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TV critics share the best shows to watch, including “We Are Lady Parts,” “Lady in the Lake, ”The Acolyte,” and the 2024 Summer Olympics.

TV critics share the best shows to watch, including “We Are Lady Parts,” “Lady in the Lake, ”The Acolyte,” and the 2024 Summer Olympics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

South Hill Experiment: KCRW Live from HQ

LA jazz-folk project South Hill Experiment perform cuts from new EP “South Hill & Friends” plus faves like “Chameleons” and “DREAMS!”

Brian Helgeland on the power of one in ‘Cool Hand Luke’

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland reveals why ‘Cool Hand Luke’ is one of those films he can't resist watching whenever it crosses his path.

‘I don't call anybody mom or dad’: LA foster teens reveal their stories

In “Possible Selves,” Shaun Kadlec captures the inspiring stories of LA foster teens as they navigate their dreams of graduating college.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

May. 29 2 hr, 49 min

Francesca Harding

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May. 28 2 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

May. 28 1 hr, 59 min

José Galván

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

May. 27 1 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

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May. 26 2 hr

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Fanatic! I think it’s a holiday weekend. At the gym earlier, I saw on the news there will be millions of people on the road all over the USA. Please be careful out there.

from Henry Rollins

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life on Saturday night.

from Metropolis

Cue up Justice + Thundercat’s killer collab “The End” as you enter to win tix for Justice + Thundercat at the Hollywood Bowl.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Travis Holcombe guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Spanish indie artist Pedro Balaña, aka The Boy From The South , left his work in London finance to dive into music making in the studio.

Today’s Top Tune: The Boy From The South - ‘Space Party’

Spanish indie artist Pedro Balaña, aka The Boy From The South , left his work in London finance to dive into music making in the studio.

from Today's Top Tune

Some travel tips for summer: Set price tracking alerts based on locations or dates, fly earlier in the day, and consider cargo pants/vests for extra storage space.

Price trackers, pillowcases: Tools for hacking summer travel

Some travel tips for summer: Set price tracking alerts based on locations or dates, fly earlier in the day, and consider cargo pants/vests for extra storage space.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The White House says the latest Israeli airstrikes in Rafah didn’t cross the red line, in spite of civilian casualties and the growing humanitarian crisis.

Where is the ‘red line’ in Rafah?

The White House says the latest Israeli airstrikes in Rafah didn’t cross the red line, in spite of civilian casualties and the growing humanitarian crisis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Decades worth of Negro League figures are now part of the Major League Baseball’s record books . Poet, historian, and author Rowan Ricardo Phillips argues that MLB should do more.

Is Major League Baseball doing enough to atone for past segregation?

Decades worth of Negro League figures are now part of the Major League Baseball’s record books . Poet, historian, and author Rowan Ricardo Phillips argues that MLB should do more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The French Open kicked off on Sunday. Rafael Nadal lost in the first round, Coco Gauff advanced, while Naomi Osaka fell to Iga Swiatek in an intense match.

Will this be tennis superstar Rafael Nadal’s last French Open?

The French Open kicked off on Sunday. Rafael Nadal lost in the first round, Coco Gauff advanced, while Naomi Osaka fell to Iga Swiatek in an intense match.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers come in hot with the personal protest track “U Should Not Be Doing That.”

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Amyl and the Sniffers, Amaarae, Mount Kimbie

Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers come in hot with the personal protest track “U Should Not Be Doing That.”

from Music News

So many new jams await as we sail through the halfway point of this holiday week.

MBE playlist May 29: ‘Let’s Keep Dancing’

So many new jams await as we sail through the halfway point of this holiday week.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This week, Ryan Holiday , speaker and author of “ Discipline is Destiny: The Power of Self Control ” shares some advice on the stoic virtue of self discipline.

Midweek Reset: On Discipline

This week, Ryan Holiday , speaker and author of “ Discipline is Destiny: The Power of Self Control ” shares some advice on the stoic virtue of self discipline.

from Life Examined

Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter NIKI has a flirty new song to share, “Too Much Of A Good Thing.”

Today’s Top Tune: NIKI - ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’

Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter NIKI has a flirty new song to share, “Too Much Of A Good Thing.”

from Today's Top Tune

A breeding program and wildlife corridor are helping boost the population of the Palos Verdes blue butterfly, one of the rarest butterflies in the world.

Rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly gets lift from volunteers

A breeding program and wildlife corridor are helping boost the population of the Palos Verdes blue butterfly, one of the rarest butterflies in the world.

from KCRW Features

How do I get more comfortable with dirty talk? Why is ghosting a thing? I can only orgasm with a vibrator — am I alone? Comedian Heather Chelan gives advice.

Ghosting sucks! with Heather Chelan

How do I get more comfortable with dirty talk? Why is ghosting a thing? I can only orgasm with a vibrator — am I alone? Comedian Heather Chelan gives advice.

from How’s Your Sex Life?

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Francesca Harding's playlist, May 28, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

Did you know that Dutch producer Fatima Yamaha released the exceptionally funky LP “SOL” earlier this year?

FREAKS ONLY playlist: ‘Sign of Love’

Did you know that Dutch producer Fatima Yamaha released the exceptionally funky LP “SOL” earlier this year?

from FREAKS ONLY

A bit of sun exposure can benefit many people — Australia recently updated its public health guidelines to reflect this. So how much — or little — sunscreen should you wear?

Summer is approaching, here’s a reconsideration of sunscreen

A bit of sun exposure can benefit many people — Australia recently updated its public health guidelines to reflect this. So how much — or little — sunscreen should you wear?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bill Walton, a UCLA star-turned-Clippers player, died on Sunday. After shooting hoops in the NBA, he became an ESPN broadcaster known for colorful commentary.

Tribute to the late Bill Walton, UCLA phenom and NBA talent

Bill Walton, a UCLA star-turned-Clippers player, died on Sunday. After shooting hoops in the NBA, he became an ESPN broadcaster known for colorful commentary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last week the Supreme Court upheld a voting map in South Carolina that concentrates Republican power.

Supreme Court toughens requirements to prove racial gerrymandering

Last week the Supreme Court upheld a voting map in South Carolina that concentrates Republican power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UCLA academic workers are protesting the school’s response to its Gaza Solidarity Encampment — days after Congress members grilled Chancellor Gene Block on the unrest.

Why UCLA is at the center of campus unrest over Gaza

UCLA academic workers are protesting the school’s response to its Gaza Solidarity Encampment — days after Congress members grilled Chancellor Gene Block on the unrest.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cue up Justice + Thundercat’s killer collab “The End” as you enter to win tix for Justice + Thundercat at the Hollywood Bowl.

MBE playlist May 28: Wanna party ‘One Night/All Night’ with Justice at the Bowl?

Cue up Justice + Thundercat’s killer collab “The End” as you enter to win tix for Justice + Thundercat at the Hollywood Bowl.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic