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Boyle Heights community gardeners are attempting to stop a cell phone tower from being built due to their 5G fears.

Boyle Heights community gardeners are attempting to stop a cell phone tower from being built due to their 5G fears.

from Greater LA

Black Restaurant Week in LA: Where to get blackened fish, BBQ, vegan soul food

Black Restaurant Week in LA starts this Friday and runs through August 16.

Phase 3 trials are here. How close is the US to getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine?

Some companies are in phase three trials for COVID-19 vaccines. KCRW looks at the work being done by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.

How surfer Britt Merrick found his ‘spiritual home’ among the waves

For those who love to surf, the act of riding the waves   is both a physical and spiritual experience. But for some,it is also a religious one.

Hollywood news banter: Will Disney’s pivot to streaming pay off?

The coronavirus pandemic shut down two of Disney’s most profitable businesses, theme parks and movie distribution, but a strong showing for its subscription services was enough to…

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LeRoy Downs

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

Aug. 08 2 hr, 3 min

Henry Rollins

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

Aug. 07 2 hr

Garth Trinidad

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

Aug. 06 2 hr, 59 min

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Aug. 06 2 hr, 22 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. 03 57 min

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Robert Glasper bridges the old school with the new —fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He performed a powerful set of music right before COVID took hold.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Our second of two Lost Notes bonus episodes for this summer.

from Lost Notes

Rufus Wainwright joins KCRW for a storytelling performance and exclusive Q&A behind his latest album “Unfollow The Rules.”

from Music Special Programming

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

from Design and Architecture

This Week on KCRW

With every new episode of HBO’s “Insecure,” Twitter lights up with reactions and commentary from the show’s fervent fans.

After Emmys nod, ‘Insecure’ showrunner calls for Hollywood to step up representation

With every new episode of HBO’s “Insecure,” Twitter lights up with reactions and commentary from the show’s fervent fans.

from The Business

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, August 8, 2020

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson meets up with M.

Peak season for peaches at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson meets up with M.

from Good Food

Parking spots were once the most coveted asset of a Los Angeles restaurant, and now businesses are using these spots for outdoor dining.

Transforming Santa Monica parking zones into tables for 2

Parking spots were once the most coveted asset of a Los Angeles restaurant, and now businesses are using these spots for outdoor dining.

from Good Food

Diamond Bakery opened in 1946 in Boyle Heights before moving to the Fairfax District.

Keeping the 100-year-old starter alive in the Fairfax District

Diamond Bakery opened in 1946 in Boyle Heights before moving to the Fairfax District.

from Good Food

Brad and Linda Johnson opened Post & Beam with Chef Govind Armstrong in 2011.

Black-owned restaurant Post & Beam recognized with the Gold Award

Brad and Linda Johnson opened Post & Beam with Chef Govind Armstrong in 2011.

from Good Food

Great British Baking Show cook and alum Chetna Makan returns to her roots with healthy Indian dishes, including eggplant raita and tomato and coconut milk soup.

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist serves up vegetarian Indian recipes

Great British Baking Show cook and alum Chetna Makan returns to her roots with healthy Indian dishes, including eggplant raita and tomato and coconut milk soup.

from Good Food

A Canadian mining company seeks to excavate North America’s largest copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is home to the last fully intact salmon run in the world.

New documentary charts the preservation of wild salmon in Bristol Bay

A Canadian mining company seeks to excavate North America’s largest copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is home to the last fully intact salmon run in the world.

from Good Food

Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the stalemate in Congress, July jobs report, and what should be done about an increase in violent crime.

Left in the lurch

Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the stalemate in Congress, July jobs report, and what should be done about an increase in violent crime.

from Left, Right & Center

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

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

from Henry Rollins

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

Teachers make sense of new guidelines for distance learning — before school starts on Aug 18

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Secret Garden,” the fifth cinema adaptation of the classic 1911 children’s novel; “I Used to Go Here,” about a successful author who gets tangled in the lives of…

‘The Secret Garden’ finds magic within sorrow, says critic

Critics review “The Secret Garden,” the fifth cinema adaptation of the classic 1911 children’s novel; “I Used to Go Here,” about a successful author who gets tangled in the lives of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing supplies of tents, bikes and freeze-dried food

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This morning, Congress stalled again in negotiations over another pandemic relief bill. Today is the self-imposed deadline to reach a deal.

Gridlock in Washington over extending PPP: What it means for California workers

This morning, Congress stalled again in negotiations over another pandemic relief bill. Today is the self-imposed deadline to reach a deal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

from Hollywood Breakdown

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 7, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 7, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 7, 2020.

In his new book, Theodore Hamm examines the New York figures and policies that inspired Sanders to become a champion of working class Americans.

How Brooklyn Turned Bernie Sanders Into a Democratic Socialist

In his new book, Theodore Hamm examines the New York figures and policies that inspired Sanders to become a champion of working class Americans.

from Scheer Intelligence

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Ricky Reed has fine-tuned the work of Lizzo, Leon Bridges, and Maggie Rogers (to name a few).

Ricky Reed: 'Real Magic' feat Terrace Martin & St. Panther

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer and songwriter Ricky Reed has fine-tuned the work of Lizzo, Leon Bridges, and Maggie Rogers (to name a few).

from Today's Top Tune