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Gwendolyn Lang has lived in her small, beige house in Gardena for 50 years. Now, despite the framed photos still on display, she’s moving out. Lang was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home improvements.

Standing in her den, Gwendolyn Lang looks up at a faded family portrait on the wall. Taken in the late 1970s, it shows Lang and her late husband with five of their six children.

from Greater LA

Tapestries of plastic waste in downtown LA

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in the landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa.

Pan Caliente: Quince Night

Jose Galvan fills you in on a great night of 'musica-indie' that's all for a good cause

Democratic donor Ed Buck accused of running a drug den after a 3rd man ODs

For more than two years, activists say, Buck has avoided being charged with a crime because he is white, wealthy and politically connected.

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

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Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Sep. 18 2 hr, 59 min

Travis Holcombe

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

Sep. 17 1 hr, 58 min

Garth Trinidad

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Sep. 17 1 hr, 59 min

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A seamless blend of styles from indie rock to golden-era hip-hop, and everything in between.

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Finnish DJ and producer Otto Yliperttula, better known as Yotto, has taken the electronic scene by storm these past few years.

from Metropolis

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life in a weekly dance show on Saturday nights.

from Metropolis

Fanatic. I hope this finds you doing well. We have a great show lined up for you here.

from Henry Rollins

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Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most…

Latest Show

Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most…

from Jason Kramer

Here at KCRW, we've been keeping an eye on singer/songwriter Melina Duterte aka Jay Som who started penning songs for her second album after relocating from the Bay Area to Los…

Jay Som: “Nighttime Drive”

Here at KCRW, we've been keeping an eye on singer/songwriter Melina Duterte aka Jay Som who started penning songs for her second album after relocating from the Bay Area to Los…

from Today's Top Tune

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

Latest Show

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

from Travis Holcombe

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s   Absorption by the Sun   exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

Brian Rochefort: The man behind the craters

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s Absorption by the Sun exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

from KCRW Features

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

from Design and Architecture

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths and other Notes on Decor from Paul Fortune

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite.

from Design and Architecture

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

LA pushes for cleaner cars, so why is the air still so bad?

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

from Greater LA

President Donald Trump is in California for a slew of fundraisers. It’s his fourth visit since he became president.

Secrecy surrounds Trump's California fundraisers

President Donald Trump is in California for a slew of fundraisers. It’s his fourth visit since he became president.

from Greater LA

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

Which new TV shows should you watch this fall?

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cokie Roberts died today due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75. Roberts began at NPR in the 1970s and became one of the network's most recognizable voices.

Remembering one of the mothers of NPR, Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts died today due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75. Roberts began at NPR in the 1970s and became one of the network's most recognizable voices.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billionaire real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer is hosting Trump's fundraiser Tuesday tonight in Beverly Hills. Tickets are going for as much as $100,000.

Why Geoff Palmer is one of Trump's biggest supporters

Billionaire real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer is hosting Trump's fundraiser Tuesday tonight in Beverly Hills. Tickets are going for as much as $100,000.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What does it mean to be American?

How America's anxieties are mirrored in kids' schools

What does it mean to be American?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

Trump administration suggests increased policing to combat homelessness

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

At 2019 Emmys, will HBO or Netflix take home more statues?

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

from Screengrab

Rhythm Planet celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

Rhythm Planet’s Rainforest Playlist

Rhythm Planet celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

from Music News

Roberts, who joined the fledgling network in 1978, was a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice as a reporter and commentator for both NPR and ABC News.

Cokie Roberts, pioneering journalist who helped shape NPR, dies at 75

Roberts, who joined the fledgling network in 1978, was a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice as a reporter and commentator for both NPR and ABC News.

from NPR

Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

Valida's Latest Show

Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

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