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The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

from Greater LA

Fewer coins are circulating through this pandemic economy. That’s hurting small businesses

“A lot of people have been saying there’s a coin shortage.

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

If Kamala Harris and Joe Biden win in November, who might take her Senate seat?

If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win as president and vice president in November, Harris will have to give up her Senate seat.

Kamala Harris brings the energy that Joe Biden needs on the ticket, says Avis Jones DeWeever

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Aug. 12 2 hr, 42 min

Travis Holcombe

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

Aug. 11 2 hr, 59 min

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.

Aug. 10 57 min

Valida

A seamless blend of styles from indie rock to golden-era hip-hop, and everything in between.

Aug. 10 2 hr, 27 min

Dan Wilcox

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

Aug. 09 1 hr, 59 min

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

from KCRW Features

Fanatic! We’re doing it again! It’s our Case Of The Punks show! Look below, it’s a lot of tunes. I don’t think we did one of these last year.

from Henry Rollins

This week the Metropolis mix features a new Moon Boots remix, the latest from Disclosure, Willaris K. remixed by Boys Noize, Caravan Palace, Tokimonsta, Faithless, and more!

from Metropolis

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"What we really see are these petition efforts to get him on the ballot, and those have all the hallmarks of being essentially run by Republican operatives,” says Rosalind Helderman,…

Kanye West could be on the presidential ballot in some swing states this November

"What we really see are these petition efforts to get him on the ballot, and those have all the hallmarks of being essentially run by Republican operatives,” says Rosalind Helderman,…

Jayro Bustamante's new film is a fictionalized account of a real genocide in Guatemala in the 1980s.

‘La Llorona’ film takes on the real horror of genocide in Guatemala

Jayro Bustamante's new film is a fictionalized account of a real genocide in Guatemala in the 1980s.

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

from NPR

Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.

5 takeaways on the new Biden-Harris presidential ticket

Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.

from NPR

Some people are calling Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking" binge-worthy, while others call it offensive.

‘Indian Matchmaking’ reveals ‘double-edged sword’ of arranged marriages

Some people are calling Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking" binge-worthy, while others call it offensive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

In making high fashion masks, are designers catering too much to vanity?

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

from Greater LA

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

LA retail brand Entireworld survives during pandemic, but not without challenges

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

from Greater LA

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

Pasadena family relied on unemployment benefits that have now expired. How are they making it work?

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a historic pick, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate.

Biden and Harris speak together in Delaware

In a historic pick, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate.

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

Latest Show

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2020.

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

80 shooting stars per hour: How to catch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

from KCRW Features

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

The campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee     Joe Biden has      announced      Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Biden selects Kamala Harris as Vice President pick — but some Californians are critical of her record

The campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee   Joe Biden has   announced   Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

from KCRW Features

Psychedelic Nashvillian quintet The Mango Furs tinker with 60’s sounding melodies. Their sonic mix is laced with some jazz, a bit of pop, and an undercurrent of angst on “Tangerine.”

The Mango Furs: ‘Tangerine’

Psychedelic Nashvillian quintet The Mango Furs tinker with 60’s sounding melodies. Their sonic mix is laced with some jazz, a bit of pop, and an undercurrent of angst on “Tangerine.”

from Today's Top Tune

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

For weeks, President Trump has been criticizing vote-by-mail in the leadup to this fall’s presidential election.

Fights, fears, and lawsuits over voting by mail this November

For weeks, President Trump has been criticizing vote-by-mail in the leadup to this fall’s presidential election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

What the tumultuous 1876 presidential race might portend for 2020

The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand