious Circumstances” is itself a bit of mystery … but not in the way the Geffen’s Artistic Director Matt Shakman probably intended it.

Sherlock Holmes and the case of too many plot points

The Sherlock Holmes inspired play “Mysterious Circumstances” is itself a bit of mystery … but not in the way the Geffen’s Artistic Director Matt Shakman probably intended it.

from Opening the Curtain

This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

5 design things to do this week: June 24 - 30, 2019

This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

President Trump announced he was postponing a nationwide immigration sweep set to begin on Sunday, targeting thousands of migrants.

Trump border policies are ‘psychological torture’

President Trump announced he was postponing a nationwide immigration sweep set to begin on Sunday, targeting thousands of migrants.

from Greater LA

The County of Orange is finalizing its budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

OC Line: Sheriff’s Department keeps getting more money for the same services

The County of Orange is finalizing its budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

from Greater LA

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

Migrant detention center: No toothbrushes or showers, kids sleeping on cement floors

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand