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“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip.

“When you grab a taser, it feels like a handgun. It's got a pistol grip. They weigh about the same in many cases, some cases less, depending on what type of firearm that officer is carrying to begin with,” explains Deputy Sheriff Edward Obayashi of the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Biden to pull troops from war in Afghanistan. Photojournalist Lynsey Addario feels conflicted

President Joe Biden today announced his plan to fully withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

Join esperanza spalding, Valerie June, KCRW DJs, and more for 24 Hours of Serenity fest

KCRW is here to help you emerge from your Covid cocoon with our very own virtual festival of calm. Enter: 24 Hours of Serenity , going down from midnight through 11:59 p.m.

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About 10,000 units of affordable housing in LA County are likely to flip to market-rate in the next five to 10 years.

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Happy Monday! We’ll listen to new releases and timeless favorites to help you ease into a new week.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

There’s no doubt much of the new music we enjoy today was a result of the pandemic. Wake up, put the coffee or tea on, and let's explore them together!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! Happy weekend to you. I hope the last few days have been great. We have yet again, put together a tremendous set of tunes for what will hopefully be your great enjoyment.

from Henry Rollins

This Week on KCRW

“It’s a little overkill to pause, as opposed to what the EU did with a similar side effect with AstraZeneca, which is just for now restrict it to using among older people,” says Monica…

Be cautious, don’t panic: Infectious disease doctor on US pausing Johnson and Johnson vaccine

“It’s a little overkill to pause, as opposed to what the EU did with a similar side effect with AstraZeneca, which is just for now restrict it to using among older people,” says Monica…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People working from home found other excuses to get in their cars.

LA traffic is back. Why didn’t people change their habits?

People working from home found other excuses to get in their cars.

from Greater LA

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

‘Eat This Book’: LA artist Stacy Michelson brings her unique drawings and fun food facts to new book

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week marks the beginning of Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islam.

LA’s Muslim community celebrates pandemic Ramadan with drive-thru Iftars and Zoom gatherings

This week marks the beginning of Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islam.

from KCRW Features

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

For this dancer, getting vaccinated means a return to her troupe

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

from Greater LA

The Church’s Jeffrey Cain, a.k.a. Iris Doe, was on tour when he heard the news that Fred Cole of the punk band Dead Moon had passed.

Iris Doe: ‘A Miss of You’

The Church’s Jeffrey Cain, a.k.a. Iris Doe, was on tour when he heard the news that Fred Cole of the punk band Dead Moon had passed.

from Today's Top Tune

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, April 14, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

from Greater LA

Boba, those globs of tapioca that go into sweet drinks, are on the brink of running out nationwide.

Your boba tea may be boba-less for months due to US shortage

Boba, those globs of tapioca that go into sweet drinks, are on the brink of running out nationwide.

from Greater LA

A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

Sad Girl Creamery offers mental health support, scoop by scoop

A new Latinx-owned ice cream pop-up in Koreatown is using sweet treats to broach sensitive topics surrounding mental health and self care.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro speaks with Ken White about Rudy Giuliani’s response to the defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, Rep. Katie Hill’s loss against the Daily Mail and more.

A matter of public concern

Josh Barro speaks with Ken White about Rudy Giuliani’s response to the defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, Rep. Katie Hill’s loss against the Daily Mail and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Canada has more new daily cases of COVID-19 per capita than the US. That country’s population is only a fraction of ours. In fact, more people live in California than Canada.

Canada is reeling from COVID third wave, CDC tells fully vaccinated Americans to not travel there

Canada has more new daily cases of COVID-19 per capita than the US. That country’s population is only a fraction of ours. In fact, more people live in California than Canada.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"I found them all actually relevant to the pandemic.

How Oscar-nominated animated shorts delve into the pandemic psyche

"I found them all actually relevant to the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tokyo’s Nana Yamato, at the age of 16, just released a brilliant bedroom pop album titled Before Sunrise.

Today on MBE: Music from Nana Yamato and more!

Tokyo’s Nana Yamato, at the age of 16, just released a brilliant bedroom pop album titled Before Sunrise.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 14, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 14, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for April 14, 2021.

Rosie Tucker’s “Habanero” is a spicy indie morsel with hints of Liz Phair and Aimee Mann sprinkled throughout.

Rosie Tucker: ‘Habanero’

Rosie Tucker’s “Habanero” is a spicy indie morsel with hints of Liz Phair and Aimee Mann sprinkled throughout.

from Today's Top Tune

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, April 13, 2021

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

Cinerama Dome, ArcLight and Pacific Theatres are closing permanently: How we got here, what we’ll miss

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

from Greater LA

Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

Emerald Fennell: ‘Promising Young Woman’

Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

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