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Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

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A West Hollywood ‘botanical museum’ will soon be uprooted

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

UC admission rates have plummeted, so what should anxious students and parents do?

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

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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.

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

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Dan Wilcox

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

Dec. 08 1 hr, 59 min

José Galván

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

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

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

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Sometimes, as President Trump recently found out, they really are laughing at you behind your back. But does that matter?

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of…

East LA icons Los Lobos released their first ever Christmas album Llego Navidad earlier this fall.

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Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

Taking a break from the binge

Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

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In this era of ephemeral music streaming, box sets (particularly vinyl ones) appear to be experiencing a comeback.

Beautiful box sets for holiday gift-giving

In this era of ephemeral music streaming, box sets (particularly vinyl ones) appear to be experiencing a comeback.

from Music News

Candles were a lifeline until they became merely ornamental. So, how do the candles feel about this?

You Are a Candle

Candles were a lifeline until they became merely ornamental. So, how do the candles feel about this?

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In 2016, Andy Shauf's debut album made several of KCRW' DJ's Top 10 lists, as did his side project Foxwarren this year.

Andy Shauf: “Try Again”

In 2016, Andy Shauf's debut album made several of KCRW' DJ's Top 10 lists, as did his side project Foxwarren this year.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of…

Live coverage and video: House Judiciary holds impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of…

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

Another scandal plagues the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

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Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

California politician leaves the GOP as Trump pulls the party further right

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

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The Washington Post released a bombshell report this morning, showing that the U.S.

U.S. government hasn’t been telling the truth about the war in Afghanistan, report shows

The Washington Post released a bombshell report this morning, showing that the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The impeachment inquiry into President Trump continues today with a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Evidence to support impeachment is brought before the House Judiciary Committee

The impeachment inquiry into President Trump continues today with a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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The Justice Department released its highly anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Inspector General: There was no FBI plot to undermine the Trump campaign, but mistakes were made

The Justice Department released its highly anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

The career and influence of Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW DJ Jason Kramer presents the latest Top 20. He's thrilled by new music from Moses Sumney, the new indie bedroom project Dayglow, Beck's return to KCRW and more.

KCRW Top 20 (12/2 - 12/8)

KCRW DJ Jason Kramer presents the latest Top 20. He's thrilled by new music from Moses Sumney, the new indie bedroom project Dayglow, Beck's return to KCRW and more.

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KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

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Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

Best of 2019: Documentaries

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

LA-based Japanese/African-American artist UMI is able to crisscross different styles on her new EP through the lens of a mixed-race woman in the music industry.

UMI: “Love Affair”

LA-based Japanese/African-American artist UMI is able to crisscross different styles on her new EP through the lens of a mixed-race woman in the music industry.

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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

Dan Wilcox delves beneath the surface of the pop music landscape to shed light on a wealth of penetrating deep-cuts. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Dan Wilcox delves beneath the surface of the pop music landscape to shed light on a wealth of penetrating deep-cuts. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

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