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In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many people are looking at how cultural institutions may have helped further racial inequality.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many people are looking at how cultural institutions may have helped further racial inequality.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

‘They've accepted Trump is crazy’: KFI host John Kobylt on his listeners’ political views

When it comes to Trump, John Kobylt says most of his listeners’ views haven’t changed. “They've accepted Trump is crazy.

COVID vaccine: Can immunity-boosting compounds from a Chilean tree help?

Vaccines commonly contain adjuvants — substances that help fire up people’s immune systems.

Authoritarianism in America: What it means for Republicans and Democrats

Win or lose, Joe Biden has a personal story of tragedy and ultimate survival.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Oct. 28 2 hr, 51 min

Garth Trinidad

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

Oct. 27 3 hr

The Fink + Forty Show

Two of Berlin's most informed tastemakers take us on a weekly journey soundtracked by what is rocking the hippest city on earth right now.

Oct. 26 57 min

Dan Wilcox

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

Oct. 25 1 hr, 54 min

Raul Campos

Soulful grooves and fresh remixes from Latin rhythms to indie rock.

Oct. 25 2 hr, 49 min

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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.

from KCRW Features

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

After a 15 year hiatus, our favorite quirky band Bent is back and getting ready to share an album’s worth of new music.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

Do windows have to be tiny to be green? No. City Hall East proves it

These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

from Greater LA

Local news outlets have been disappearing nationwide ever since the dawn of the internet. The coronavirus pandemic hit them hard, causing even more advertising dollars to evaporate.

Local news network promotes partisanship and collects user data, investigation finds

Local news outlets have been disappearing nationwide ever since the dawn of the internet. The coronavirus pandemic hit them hard, causing even more advertising dollars to evaporate.

from Greater LA

After the victory, fans at Dodger Stadium headed to downtown. People banged pots and pans in their cars as fireworks went off.

Fans celebrate World Series win at Dodgers Stadium and downtown LA

After the victory, fans at Dodger Stadium headed to downtown. People banged pots and pans in their cars as fireworks went off.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about why a judge says the president is not an employee of the federal government and that he did not deny a sexual assault allegation in his official…

Bad cases make bad law

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about why a judge says the president is not an employee of the federal government and that he did not deny a sexual assault allegation in his official…

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

On Tuesday night, the LA Dodgers won their first World Series in 32 years, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in game six.

Dodgers’ World Series victory brings big cheer to LA

On Tuesday night, the LA Dodgers won their first World Series in 32 years, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in game six.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 1995, The New Yorker published a personal essay called “Coming Home Again,” in which author Chang-rae Lee recalled his relationship with his mother.

In ‘Coming Home Again,’ a son cares for his mom as she battles stomach cancer

In 1995, The New Yorker published a personal essay called “Coming Home Again,” in which author Chang-rae Lee recalled his relationship with his mother.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two tight races are happening in northern LA County. They feature different strategies from Republicans looking to win voters in a purple part of the state.

Some California districts are turning purple. How Republicans are adapting

Two tight races are happening in northern LA County. They feature different strategies from Republicans looking to win voters in a purple part of the state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mismanagement, corruption charges, dubious design plans and a series of technical mishaps led to delay after delay since the first scheduled opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport…

Curse or blessing? Long-delayed Berlin airport will open amid a pandemic, nearly a decade later than originally planned

Mismanagement, corruption charges, dubious design plans and a series of technical mishaps led to delay after delay since the first scheduled opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport…

from Studio Berlin

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 28, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 28, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 28, 2020.

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, October 28, 2020

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

After a 15 year hiatus, our favorite quirky band Bent is back and getting ready to share an album’s worth of new music.

Bent: ‘Friends’

After a 15 year hiatus, our favorite quirky band Bent is back and getting ready to share an album’s worth of new music.

from Today's Top Tune

It was the end of a pandemic-shortened season of only 60 games. Los Angeles won for the first time in 32 years.

LA Dodgers win World Series in Game 6, defeating Tampa Bay 3-1

It was the end of a pandemic-shortened season of only 60 games. Los Angeles won for the first time in 32 years.

from NPR

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

Garth Trinidad's playlist, October 27, 2020

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

from Garth Trinidad

KCRW looks at some new art exhibits in LA: 
 At the Vielmetter gallery , Rodney McMillian’s drawings are emotive and abstract, but contain text about violence against Black bodies.…

Black lives, immigration and politics are focal points of new LA art exhibits

KCRW looks at some new art exhibits in LA: At the Vielmetter gallery , Rodney McMillian’s drawings are emotive and abstract, but contain text about violence against Black bodies.…

from Greater LA

Artist Ed Ruscha took 12 road trips down Sunset Boulevard from 1965 to 2007, photographing tumultuous moments there, daily life, and quintessential street scenes.

‘12 Sunsets’: Ed Ruscha’s photos show the transformation of Sunset Boulevard over decades

Artist Ed Ruscha took 12 road trips down Sunset Boulevard from 1965 to 2007, photographing tumultuous moments there, daily life, and quintessential street scenes.

from Greater LA

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Silverado Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres in the Irvine area and is 5% contained, while the Blue Ridge Fire has burned more than 15,000 acres in the…

Silverado and Blue Ride Fires in OC: wind shifts expected, some buildings damaged, firefighters intubated

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Silverado Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres in the Irvine area and is 5% contained, while the Blue Ridge Fire has burned more than 15,000 acres in the…

from Greater LA

How Raymond Pettibon’s pandemic paintings made Gumby punk. Drawings made during the pandemic pull from pop culture. Two artists use ceramic glazes for sculptural effects.

Art Insider: How an iconic LA artist escapes Punch Lines

How Raymond Pettibon’s pandemic paintings made Gumby punk. Drawings made during the pandemic pull from pop culture. Two artists use ceramic glazes for sculptural effects.

from Arts & Culture Stories

This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Strong about playing social activist Jerry Rubin in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Jeremy Strong: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Strong about playing social activist Jerry Rubin in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

from The Treatment