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As the season winds down, Conor O'Brien aka Villagers says: "Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song.

As the season winds down, Conor O'Brien aka Villagers says: "Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams.

from Today's Top Tune

In fire-prone areas, how much longer can residents afford to insure their homes?

Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties.

Why is Orange County Sheriff’s Department tight-lipped on inmate deaths?

There’s been a rash of deaths inside Orange County's jail system. The Sheriff’s Department runs those jails and isn’t giving many details about why those people died in their custody.

Malibu doubles down on fire-resistant homes

Nine months after the Woolsey Fire destroyed nearly 500 single-family homes, the city is focused on rebuilding. But how can we make new homes more fire resistant?

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

Aug. 19 2 hr, 44 min

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Aug. 18 1 hr, 57 min

Henry Rollins

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

Aug. 18 2 hr, 2 min

José Galván

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Rock the jam session and STAY FANATIC!!!

from Henry Rollins

Detroit DJ, producer and remixer MK (Marc Kinchen) has been a heavy-hitter in the dance music scene since he hit number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in both…

from Metropolis

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

from Left, Right & Center

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"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it."

Democrats' legal brief on Supreme Court: reality check or threat?

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

Gov. Newsom signs legislation to restrict police officers’ use of deadly force

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

Planting alternative grapes that can withstand climate change

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

What it's like transitioning from homelessness to housing

Nearly 59,000 people live on the streets of L.A. County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To find the oldest continuously operating tortilleria in Southern California, you need to hop on the 10 Freeway and drive   all the way to the outskirts of downtown Indio to Arriola’s…

Arriola’s Tortilleria in Indio has sold tortillas longer than anyone in Southern California

To find the oldest continuously operating tortilleria in Southern California, you need to hop on the 10 Freeway and drive all the way to the outskirts of downtown Indio to Arriola’s…

from Good Food

This week: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for Legos .

5 design things to do this week: August 19 - 25

This week: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for Legos .

The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

Latest Show

The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Electronic artist Merz was inspired by his relocation from Europe to Joshua Tree, as he relaxed his body and mind to create "Somewhere To Run."

Merz creates devotional music for the post-industrial age

Electronic artist Merz was inspired by his relocation from Europe to Joshua Tree, as he relaxed his body and mind to create "Somewhere To Run."

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012.  Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

Did Boeing prioritize profits over safety?

Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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Listen to the latest set from Novena Carmel.

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Listen to the latest set from Novena Carmel.

from Novena Carmel

Jason Kramer sits in for Dan Wilcox.

Jason Kramer guests hosts

Jason Kramer sits in for Dan Wilcox.

from Dan Wilcox

Rock the jam session and STAY FANATIC!!!

Henry Rollins and John Dwyer premiere Oh Sees newest album "Face Stabber"

Rock the jam session and STAY FANATIC!!!

from Henry Rollins

José Galván delivers an infectious harmony of varied sounds and pieces their relevance to each other.

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José Galván delivers an infectious harmony of varied sounds and pieces their relevance to each other.

from José Galván

Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.

Sunday's Latest Show

Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.

from Anthony Valadez

Raul Campos hosts deep rhythms and urban soul with a Latin twist.

Sunday's Latest Show

Raul Campos hosts deep rhythms and urban soul with a Latin twist.

from Raul Campos

Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

The impact of work-related stress on DNA

Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

from Second Opinion

John Moses hosts this week's episode of The Lab.

Latest Show by John Moses

John Moses hosts this week's episode of The Lab.

from The Lab

Mario Cotto hosts a kaleidoscopic Dada dance party! Check out the latest show On-Demand.

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Mario Cotto hosts a kaleidoscopic Dada dance party! Check out the latest show On-Demand.

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