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This fifth and final installment of “Summer Mixtape” features singer-songwriter Yola , whose new album “Stand for Myself” is out on July 30.

This fifth and final installment of “Summer Mixtape” features singer-songwriter Yola , whose new album “Stand for Myself” is out on July 30.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Felix Fair, LA Art Show, Gallery Weekend: New art events to check out in LA

Gallery Weekend Los Angeles runs July 28 through August 1.

The West Is Keeping the Covid-19 Pandemic From Ending

Activist Achal Prabhala speaks to Robert Scheer about the wealthy countries’ reluctance to end global vaccine apartheid.

Ozomatli: ‘Mi Destino’ (feat. B-Real and Gaby Moreno)

KCRW’s beloved two-time Grammy Award winners and hometown heroes Ozomatli have been busy working on a new album that drops today!

Aaron Byrd's playlist, July 29, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

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Jackson Browne reflects on songwriting for the past and future. He released his 15th studio album this month called “Downhill from Everywhere.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

from KCRW Features

Ken and Josh discuss the Avenatti trial(s), the DOJ’s decision on Mo Brooks, and how you get really, really wealthy people to show up for court.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Fanatic! I don’t know where you’re reading this from but here in Los Angeles, we’re going back to wearing masks inside restaurants, stores, etc. It’s depressing but not surprising.

from Henry Rollins

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High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

What to do when parents won’t let their teens get COVID vaccines? VaxTeen offers guidance on consent laws

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

from Greater LA

almighty Opp is a puppet show, psychedelic concert, social experiment, and religious service — all in one.

almighty Opp: Puppet-based guerrilla theater feels like a religious experience

almighty Opp is a puppet show, psychedelic concert, social experiment, and religious service — all in one.

from Greater LA

Seventeen million gallons of raw sewage from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant ended up in the ocean off El Segundo and Dockweiler Beaches on July 11 and 12.

El Segundo resident demands help and accountability after 17 million gallons of sewage spill into the ocean

Seventeen million gallons of raw sewage from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant ended up in the ocean off El Segundo and Dockweiler Beaches on July 11 and 12.

from Greater LA

Part two of two, a continuation of Yaa Gyasi’s discussion about the extraordinary explorations of her books “Homegoing” and “Transcendent Kingdom.”

Yaa Gyasi: “Transcendent Kingdom” and “Homegoing” (Part Two)

Part two of two, a continuation of Yaa Gyasi’s discussion about the extraordinary explorations of her books “Homegoing” and “Transcendent Kingdom.”

from Bookworm

In this fourth installment of “Summer Mixtape,” KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe shares some of the songs he can’t stop listening to right now.

Summer Mixtape: KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe shares post-Brexit post-punk, Armenian funk, LA newcomers

In this fourth installment of “Summer Mixtape,” KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe shares some of the songs he can’t stop listening to right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Join us as we listen to harpists from Dorothy Ashby to Brandee Younger and much much more

Exploring hip harpists, from Dorothy Ashby to Brandee Younger

Join us as we listen to harpists from Dorothy Ashby to Brandee Younger and much much more

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 29, 2021.

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights on a haunting duet from Josh Pyke with Gordi, a Raincoats cover from indie…

Global Beat Australia: Ragged punk covers and stirring Indigenous folk

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights on a haunting duet from Josh Pyke with Gordi, a Raincoats cover from indie…

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Amy Douglas built her career on a foundation of house and disco, as her voice roared through dance floors.

Hard Feelings: ‘Dangerous’

Amy Douglas built her career on a foundation of house and disco, as her voice roared through dance floors.

from Today's Top Tune

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, July 28, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

Ken and Josh discuss the Avenatti trial(s), the DOJ’s decision on Mo Brooks, and how you get really, really wealthy people to show up for court.

DOJ threads the needle

Ken and Josh discuss the Avenatti trial(s), the DOJ’s decision on Mo Brooks, and how you get really, really wealthy people to show up for court.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

Will LA’s crackdown on homeless encampments criminalize poverty?

Today the LA City Council approved new rules targeting people who sit, sleep and store their belongings near building entrances, freeway underpasses, parks, homeless shelters, day care…

from Greater LA

Activision Blizzard is known for producing some of the biggest video game franchises, such as “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty.”

SoCal video game company Activision Blizzard faces allegations of sexual harrassment, gender discrimination

Activision Blizzard is known for producing some of the biggest video game franchises, such as “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty.”

from Greater LA

Ledisi was named as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite artists in 2010, and this year, she won her first Grammy. Her new album, “Ledisi Sings Nina,” came out last week.

Summer Mixtape: Ledisi on honoring Nina Simone and staying true to herself

Ledisi was named as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite artists in 2010, and this year, she won her first Grammy. Her new album, “Ledisi Sings Nina,” came out last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Join us for a morning filled with music by Isaac Aesili, Animal Ventura, Dan Kroll, Jerry Folk, and more!

Join us as we explore the UK's Emma-Jean Thackray and much more

Join us for a morning filled with music by Isaac Aesili, Animal Ventura, Dan Kroll, Jerry Folk, and more!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for July 28, 2021.

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

LA’s small businesses are recovering so slowly, it’s troubling economists

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

from KCRW Features

Montreal’s Chiiild uses his music to pen songs that ponder our humanity and shared experiences.

Chiiild: ‘Eventually’

Montreal’s Chiiild uses his music to pen songs that ponder our humanity and shared experiences.

from Today's Top Tune