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February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats. Officials are urging everyone else to watch from work or home.

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California’s cannabis economy and job market will grow in 2020

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

Miyajima’s LED art illuminates the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s digital installations are on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “I'm very interested in this life and death dynamic.

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’: How young Latinx professionals are gentrifying Boyle Heights

“Gentefied” follows three cousins and their immigrant grandfather who try to save the family’s taqueria as gentrification creeps in. We speak to the Latinx creators of the show.

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A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

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

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Agnes Obel's music has captivated our attention since the release of her debut album in 2010.

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A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.

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Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

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Jonathon Sawyer will tell you that the acidic nature of vinegar gives it a special ability to open our senses and make our taste buds more receptive to other tastes, something he…

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L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega dives into lomo saltado and tiraditos with a Japanese spin at   Yapa in Little Tokyo  .

Yapa in Little Tokyo: Peruvian food plus Japanese technique

L.A. Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega dives into lomo saltado and tiraditos with a Japanese spin at Yapa in Little Tokyo .

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Nancy Singleton Hachisu   has become our window into a highly curated way of eating in Japan.

Spotlighting the artisans stewarding Japanese ingredients

Nancy Singleton Hachisu has become our window into a highly curated way of eating in Japan.

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With her hands dusty from buckwheat flour, Sonoko Sakai runs food workshops around the globe. She imparts knowledge and tradition in her latest book, “Japanese Home Cooking.”

Mastering the simplicity of Japanese home cooking

With her hands dusty from buckwheat flour, Sonoko Sakai runs food workshops around the globe. She imparts knowledge and tradition in her latest book, “Japanese Home Cooking.”

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Market Report correspondent   Gillian Ferguson   talks to   Linda Mark, aka the Farmers Market Fairy, about her job as a personal shopper and using snap peas as part of a crudités…

Fresh peas are back at the Farmers Market

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Christopher Kimball   has been a beacon for home cooks for years. “The New Rules” is his latest playbook of 75 guidelines for simplified and transformative cooking.

Out with the old, in with the new. Breaking and making rules in the kitchen

Christopher Kimball has been a beacon for home cooks for years. “The New Rules” is his latest playbook of 75 guidelines for simplified and transformative cooking.

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The Rapture were a flagship band of the post-punk revival that swept through the indie underground during the early 2000’s.

The Rapture craft exclusive mix for KCRW

The Rapture were a flagship band of the post-punk revival that swept through the indie underground during the early 2000’s.

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A new screen version of "The Call of the Wild" is calling to us; it's the Jack London story of a California dog named buck who goes native in the Yukon of the Gold Rush days.

The Call of the Wild

A new screen version of "The Call of the Wild" is calling to us; it's the Jack London story of a California dog named buck who goes native in the Yukon of the Gold Rush days.

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A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

Finally, a real debate

A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

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In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

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The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

Nevada Democratic Party to use Google Forms to count caucus votes

The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

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The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

High demand for Pink Princess Philodendron leads to scams

The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

‘Emma’: Snotty incarnation of Jane Austen’s character

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

New rules for California primary voting

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

Trump’s deteriorating relationship with intelligence community

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Marion Hodges has the scoop on how to enter KCRW's VIP Coachella Sweepstakes, plus some undercard artists to check out.

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Marion Hodges has the scoop on how to enter KCRW's VIP Coachella Sweepstakes, plus some undercard artists to check out.

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

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

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