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Sean Rowe alludes to the duality of the human spirit in all of us on the song “To Make It Real,” and brings insight when it comes to a broken heart — a theme that resonates for this…

Sean Rowe alludes to the duality of the human spirit in all of us on the song “To Make It Real,” and brings insight when it comes to a broken heart — a theme that resonates for this gifted songwriter.

from Today's Top Tune

Dan Wilcox's playlist, August 3, 2021

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

Why OC supervisors are shutting down remote public comment as COVID cases rise

The OC Board of Supervisors has decided to limit public comments after last week’s meeting got especially ugly . Speakers shot racist comments at the board’s chair, Andrew Do.

Could LA see a COVID surge like last winter? UCLA epidemiologist says it’s possible but unlikely

Could the Delta variant cause LA to return to case and hospitalization rates we experienced last winter?

PTSD and no emotional support: Teacher and nurse both worry about COVID as LAUSD reopens soon

COVID cases have jumped in recent weeks, and if California were still using a tier-based system for lifting restrictions, the county would currently be in the most restrictive one.

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If you can believe it, it’s August! Kick off the new month with us as we explore new artists, listen to classic gems, and revisit some our favorites.

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Metropolis playlist, July 31, 2021.

from Metropolis

Fanatic! I hope you’ve been taking good care of yourself. Now is not the time to let your guard down.

from Henry Rollins

Music is Mia Doi Todd’s creative canvas as she reaches out to a diverse pool of talent to remix her album “Music Life.”

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Director Janicza Bravo on the painting that helped set the tone for her film ‘Zola’

Janicza Bravo: ‘Zola’

Director Janicza Bravo on the painting that helped set the tone for her film ‘Zola’

from The Treatment

More than 9 million job openings exist in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some US businesses turn to prison system for workers amid labor shortage

More than 9 million job openings exist in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get another chance at forming the company’s first-ever union.

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama might get another shot at unionizing

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get another chance at forming the company’s first-ever union.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“When I get sick, I tend to get sicker than most. And so I'm particularly vulnerable to getting something like COVID.

This immunocompromised 27-year-old got 3 vaccine shots. He’s still worried about Delta variant

“When I get sick, I tend to get sicker than most. And so I'm particularly vulnerable to getting something like COVID.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Summer means grilling season, and let’s face it, many people just throw some chicken wings, sausages, and a hamburger patty on the grill and call it a day.

‘Soul food scholar’ Adrian Miller explains the art of BBQ and its place in US history

Summer means grilling season, and let’s face it, many people just throw some chicken wings, sausages, and a hamburger patty on the grill and call it a day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you tuned into KCRW over the past week, chances are you heard Prince.

KCRW’s Top 30: Prince reigns purple over our airwaves

If you tuned into KCRW over the past week, chances are you heard Prince.

Undocumented families, aging homes, high unemployment: The root causes for a cluster of evictions in this Southern California blue-collar port city.

A quiet crisis: Tenants fall through the safety net into an eviction cluster in Long Beach

Undocumented families, aging homes, high unemployment: The root causes for a cluster of evictions in this Southern California blue-collar port city.

from News Stories

Shuya Okino has been at the forefront of music discovery in Japan for over 30 years.

MBE August 3: Join us for all things jazz, soul, funk, and Shuya Okino

Shuya Okino has been at the forefront of music discovery in Japan for over 30 years.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 3, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 3, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 3, 2021.

"Being on buses, masks should certainly be required, while kids should be encouraged to walk or bike.

Answers to common back-to-school questions amid new COVID surge

"Being on buses, masks should certainly be required, while kids should be encouraged to walk or bike.

from KCRW Features

Music is Mia Doi Todd’s creative canvas as she reaches out to a diverse pool of talent to remix her album “Music Life.”

Mia Doi Todd: ‘Little Bird’ (Dntel Remix)

Music is Mia Doi Todd’s creative canvas as she reaches out to a diverse pool of talent to remix her album “Music Life.”

from Today's Top Tune

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.

"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 2, 2021

"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

This year is expected to be California’s worst wildfire season. That’s after 2020 was the largest wildfire season ever, and before that, it was 2018.

Fighting fire with fire? Controlled burns may work in NorCal, but not always in SoCal

This year is expected to be California’s worst wildfire season. That’s after 2020 was the largest wildfire season ever, and before that, it was 2018.

from Greater LA

Nearly a third of the crews fighting wildfires in California are serving time in jails and prisons.

Nearly a third of California’s firefighters are incarcerated. Jaime Lowe’s new book highlights their stories

Nearly a third of the crews fighting wildfires in California are serving time in jails and prisons.

from Greater LA

“For consumers, it's really important to make sure that you know what you're scanning, you know where that's coming from, because that is definitely a possibility that you can hack or…

QR codes: Easier pandemic dining, but more data mining and threat to waiters’ work hours

“For consumers, it's really important to make sure that you know what you're scanning, you know where that's coming from, because that is definitely a possibility that you can hack or…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LAUSD says it will require weekly testing for students, teachers, and employees regardless of vaccination status.

LAUSD’s mandatory weekly COVID tests are part of ‘Swiss cheese model’ as new school term approaches

LAUSD says it will require weekly testing for students, teachers, and employees regardless of vaccination status.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The seafood section on some menus have been slim these days. Restaurants across the country are pulling dishes like crab croquettes or seared sea scallops from their offerings.

No more scallops, halibut, or crab at your favorite restaurant? Blame inflation

The seafood section on some menus have been slim these days. Restaurants across the country are pulling dishes like crab croquettes or seared sea scallops from their offerings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand