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KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.

KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep. More than 120 responses flooded our voicemail, email inbox, and social media direct messages.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Crowns and Hops: Black-owned craft beer company prepares to tap into Inglewood’s development boom

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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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

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

from The Treatment

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

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

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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.

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

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.

from KCRW Features

Get ready to pump your fists with this shiny new track by San Francisco’s Antrom Alexander. Lean in if you’re a fan of ‘70s-inspired disco.

Antrom Alexander: 'Touch and Go' (feat. Brian Belier)

Get ready to pump your fists with this shiny new track by San Francisco’s Antrom Alexander. Lean in if you’re a fan of ‘70s-inspired disco.

from Today's Top Tune

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 15, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

The first glimpse of the water driving down Highway 86 is breathtaking. From some angles, you can’t even see the other side of California’s biggest lake.

Salton Sea: Environmental disaster, climate change solution

The first glimpse of the water driving down Highway 86 is breathtaking. From some angles, you can’t even see the other side of California’s biggest lake.

from Greater LA

Fifteen months after the coronavirus pandemic, California is fully opening today. Capacity limits and requirements for social distancing and masks are lifted in most places.

From ‘mask police’ to ‘vaccination card police,’ how LA food workers are handling California’s reopening

Fifteen months after the coronavirus pandemic, California is fully opening today. Capacity limits and requirements for social distancing and masks are lifted in most places.

from Greater LA

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is currently ranked number one in the world and won the last two World Cups. But it hasn’t won an Olympic medal since 2012.

‘Los Angeles is a hotbed for soccer’: Christen Press praises her roots ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is currently ranked number one in the world and won the last two World Cups. But it hasn’t won an Olympic medal since 2012.

from Greater LA

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

Saul Williams: ‘Akilla’s Escape’

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

from The Treatment

This month, the NFL announced it would end its practice of “race norming.”

NFL ends ‘race norming,’ a practice that made it tougher for Black players to qualify for legal settlement

This month, the NFL announced it would end its practice of “race norming.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many KCRW listeners told Press Play they wanted to continue doing less now that the state has fully reopened.

Ditching Friday night out? Subtracting things from your life can be beneficial, and science proves it

Many KCRW listeners told Press Play they wanted to continue doing less now that the state has fully reopened.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Reality shows were a big source of comfort for many people during quarantine.

From floral arrangements to lego construction, TV craft competitions were a hit during pandemic

Reality shows were a big source of comfort for many people during quarantine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chicago-based duo DRAMA are known for delivering dancefloor-worthy tracks filled with throbbing synths, sultry introspection and hypnotic melodies.

Music from DRAMA and a chance to see them LIVE. Listen in to find out how to win

Chicago-based duo DRAMA are known for delivering dancefloor-worthy tracks filled with throbbing synths, sultry introspection and hypnotic melodies.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 15, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 15, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 15, 2021.

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

‘We can go back to normal life’: Gov. Newsom’s senior advisor on California fully reopening

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

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…

from Today's Top Tune

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.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 14, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

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.

from Greater LA

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