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Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.

Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.

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California plans a digital vaccine verification system as it prepares for full reopening

California plans to launch a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.

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How blues great Mamie Smith paved the way for Black female musicians and their fans

In 1920, jazz singer Mamie Smith released a record called “Crazy Blues.” She was the first Black female singer to record and release a blues song.

Villanueva is exacerbating LA homelessness and trying to score political points, says Venice Family Clinic

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.

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On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

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The disappearance of Kristin Smart in San Luis Obispo has gone unsolved for 25 years, and among those demanding justice are local women who grew up following her case.

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Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the Biden’s trip to Europe.

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Robert Finley is an Army veteran and was a skilled carpenter before losing his sight in his 60s, which propelled him to finally pursue his musical dream.

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On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

What to expect when California fully reopens on June 15. Spoiler: Most pandemic rules are going away

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

from KCRW Features

A final full-length recording by the late iconic originator of chatty rhythmic toasting style U-Roy will see daylight in mid-July, featuring guest appearances by top notch talent like…

U-Roy: ‘Man Next Door’ (feat. Santigold)

A final full-length recording by the late iconic originator of chatty rhythmic toasting style U-Roy will see daylight in mid-July, featuring guest appearances by top notch talent like…

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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.

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.

The return of parking regulation enforcement has made finding reliable and safe parking tougher for people who live in their cars, vans or RVs.

Will OC get a safe parking program for people living out of cars, vans or RVs?

The return of parking regulation enforcement has made finding reliable and safe parking tougher for people who live in their cars, vans or RVs.

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GT Dave grew up in LA with spiritual, holistic, health-obsessed parents. They introduced him to plant-based foods and medicines when he was young.

Family elixir becomes billion dollar kombucha business, thanks to Angeleno GT Dave

GT Dave grew up in LA with spiritual, holistic, health-obsessed parents. They introduced him to plant-based foods and medicines when he was young.

from Greater LA

This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

Houston health care workers challenge their hospital's vaccine mandate. Judge dismisses the lawsuit

This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

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Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calm app made meditation chic — and billions of dollars along the way

Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Monday marked Naftali Bennett’s first day as Israel’s prime minister.

Israel’s new prime minister has California roots. How will Naftali Bennett shape his country?

Monday marked Naftali Bennett’s first day as Israel’s prime minister.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Martina Topley Bird returns with her dark and lush vibes with her current EP titled Forever I Wait. The songstress is assisted by Massive Attack’s 3D, who co-produced the project.

New week, new music. Join us in listening to Martina Topley Bird's new EP + more

Martina Topley Bird returns with her dark and lush vibes with her current EP titled Forever I Wait. The songstress is assisted by Massive Attack’s 3D, who co-produced the project.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 14, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 14, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 14, 2021.

California fully reopens next week, so you may be thinking about hitting the roads this summer.

Thinking about a day trip this summer? Head to the mountains: Big Bear, Idyllwild, Mammoth

California fully reopens next week, so you may be thinking about hitting the roads this summer.

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Panamanian export Sofia Valdes has music in her blood, as her grandfather was the legendary Cuban musician Miguelito Valdés, and her great-great grandmother was none other than Silvia…

Sofia Valdes: ‘Handful of Water’

Panamanian export Sofia Valdes has music in her blood, as her grandfather was the legendary Cuban musician Miguelito Valdés, and her great-great grandmother was none other than Silvia…

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"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, June 13, 2021

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, June 13, 2021

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Jeremy Sole

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, June 13, 2021

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

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

José Galván's playlist, June 13, 2021

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

from José Galván

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, June 13, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.

Mistaken approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.

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Fanatic! I’m posting the notes for our next show super early so I have one more chance to remind you about the Dischord box set mentioned below.

KCRW Broadcast 637

Fanatic! I’m posting the notes for our next show super early so I have one more chance to remind you about the Dischord box set mentioned below.

from Henry Rollins