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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jun. 03 2 hr, 46 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Jun. 02 2 hr

Garth Trinidad

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

Jun. 02 2 hr, 43 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.

Jun. 02 57 min

Henry Rollins

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

May. 31 2 hr, 20 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

Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

from News Special Programming

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from Henry Rollins

George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and the world saw the incident on video.

from Left, Right & Center

This Week on KCRW

“We need to drastically reprioritize to meet the demands, the dual demands of this moment, of both the pandemic we’re in and the civil unrest,” says Mike Bonin.

LA City Councilmember calls to divert some LAPD funds to address racial, economic inequality

“We need to drastically reprioritize to meet the demands, the dual demands of this moment, of both the pandemic we’re in and the civil unrest,” says Mike Bonin.

from KCRW Features

Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help, and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.

Millions of Americans skip payments as tidal wave of defaults and evictions looms

Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help, and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.

from NPR

Skipp Townsend works to resolve conflicts with local gang members. He says the recent protests and looting are a way for African Americans to express deep feelings of pain and burden.

Gang interventionist wants police system dismantled amid George Floyd protests

Skipp Townsend works to resolve conflicts with local gang members. He says the recent protests and looting are a way for African Americans to express deep feelings of pain and burden.

from Greater LA

Pastor Welton Pleasant II says, “America has not learned its lesson, has not dealt with its original sin, which is the sin of racism.”

US isn’t aware of what’s happening to African Americans at hands of police, says pastor

Pastor Welton Pleasant II says, “America has not learned its lesson, has not dealt with its original sin, which is the sin of racism.”

from Greater LA

“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

With COVID-19 unchecked in jails, courts should not reopen, says LA attorney

“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Artists, galleries, and curators are finding unique ways to collect donations for Black Lives Matter, Minnesota Freedom Fund and other social justice groups.

Art Insider June 2: Artists and curators take up social justice, fundraise for BLM

Artists, galleries, and curators are finding unique ways to collect donations for Black Lives Matter, Minnesota Freedom Fund and other social justice groups.

KCRW looks at what happened over the weekend and what it says about race and justice in America. Weighing in: LA civil rights attorney Connie Rice and USC law professor Jody Armour.

How LA's recent protests are alike — and different — from the 1992 uprising

KCRW looks at what happened over the weekend and what it says about race and justice in America. Weighing in: LA civil rights attorney Connie Rice and USC law professor Jody Armour.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a rubber…

LA journalists endure police violence during George Floyd protests

LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a rubber…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

What justice and police brutality look like to BLM organizer Melina Abdullah

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

from Greater LA

The LAPD is facing criticism for its handling of protests, from the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to enforcing curfews.

‘Nothing has changed but time and technology’: former LAPD detective

The LAPD is facing criticism for its handling of protests, from the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to enforcing curfews.

from Greater LA

The Los Angeles Police Department says it has arrested nearly    3000 people since last Friday   . Of those 3000, only 200 were charged with looting.

Thousands of cases delayed as LA County courts remain closed due to unrest

The Los Angeles Police Department says it has arrested nearly 3000 people since last Friday . Of those 3000, only 200 were charged with looting.

from Greater LA

Students from    Immaculate Heart High School    decided to join the thousands of Angelenos protesting against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

High school kids protest killing of George Floyd, clean up looting damage daily

Students from Immaculate Heart High School decided to join the thousands of Angelenos protesting against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

from Greater LA

Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

from Mexican Radio Radio Show

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death take mental toll on African Americans

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents:  Weather Report for June 3, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 3, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents:  Weather Report for June 3, 2020.

Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

Album Spotlight – Christian Jacob's intimate “Beautiful Jazz: A Private Concert”

Christian Jacob’s solo piano album is an intimate recording, perfect for the quiet solitude of these times.

from Music News

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

Inside an old restaurant you can hear the sound of kids hunkered down at the counter, plotting a revolution. It’s a long shot for sure, but maybe they will pull it off.

Deep Time: The Strange Life of an LA Googie

Inside an old restaurant you can hear the sound of kids hunkered down at the counter, plotting a revolution. It’s a long shot for sure, but maybe they will pull it off.

from Welcome to LA