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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…

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 Park, and Union Station.

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Where to eat now that pandemic restrictions are gone: Restaurant picks from Bill Addison

Los Angeles has reopened, and with it has come denizens of hungry Angelenos keen to bask in the glories of at-capacity restaurants and full bar seating.

Ahead of Father’s Day, NBC’s Craig Melvin talks about his complicated relationship with his dad

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.

Innovation is Power | The Toyota Mirai

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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.

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Actor, writer and poet Saul Williams on not talking until he has something to say

from The Treatment

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.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

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.

from KCRW Features

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

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.

from Greater 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.”

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.”

from KCRW Features

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, June 19, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

Although Juneteenth is familiar to many African Americans, celebrating the day varies. For young Black Americans, leanring about slavery is an intergral part of their history.

How music, dance, and spirituality are integral to the Black resistance movement and Black identity

Although Juneteenth is familiar to many African Americans, celebrating the day varies. For young Black Americans, leanring about slavery is an intergral part of their history.

from Life Examined

National holidays serve as official acknowledgements of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, many of whom fought and died for the freedoms afforded by our democracy.

Recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday honors generations of enslaved African Americans

National holidays serve as official acknowledgements of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, many of whom fought and died for the freedoms afforded by our democracy.

from Life Examined

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, June 18, 2021

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

from Scott Dallavo

Retired? Not on your life, or hers.

Rita Moreno at 89

Retired? Not on your life, or hers.

from Film Reviews

Based on the book by Jessica B.

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

Based on the book by Jessica B.

from Good Food

he first Black franchised McDonald’s opened in December 1968. By 1971, the number of Black franchises grew to almost 50.

Revisiting Evan Kleiman’s conversation with Pulitzer winner Marcia Chatelain

he first Black franchised McDonald’s opened in December 1968. By 1971, the number of Black franchises grew to almost 50.

from Good Food

Swingers ’ General Manager Stephanie Wilson recalls furloughing her staff on March 16 last year before learning the popular late night diner would be closing for good.

‘In the Weeds’ with Swingers: Resurrecting the iconic late night diner

Swingers ’ General Manager Stephanie Wilson recalls furloughing her staff on March 16 last year before learning the popular late night diner would be closing for good.

from Good Food

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Rose Wilde of Rossoblu and Red Bread during the first week of the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market free of social distancing and…

Berries at the farmers market: An embarrassment of riches

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Rose Wilde of Rossoblu and Red Bread during the first week of the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market free of social distancing and…

from Good Food

Ray Anthony Barrett stepped back from a career as an artist to express himself through food. As other chefs pivoted to takeout, he decided to retreat from Los Angeles and hit reset.

Chef Ray Anthony Barrett reconciles life through food and art

Ray Anthony Barrett stepped back from a career as an artist to express himself through food. As other chefs pivoted to takeout, he decided to retreat from Los Angeles and hit reset.

from Good Food

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.

Nice to Meet You Forever: The unlikely story of a cross-cultural, cross-generational friendship

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.

from Special Programming

Warner Bros. was hoping for a big summer hit with its movie adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights.”

‘In the Heights’ fails to reach box office highs

Warner Bros. was hoping for a big summer hit with its movie adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights.”

from The Business

The new Peacock comedy series “ We Are Lady Parts ” follows an all-female Muslim punk rock group as they work to find their sound and their audience.

For ‘We Are Lady Parts,’ Nida Manzoor wanted to show Muslim women ‘in a joyful light’

The new Peacock comedy series “ We Are Lady Parts ” follows an all-female Muslim punk rock group as they work to find their sound and their audience.

from The Business

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

June 18: Travis Holcombe guest hosts MBE!

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

Private Playlist: Pianist Paul Cornish unpacks 5 crucial records from boundary-stretching musicians

For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” pianist Paul Cornish picks his most transcendent, challenging, and inspiring favorites, from Joni Mitchell to Jason Moran.

from Music Special Programming