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Burger Records was a garage rock record label in Orange County that built its brand on bringing rock and roll to teens and putting the spotlight on underground bands.

Burger Records was a garage rock record label in Orange County that built its brand on bringing rock and roll to teens and putting the spotlight on underground bands.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation would compare to past Supreme Court picks

President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett with just 38 days before the general election. Only two justices have been confirmed in such a short period of time since the Ford administration.

Paper money, the gold standard, Bitcoin: How money keeps changing

Money isn’t real, but it’s a “useful fiction” that works because people agree to believe in it.

Most Asian Americans pick Biden, except for a growing number of Vietnamese and Indian Americans

More than half of Asian Americans say they plan to vote for Joe Biden in the election.

Barbara Kingsolver: “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)”

Barbara Kingsolver discusses crossing genres of writing and her second book of poetry, “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).”

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Valida

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

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

Oct. 01 2 hr, 49 min

Garth Trinidad

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

Sep. 30 3 hr

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.

Sep. 28 57 min

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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 music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.

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

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the hearing on whether Judge Emmet Sullivan should dismiss the case against President Trump’s formal national security adviser Michael Flynn.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Fanatic! I hope you had an amazing and safe weekend. Did you get a copy of the Alan Vega record? It went fast! Thanks for checking it out.

from Henry Rollins

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There’s a better way to resolve the country’s thorniest debates.

Joe Mathews: Give voters a direct say on the big issues

There’s a better way to resolve the country’s thorniest debates.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

When it comes to Facebook’s reputation, Mark Zuckerberg made what’s probably the understatement of the year during a recent company question and answer session: “We are certainly…

Liberal Facebook employees and conservative users: Mark Zuckerberg is caught in the middle

When it comes to Facebook’s reputation, Mark Zuckerberg made what’s probably the understatement of the year during a recent company question and answer session: “We are certainly…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Glass Fire has destroyed more than 100 homes and forced some 70,000 people in Napa and Sonoma Counties to evacuate. It’s just 5% contained as of this morning.

California fires have burned some 4 million acres. How to protect people and property

The Glass Fire has destroyed more than 100 homes and forced some 70,000 people in Napa and Sonoma Counties to evacuate. It’s just 5% contained as of this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

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Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

The first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign was like no other. Forget Lincoln-Douglas, Kennedy-Nixon or Reagan-Carter.

A new low for US presidential debates and election integrity

The first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign was like no other. Forget Lincoln-Douglas, Kennedy-Nixon or Reagan-Carter.

from To the Point

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the hearing on whether Judge Emmet Sullivan should dismiss the case against President Trump’s formal national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Tuesday’s other sh*t show

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the hearing on whether Judge Emmet Sullivan should dismiss the case against President Trump’s formal national security adviser Michael Flynn.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Hey…Hope everyone is doing well… 
 In August I quietly celebrated 10 years with KCRW…It’s not exactly how I thought the anniversary would look…I was planning this elaborate,…

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Hey…Hope everyone is doing well… In August I quietly celebrated 10 years with KCRW…It’s not exactly how I thought the anniversary would look…I was planning this elaborate,…

from Valida

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 1, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 1, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 1, 2020.

Somewhere between folk-pop and techno -- you’ll find Kelly Lee Owens.

Kelly Lee Owens: ‘Wake Up’

Somewhere between folk-pop and techno -- you’ll find Kelly Lee Owens.

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, October 1, 2020

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Garth Trinidad's playlist, September 30, 2020

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

from Garth Trinidad

Frederick Madison Roberts was the first Black American to serve in the California Legislature.

How Frederick Roberts built the first multiethnic political coalition in LA history

Frederick Madison Roberts was the first Black American to serve in the California Legislature.

from Greater LA

The Lakers and the Dodgers are headed into their respective playoffs at around the same time today. The Lakers are playing the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals tonight at 6 p.m.

Lakers and Dodgers are playing tonight. What to expect

The Lakers and the Dodgers are headed into their respective playoffs at around the same time today. The Lakers are playing the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals tonight at 6 p.m.

from Greater LA

Proponents of Prop 16 and affirmative action point to the racial and ethnic makeup of the University of California, noting that it does not reflect the demographics of the state’s…

Arguments for and against Prop 16, which would pave the way for California to reinstate affirmative action

Proponents of Prop 16 and affirmative action point to the racial and ethnic makeup of the University of California, noting that it does not reflect the demographics of the state’s…

from Greater LA

Orange County indie rock label Burger Records announced this July it would permanently shut down, ending music production, pulling records from shelves, and no longer hosting music…

Previewing the story of how Orange County’s Burger Records collapsed

Orange County indie rock label Burger Records announced this July it would permanently shut down, ending music production, pulling records from shelves, and no longer hosting music…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tuesday’s presidential debate involved a lot of yelling, interrupting and name calling — mostly by Donald Trump.

What the first Trump-Biden presidential debate means for the Proud Boys

Tuesday’s presidential debate involved a lot of yelling, interrupting and name calling — mostly by Donald Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During Tuesday’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked if Donald Trump would accept the results: “Will you urge your supporters to stay calm during this extended period,…

Why there could be voter intimidation at the polls on Election Day

During Tuesday’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked if Donald Trump would accept the results: “Will you urge your supporters to stay calm during this extended period,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

$25 billion in federal subsidies has not saved the airline industry, and 40,000 jobs are on the line

Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand