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Every time Cynde Soto leaves her home in Long Beach, and commutes to work in downtown Los Angeles, she takes a big risk.   
  “It is like falling off a cliff… that is how it feels to…

Every time Cynde Soto leaves her home in Long Beach, and commutes to work in downtown Los Angeles, she takes a big risk.  “It is like falling off a cliff… that is how it feels to me, to use the sidewalk,” says Soto, who works for …

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LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Caren Mandoyan's reinstatement, ICE, and Fort Apache

LA County’s controversial Sheriff Alex Villanueva may have to open up to outside investigation of tattooed deputies accused of maintaining a culture of corruption and violence.

Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Rodrigo y Gabriela's explosive guitar stylings have had us hooked since their debut album in 2006.

How to get around censorship in China? Reporter offers free taxi rides for honest conversations

In China, independent media is largely censored. People are afraid to speak freely, for fear of being arrested.

Two Exhibitions Mixing Art, Music, and Politics

Edward Goldman talks about photographs by Gordon Parks at the Getty Museum, and multi-media works by artist, musician, and playwright Terry Allen at LA Louver.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

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President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

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

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It took seven years for Si*Sé frontwoman Carol C to write her life journey into a transcendent debut solo album. Inspired by a friend's personal struggles, "Hide Away" unveils inner…

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The UK’s popular TV show "Love Island" throws a handful of singles into paradise. Now there's a U.S.

'Love Island:' surveillance as entertainment

The UK’s popular TV show "Love Island" throws a handful of singles into paradise. Now there's a U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You've probably heard some people, especially from the LGBTQ community, using the personal pronouns "they" and "them" in place of "he" and she."

Berkeley drops gendered language from city code

You've probably heard some people, especially from the LGBTQ community, using the personal pronouns "they" and "them" in place of "he" and she."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Boris Johnson is succeeding Theresa May as the leader of the British Conservative Party. He is expected to be sworn in as the next prime minister tomorrow.

Boris Johnson tries to tame Brexit, promising the UK will leave the EU by Halloween

Boris Johnson is succeeding Theresa May as the leader of the British Conservative Party. He is expected to be sworn in as the next prime minister tomorrow.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Robert Mueller is testifying in front of Congress on Wednesday. The Department of Justice has instructed him to not stray from what’s in the 448 page report.

The Mueller Report: graphic novel edition

Robert Mueller is testifying in front of Congress on Wednesday. The Department of Justice has instructed him to not stray from what’s in the 448 page report.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Monday, FBI agents raided the LA Department of Water and Power headquarters, along with the offices of City Attorney Mike Feuer at City Hall.

Why the FBI raided the offices of LA's Department of Water and Power

On Monday, FBI agents raided the LA Department of Water and Power headquarters, along with the offices of City Attorney Mike Feuer at City Hall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The designer of “The Blue Whale” has died.

César Pelli and the art of glass skin architecture

The designer of “The Blue Whale” has died.

from Design and Architecture

A party house with a dark past is getting new life as a party house with a purpose.

LA’s iconic Sowden House parties on, with new purpose

A party house with a dark past is getting new life as a party house with a purpose.

from Design and Architecture

Metro LA plans to run a new bus line on a dedicated lane that would connect North Hollywood to Pasadena by way of Burbank, Glendale, and Eagle Rock.

Should Metro getting rid of a car lane to make way for a dedicated bus lane?

Metro LA plans to run a new bus line on a dedicated lane that would connect North Hollywood to Pasadena by way of Burbank, Glendale, and Eagle Rock.

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On full and new moons, during their spring and summer mating season, thousands of grunion ride the high tide up onto the beach to spawn.

Why do Angelenos love grunion runs?

On full and new moons, during their spring and summer mating season, thousands of grunion ride the high tide up onto the beach to spawn.

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5-piece band Iguana Death Cult (Rotterdam, Netherlands)  concoct a frenzied mix of garage, psych, post-punk, and surf with slight hints of new wave.

Track Premiere: Introducing Innovative Leisure's Iguana Death Cult

5-piece band Iguana Death Cult (Rotterdam, Netherlands)  concoct a frenzied mix of garage, psych, post-punk, and surf with slight hints of new wave.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

Latest Show

The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

For the first time in years, Netflix actually lost subscribers in the U.S. What's behind the dip and how worried should we be about the streaming giant?

Netflix subscriber growth slowed. Why?

For the first time in years, Netflix actually lost subscribers in the U.S. What's behind the dip and how worried should we be about the streaming giant?

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Brazilian artists often sing songs in praise of the musical heroes who paved the way for them. This week’s playlist honors a compendium of musical immortals that go back to Brazil’s…

Brazilian Songs of Praise

Brazilian artists often sing songs in praise of the musical heroes who paved the way for them. This week’s playlist honors a compendium of musical immortals that go back to Brazil’s…

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Jeremy sits in for Valda.

Jeremy Sole guest hosts

Jeremy sits in for Valda.

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TOKiMONSTA is a Grammy-nominated producer and one of LA's most sought after DJs. "Dream Chorus" is an uplifting instrumental to add to your favorite playlist!

TOKiMONSTA: “Dream Chorus”

TOKiMONSTA is a Grammy-nominated producer and one of LA's most sought after DJs. "Dream Chorus" is an uplifting instrumental to add to your favorite playlist!

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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.

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KCRW invites you to attend an advance screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon ahead of KCRW Summer Nights on Saturday August 3rd.

KCRW Partner Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon

KCRW invites you to attend an advance screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon ahead of KCRW Summer Nights on Saturday August 3rd.

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