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While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

While wedding venues are now open in LA, many couples are paying more than $100,000. Affected by supply chain issues and COVID protocols, brides have to be flexible.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Can Netflix reinvent itself after layoffs, slow revenue growth?

Netflix is trying to reassert itself as a streaming giant, but it projects losing some 2 million subscribers over the next quarter.

Why the return to in-person classes made parents, teachers feel disconnected

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

Five questions to ask if your child has a fever

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Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward’s marriage and art reflected 1960s LA

Actor Dennis Hopper and his wife, Brooke Hayward, became the nexus of art and film during 1960s LA. They’re the focus of a new book called “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy.”

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

May. 19 2 hr, 49 min

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

May. 18 3 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

May. 18 1 hr, 59 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

May. 17 3 hr

José Galván

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

May. 16 3 hr

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Metropolis playlist, May 14, 2022.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! Hello from Eugene OR. It’s been raining off an on all day. Shows have been going well and I’m looking forward to tonight. A great show we have lined up for you.

from Henry Rollins

Chicago based quintet Dos Santos caught our attention with their latest string of releases, but band member Alex Chavez delivers with a new side project titled “Carmelo Haze”…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

This Week on KCRW

Donate today to pass the mic to diverse communities so we can see more faces like mine in the newsroom.

Support KCRW’s Spring Pledge Drive to celebrate diverse voices

Donate today to pass the mic to diverse communities so we can see more faces like mine in the newsroom.

from Members

Californians can now send in their mail-in ballots for the 2022 primary election. Who’s running? How does California’s permanent mail-in ballot system work?

CA primary 2022: How voting works, when to expect results

Californians can now send in their mail-in ballots for the 2022 primary election. Who’s running? How does California’s permanent mail-in ballot system work?

from KCRW Features

At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

‘Try Harder!’: SF Asian students ask why Stanford doesn’t want them

At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Pay equity for US women’s soccer: Could it influence other sports?

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

L.A.'s big debate — Homelessness: Top candidates for LA Mayor join us live

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

With baby formula shortage, parents try making their own. Safe?

It could take two months until grocery shelves are restocked with infant formula. A pediatrician advises parents on how to feed their little ones in the meantime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Californians still support high-speed rail. But commentator Joe Mathews says state politicians are killing any chance of success by downsizing the bullet train.

Op-ed: Suspects aplenty in CA high-speed homicide

Californians still support high-speed rail. But commentator Joe Mathews says state politicians are killing any chance of success by downsizing the bullet train.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

In the U.S., roughly two-thirds of people are against overturning Roe v. Wade, but most support some restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll.

Both Roe v. Wade and some abortion restrictions should stand, most Americans say

In the U.S., roughly two-thirds of people are against overturning Roe v. Wade, but most support some restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review new film releases: “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” “Men,” “Firestarter,” “Emergency,” and “Senior Year.”

‘Men’ director is master of inescapably tense mood, says critic

Critics review new film releases: “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” “Men,” “Firestarter,” “Emergency,” and “Senior Year.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

MBE May 19: Brazilian disco, Ghanian Afro-rock, and Grace Jones’ birthday

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anthony Valadez & Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for May 19, 2022.

An extraordinary original turntablist and founding member of the Beat Junkies, J Rocc helped transform the craft into an art form and is a seminal figure in the rise of instrumental…

J Rocc: ‘One’

An extraordinary original turntablist and founding member of the Beat Junkies, J Rocc helped transform the craft into an art form and is a seminal figure in the rise of instrumental…

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, May 18, 2022

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, May 18, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

Talang Gabay: Historic Filipinotown arch is testament to Asian immigrants

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

from Greater LA

Kevin Beasley’s new art exhibition in LA features mixed media that explores the Black experience and how it shapes American history and culture.

Artist Kevin Beasley looks at Black experience beyond gallery space

Kevin Beasley’s new art exhibition in LA features mixed media that explores the Black experience and how it shapes American history and culture.

from Greater LA

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

Tiny home company cashes in on the homelessness crisis

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Could Pennsylvania be the most important state in midterm elections?

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who recently had a stroke, won the Democratic nomination for Senate.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

Is corporate greed driving inflation? No, says WaPo columnist

It’s not true that corporations are orchestrating inflation because they see an opportunity to pad their bottom lines, says the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand