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Halloween is next week, and trick-or-treating won’t be happening the same way as before the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to enjoy something spooky and sweet.

Halloween is next week, and trick-or-treating won’t be happening the same way as before the pandemic, but it’s still a good time to enjoy something spooky and sweet.

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Henry Rollins: Help us keep it lit at KCRW, become a member and keep the radio on

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New research says kids under age 10 are unlikely to spread COVID. It’s an argument for reopening elementary schools

LA County announced this week that schools here can bring up to a quarter of their students back to campus at a time.

Comedian Hannibal Buress on getting arrested, quitting alcohol, and escaping 2020

Hannibal Buress says he stopped drinking after he got arrested in Miami.

The Bite LA, Haunted Hayride: Your guide to celebrating a spooky and safe Halloween 2020

The Bite LA features a “creature safari,” eight-stand food crawl, and a Virtual Campfire with live-action short scary movies and music videos.

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Measure J would set aside 10% of locally-generated unrestricted money in LA County's budget — to be spent on alternatives to incarceration.

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It was the last debate of the campaign, and it was less crazy than the last one. NBC’s Kristen Welker kept it on lockdown with some help from a mute button.

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The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court's order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.

Uber and Lyft must make drivers employees, California court rules

The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court's order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.

from NPR

Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures but new research suggests that the ancient Greeks, Romans and even some early Christians may have used…

The role psychedelics played in the origins of Western civilization

Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures but new research suggests that the ancient Greeks, Romans and even some early Christians may have used…

from Life Examined

The counterculture years of the 1960’s and 70’s did little for the reputation of psychedelic drug use.

The benefits of of psilocybin in treating mental health disorders

The counterculture years of the 1960’s and 70’s did little for the reputation of psychedelic drug use.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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"The Witches," Robert Zemeckis's remake of the 1990 version of the dark Roald Dahl novel, transfers the action from Norway and the United Kingdom to Alabama in the late 1960s.

Over-rich Witchery

"The Witches," Robert Zemeckis's remake of the 1990 version of the dark Roald Dahl novel, transfers the action from Norway and the United Kingdom to Alabama in the late 1960s.

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Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots.

Pizza to the Polls: a small slice of making long voting lines better

Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots.

from Good Food

Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

Emotion, sight, sound, mouthfeel, smell and taste: 6 elements of flavor

Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.

from Good Food

Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

Nose diving into the invisible world of smells

Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.

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Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

And the 2020 Golden Tortilla goes to … HomeState

Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour finalist,…

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Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

In the Weeds: Behind the wheel of LA’s only Puerto Rican food truck

Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.

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Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

Squashing up against fall produce at the farmer’s market

Market Correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Laura Hoang of Future Tasties, who is making pumpkin cinnamon rolls and socially distanced prepackaged candy bags for…

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Henry Rollins hosts a mix of all kinds, from all over and all time.

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During the second and final presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the candidates faced questions about foreign interference in the…

Growing evidence says Russia poses major threat to 2020 election, while US government focuses on Iran

During the second and final presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the candidates faced questions about foreign interference in the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Rebecca,” a reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 romantic thriller about a newly married woman who learns that her husband’s deceased first wife still plays a big…

‘Rebecca’ works as a soap opera ghost story for millennials, says critic

Critics review “Rebecca,” a reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 romantic thriller about a newly married woman who learns that her husband’s deceased first wife still plays a big…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer Emma Donovan started out singing in her family band. Later on, the singer/songwriter founded her own acapella group to launch her own songs.

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks: ‘Don't Give Up On Me’

Acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer Emma Donovan started out singing in her family band. Later on, the singer/songwriter founded her own acapella group to launch her own songs.

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Quibi announced it’s shutting down next month, and Hollywood is trying to pinpoint what went wrong.

Quibi shuts down as Hollywood tries to pinpoint what went wrong

Quibi announced it’s shutting down next month, and Hollywood is trying to pinpoint what went wrong.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020's central issue.

Trump and Biden had a real debate, and 4 other takeaways

The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020's central issue.

from NPR

The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020's central issue.

Trump snd Biden had s real debate, and 4 other takeaways

The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020's central issue.

from NPR