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Straight out of Australia by way of Ghana, Genesis Owusu has been on the grind for some time with his wide range of sounds as demonstrated on his latest album, Smiling With No Teeth.

Straight out of Australia by way of Ghana, Genesis Owusu has been on the grind for some time with his wide range of sounds as demonstrated on his latest album, Smiling With No Teeth.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Britney Spears to speak to LA court on Wednesday. What will she say about her 13-year conservatorship?

Pop star Britney Spears is expected to speak before a judge at LA County probate court on Wednesday — for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

George Clooney and other Hollywood stars invest in LA public education. Who benefits?

The magnet school, called the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, is supposed to improve the pipeline for below-the-line jobs in Hollywood.

$80 for eight-minute Uber ride? What's driving high rideshare prices and low availability

People looking for an Uber or Lyft are finding spiking rates, long wait times, or a total lack of availability.

Multiverses and controlling cockroaches: Breaking down the science of ‘Rick and Morty’

On the animated show “Rick and Morty,” a mad scientist named Rick drags his awkward, anxious 14-year-old grandson Morty into adventures that often include space travel, battles with…

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We have a world premiere from Helado Negro who is at the forefront of creating his own unique sonic textures.

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Metropolis playlist, June 20, 2021.

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Nice to Meet You Forever is the story of Shaka Mali Tafari and his best friend Gail, a 78-year-old Jewish woman who grew up attending theatre and opera on the Northside of Chicago.

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Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. We have, once again gathered a group of tunes that we hope you will enjoy immensely. I hope you got a chance to order the Dischord box set.

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Joni Mitchell is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her album “Blue" by releasing a new EP filled with outtakes, demos, and other never-before-heard content.

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ turns 50. Her new EP unearths demos, outtakes from the era

Joni Mitchell is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her album “Blue" by releasing a new EP filled with outtakes, demos, and other never-before-heard content.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good .

KCRW’s Top 30: June 14-20

We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good .

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021.

You may know Bosnian-German DJ Solomun for his work in Grand Theft Auto’s GTA 5, or maybe you danced to his beats in Ibiza, or heard his remixes for Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, and…

Solomun: ‘Ocean’ (feat. Jamie Foxx)

You may know Bosnian-German DJ Solomun for his work in Grand Theft Auto’s GTA 5, or maybe you danced to his beats in Ibiza, or heard his remixes for Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, and…

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 22, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

from Travis Holcombe

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

Andrew McCarthy: ‘Brat: An ‘80s Story’

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

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Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

Medical cannabis became legal in Utah with the blessing of Latter Day Saints

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

Conservatives seize on critical race theory in culture wars. What is this decades-old legal theory?

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

Join us as we explore MonoNeon's newest album + more

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

Record number of California students are going to summer school. Will there be enough teachers?

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

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Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang: ‘Linstead Market’

Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

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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.

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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.

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 21, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

from Travis Holcombe

Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

Term extension or limit? OC supervisors argue over proposal language

Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

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Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

Metropolitan Water District gets a new chief. What changes might Adel Hagekhalil bring?

Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

from Greater LA

Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens on opera’s relevance in modern life and her podcast ‘Aria Code’

Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

LA’s Mark Peel taught young people how to be great cooks and decent human beings, says Wolfgang Puck

LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand