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

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

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Día de Los Muertos 2020: The impact of COVID, plus virtual and in-person events around LA

Día de los Muertos is when loved ones gather to share stories, food, and music and to honor the dead.

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.

‘Monster Mash’: Bobby Pickett combined cultural crazes to make the hit Halloween song

Bobby “Boris” Pickett was an aspiring actor in LA when he recorded "Monster Mash" in 1962.

Why Trump’s hyper masculinity appeals to white voters in America

President Donald Trump still carries a lot of support among white men who are drawn to his portrayal of masculinity: an alpha dog, aggressive, macho “man’s man” who never backs down…

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

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

Oct. 30 2 hr, 53 min

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

Oct. 29 3 hr

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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

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

Oct. 25 1 hr, 54 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

Josh Barro hosts the last Left, RIght & Center episode of this presidential campaign with Tim Carney, Christine Emba and Gustavo Arellano

from Left, Right & Center

Raul Campos sits in for Anne with a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, takes place each year on November 2.

Día de los Muertos: Build a home ofrenda to reunite with loved ones who've passed away

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, takes place each year on November 2.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bike paths and home yards are now serving as performance venues. Meanwhile, mariachis in Boyle Heights are struggling to find work.

With indoor venues closed, musicians perform on yards and along bike paths

Bike paths and home yards are now serving as performance venues. Meanwhile, mariachis in Boyle Heights are struggling to find work.

from Greater LA

California mailed ballots to every registered voter this year because of the pandemic.

What happens when ballots are rejected because signatures don’t match what’s on file

California mailed ballots to every registered voter this year because of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As politics pits family, friends and colleagues against each other, how do we gain empathy and understanding with those with whom we disagree?

How to gain empathy and understanding with those with whom we disagree

As politics pits family, friends and colleagues against each other, how do we gain empathy and understanding with those with whom we disagree?

from Life Examined

Political divisions run deep in America.

How to connect across the political divide

Political divisions run deep in America.

from Life Examined

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.

Eclectic 24

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.

from Eclectic 24

Frederick Wiseman's documentary feature, "City Hall," is the latest in a remarkable string of 43 films about cultural and political institutions.

The Life and Governance of American Cities

Frederick Wiseman's documentary feature, "City Hall," is the latest in a remarkable string of 43 films about cultural and political institutions.

from Film Reviews

Prior to becoming the Guardian’s vegan columnist, Meera Sodha specialized in Indian cooking. She was also a new mom who ate animal products.

Soy eggs, avocado kachumbar and chile tofu: new vegetarian dishes

Prior to becoming the Guardian’s vegan columnist, Meera Sodha specialized in Indian cooking. She was also a new mom who ate animal products.

from Good Food

Good Food polled listeners as to what they’ll be eating on election night. Mac and cheese, wine, warm soup, and “my feelings” were a few of the responses.

Casting ballots for comfort food

Good Food polled listeners as to what they’ll be eating on election night. Mac and cheese, wine, warm soup, and “my feelings” were a few of the responses.

from Good Food

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Michelle Lainez of the Vamanos Truck, which is handing out mini bean and cheese burritos on Election Day for everyone who comes…

Making magic from beans at the farmer’s market

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with Michelle Lainez of the Vamanos Truck, which is handing out mini bean and cheese burritos on Election Day for everyone who comes…

from Good Food

Home cooks perfected sourdough this spring. With trick or treating off the calendar this Halloween, it’s time to start making candy at home.

Homemade Halloween: peanuts, caramel, and chocolate

Home cooks perfected sourdough this spring. With trick or treating off the calendar this Halloween, it’s time to start making candy at home.

from Good Food

Justin Pichetrungsi’s father started Anajak Thai Cuisine in Sherman Oaks in 1981. Pichetrungsi grew up in the restaurant and describes his dad as a hustler in his native Bangkok.

In the Weeds: What we’re willing to give up for family

Justin Pichetrungsi’s father started Anajak Thai Cuisine in Sherman Oaks in 1981. Pichetrungsi grew up in the restaurant and describes his dad as a hustler in his native Bangkok.

from Good Food

If there were ever an excuse to reach for the bottle, it’s 2020. Americans are drinking more than ever, which is not always a good thing, unless you’re a liquor company.

Reaching for alcohol-free beverages

If there were ever an excuse to reach for the bottle, it’s 2020. Americans are drinking more than ever, which is not always a good thing, unless you’re a liquor company.

from Good Food

Josh Barro hosts the last Left, RIght & Center episode of this presidential campaign with Tim Carney, Christine Emba and Gustavo Arellano

We’ll see what happens

Josh Barro hosts the last Left, RIght & Center episode of this presidential campaign with Tim Carney, Christine Emba and Gustavo Arellano

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

The Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 last week.

Whether FDA’s approval of Remdesivir is politically driven

The Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is the final stretch of the presidential election, and both President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden are spending the last few days campaigning in swing states.

Why Trump resonates with some Latino male voters, despite his immigration policies

This is the final stretch of the presidential election, and both President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden are spending the last few days campaigning in swing states.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Donut King,” a documentary about Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy building a multi-million dollar donut business; “Madre,” a Spanish-language film about a restaurant…

‘Come Play’ occasionally delivers on jump scares but material is intentionally confusing, says critic

Critics review “The Donut King,” a documentary about Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy building a multi-million dollar donut business; “Madre,” a Spanish-language film about a restaurant…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand