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LA County hotels fully reopened in June. Thousands of hotel workers face similar risks as nurses, grocery store workers, and restaurant staff.

LA County hotels fully reopened in June. Thousands of hotel workers face similar risks as nurses, grocery store workers, and restaurant staff.

from Greater LA

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg influenced the Supreme Court, and whether she’ll be replaced before the election

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice in 1993. She championed voting rights, affirmative action, and other liberal causes in blistering dissents.

CDC issues new guidance on COVID-19, then retracts it. What that means for efforts to contain the virus

Today the CDC went back to the position that COVId-19 spreads mainly between people within six feet of each other through respiratory droplets that fall quickly to the ground.

Inside El Cholo: How the old-school Mexican restaurant has thrived in LA for almost a century

Eighty-seven-year-old Ron Salisbury is the keeper of tortilla culture in Southern California by both pedigree and life experience.

The Emmys pull off a good show as 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Watchmen' shine

Sunday night's Emmy Awards, which featured neither a large crowd nor a red carpet, managed to achieve a charming intimacy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession all won major awards.

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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. 21 57 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Sep. 21 2 hr, 49 min

Henry Rollins

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

Sep. 20 2 hr

Aaron Byrd

A Global exploration of sounds.

Sep. 20 2 hr, 48 min

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Broken beats, soulful key chords, and tomorrow's sounds.

Sep. 20 2 hr, 49 min

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Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie, Matt Yglesias and Elizabeth Nolan Brown about how the US could be more populous and what would happen if it were.

from Left, Right & Center

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

Fanatic, we have a great show lined up for you as always. Check out the tracks! Two happening hours. Already well into crafting our October sets. They’re going to be great.

from Henry Rollins

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The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump says he plans to announce Supreme Court pick Friday or Saturday

The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

from NPR

LA got new species of mosquitoes around 2011: the Asian tiger mosquito, the yellow fever mosquito, and the Australian backyard mosquito.

Why more mosquitoes are showing up in LA, and what happens when they draw our blood

LA got new species of mosquitoes around 2011: the Asian tiger mosquito, the yellow fever mosquito, and the Australian backyard mosquito.

from Greater LA

As some hotel rooms sit empty, tens of thousands of people live on the streets of Los Angeles.

Why ‘Project Roomkey’ fell so short of its goal to house 15,000 Angelenos experiencing homelessness

As some hotel rooms sit empty, tens of thousands of people live on the streets of Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

The pandemic has had a crushing effect on the tourism industry in Southern California and worldwide. The leisure and hospitality industry is a huge economic driver in the region.

Many LA hotels are at risk of shutting down permanently during pandemic

The pandemic has had a crushing effect on the tourism industry in Southern California and worldwide. The leisure and hospitality industry is a huge economic driver in the region.

from Greater LA

This week: Attend LA Design Festival 2020 - and hear ICON Award recipient Frances Anderton in conversation with Elizabeth Timme; explore video games that use virtual worlds to create…

5 design things to do Sept 21 - 27

This week: Attend LA Design Festival 2020 - and hear ICON Award recipient Frances Anderton in conversation with Elizabeth Timme; explore video games that use virtual worlds to create…

In September 1979, the Sugarhill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight,” the song that ultimately pushed rap/hip-hop music onto the radio and into the mainstream.

‘Good Times’ disco song helped give birth to hip-hop

In September 1979, the Sugarhill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight,” the song that ultimately pushed rap/hip-hop music onto the radio and into the mainstream.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jimmy Kimmel hosted Sunday night’s annual television awards. He stood solo in an empty arena. Coronavirus gags and jokes peppered the broadcast.

‘Schitt's Creek,’ ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Succession’ won big at virtual Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel hosted Sunday night’s annual television awards. He stood solo in an empty arena. Coronavirus gags and jokes peppered the broadcast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

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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.

from The Fink + Forty Show

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

Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, September 21, 2020

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

California’s Central Valley is often called the “breadbasket” of the nation, but it’s also the country’s engine. Kern County is one of the most oil-rich counties in the U.S.

Red County Blue County: Oil is still king in Kern, but renewables on the rise

California’s Central Valley is often called the “breadbasket” of the nation, but it’s also the country’s engine. Kern County is one of the most oil-rich counties in the U.S.

from KCRW Features

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 21, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 21, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for September 21, 2020.

Legendary UK dance pioneers Faithless, have been out of the limelight for a while.

Faithless: 'Synthesizer' feat. Nathan Ball

Legendary UK dance pioneers Faithless, have been out of the limelight for a while.

from Today's Top Tune

Fanatic, we have a great show lined up for you as always. Check out the tracks! Two happening hours. Already well into crafting our October sets. They’re going to be great.

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Fanatic, we have a great show lined up for you as always. Check out the tracks! Two happening hours. Already well into crafting our October sets. They’re going to be great.

from Henry Rollins

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

Aaron Byrd's playlist, September 20, 2020

A Global Exploration of Sounds.

from Aaron Byrd

Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.

Anthony Valadez's playlist, September 20, 2020

Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.

from Anthony Valadez

The inappropriate removal of an immigrant’s uterus is not that surprising in that it seems to be part of a much larger trend across America.

Inappropriate Hysterectomies

The inappropriate removal of an immigrant’s uterus is not that surprising in that it seems to be part of a much larger trend across America.

from Second Opinion

This episode of message machine seeks to get the scoop from a global group of guests, IDing local staples from all over.

John Moses' Message Machine - Episode 7

This episode of message machine seeks to get the scoop from a global group of guests, IDing local staples from all over.

from The Lab

Metropolis this week, new Pat Lok remixed by Treasure Fingers, Roisin Murphy remixed by Soulwax, Cassian remixed by Durante, and Faithless remixed by Maceo Plex.

Metropolis playlist, September 19, 2020

Metropolis this week, new Pat Lok remixed by Treasure Fingers, Roisin Murphy remixed by Soulwax, Cassian remixed by Durante, and Faithless remixed by Maceo Plex.

from Metropolis