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Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong.

Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong. He talks to Press Play about how this role is a refreshing departure from all his past ones, and how directing an episode is his chance to remind audiences of the impact of anti-Asian sentiment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Durand Jones & The Indications: ‘Sea of Love’

Catch the unstoppable Durand Jones & The Indications as they unlock a wide range of new sounds on their new album “Private Space,” anchored by the lush vocals of Aaron Frazer on “Sea…

LeRoy Downs' playlist, September 19, 2021

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

Jason Kramer's playlist, September 19, 2021

Featuring 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 discerning music…

Anne Litt's playlist, August 19, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the fate of Rudy Giuliani associate, and why you should closely read the script before recording a Cameo.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Friday means fresh release, and Anthony and Novena have your dose of new cuts and timeless favorites to help kick off your day.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

from Left, Right & Center

In her new book “ We Are Each Other’s Harvest ,” author Natalie Baszile brings together the narratives and histories of Black farmers in America.

from Good Food

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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, September 19, 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

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, September 19, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

In the opening scene of the new movie “Language Lessons,” Cariño, a Spanish teacher in Costa Rica, virtually meets her new client Adam, who lives in Oakland.

‘Language Lessons’ and ‘Plan B’: How first-time director Natalie Morales made 2 films in a year

In the opening scene of the new movie “Language Lessons,” Cariño, a Spanish teacher in Costa Rica, virtually meets her new client Adam, who lives in Oakland.

from The Business

Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures.

Jim Gianopulos out at Paramount, next Christopher Nolan film goes to Universal

Jim Gianopulos has been fired as the head of Paramount Pictures.

from The Business

How is advice to loose weight received from a clinician who is themselves overweight?

Practicing What You Preach

How is advice to loose weight received from a clinician who is themselves overweight?

from Second Opinion

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

José Galván's playlist, September 19, 2021

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

from José Galván

Fanatic! I hope you’re enjoying your September, wherever you are. I’m hanging in there as best I can. Los Angeles is kind of playing along with some fairly cool nights.

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Fanatic! I hope you’re enjoying your September, wherever you are. I’m hanging in there as best I can. Los Angeles is kind of playing along with some fairly cool nights.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021.

Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021

Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021.

from Metropolis

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

Dan Wilcox's playlist, September 18, 2021

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

from Dan Wilcox

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, September 18, 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

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Anne Litt's playlist, September 18, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

from Anne Litt

Sleeping — something we do for roughly a third of our lifetimes — is essential for our physical and mental well being.

“Sleeping should not be a chore”: The secret to a good night’s sleep

Sleeping — something we do for roughly a third of our lifetimes — is essential for our physical and mental well being.

from Life Examined

Sleep was once thought of as a passive activity during which the body and brain were dormant, but it turns out that sleep is a period during which the brain is highly active and…

Interpreting sweet dreams and COVID nightmares

Sleep was once thought of as a passive activity during which the body and brain were dormant, but it turns out that sleep is a period during which the brain is highly active and…

from Life Examined

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

Scott Dallavo's playlist, September 17, 2021

Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

from Scott Dallavo

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, September 17, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

‘A Love Letter to Future Generations’

Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

from Good Food

In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

Amplifying Black farmers’ voices in a new book of essays, narratives, and poems

In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

from Good Food

Generations of Black farmers have fallen victim to discriminatory practices employed against them by the US Department of Agriculture and the Farm Service Administration.

How Black farmers experience economic discrimination at the hands of the USDA

Generations of Black farmers have fallen victim to discriminatory practices employed against them by the US Department of Agriculture and the Farm Service Administration.

from Good Food