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More than 19 million people in the U.S. watched the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” making it the most viewed episode of any HBO show ever. That’s not counting people who didn’t catch it live but will watch later.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When parents work the night shift, babies need a safe place to sleep

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

MOCA: 40 Years Old and Free for All

Edward Goldman talks about the happy 40  th   anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has become free for all.

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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

In the four decades of Morning Becomes Eclectic, you’ve heard countless sessions broadcast live from our humble basement studios.

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life in a weekly dance show on Saturday nights.

from Metropolis

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

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Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

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Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

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Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Visualizing hip-hop with Cey Adams

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

from Design and Architecture

The Economist says    2019 is the year of the vegan   , claiming a quarter of American millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian.

As vegan movement grows in LA, where should you eat?

The Economist says 2019 is the year of the vegan , claiming a quarter of American millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian.

from Greater LA

Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

College Board considers a student's hardships on the SAT

Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

from Greater LA

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

Don McGahn is a no-show at today’s hearing and Democrats are furious

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Imagine a movie that’s a mash-up of “Back to the Future” and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” That’s the elevator pitch for the new film “See You Yesterday.”

In ‘See You Yesterday,’ time-traveling science nerds try to prevent a police shooting

Imagine a movie that’s a mash-up of “Back to the Future” and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” That’s the elevator pitch for the new film “See You Yesterday.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

An inside look at life in Venezuela, a country in turmoil

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

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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.

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The trend in broadcast TV for the past couple of years has been to go all-in on reboots and revivals.

TV Reboots, once red hot, now cooling off

The trend in broadcast TV for the past couple of years has been to go all-in on reboots and revivals.

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New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

When LA's air got better, kids' asthma cases dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

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Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to  Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album  Latino!

Tom Schnabel strolls down memory lane with Cal Tjader’s 1960 album 'Latino!'

Tom Schnabel wandered down memory lane recently while listening to Cal Tjader ’s 1960 album Latino!

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Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

Valida's Latest Show

Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

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The beloved and prolific troubadour David Gray goes acoustic on his latest EP, which was recorded at his home studio with just a piano and guitar.

The beloved and prolific troubadour David Gray goes acoustic on 'Mallory'

The beloved and prolific troubadour David Gray goes acoustic on his latest EP, which was recorded at his home studio with just a piano and guitar.

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

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

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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

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For Cornerstone’s latest piece “A Jordan Downs Illumination” the focus is really space and time (or more accurately *place* through time).

The theatre of place: Jordan Downs

For Cornerstone’s latest piece “A Jordan Downs Illumination” the focus is really space and time (or more accurately *place* through time).

from Opening the Curtain

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

OC Line: Trouble at the Prado Dam

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

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