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Plants not only add color to your home, but they can improve your mental and physical health too.

Plants not only add color to your home, but they can improve your mental and physical health too. While you sleep, your plants create clean oxygen, suck up carbon dioxide, and regulate humidity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Where there’s shadow, there’s light: LA rabbi helps us get through coronavirus fears

For those who are anxious and fearful over the coronavirus outbreak, Rabbi Steve Leder says, "You cannot have a shadow unless the light is somehow shining behind whatever is…

Rural California towns urge tourists to stay home to curb coronavirus spread

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

Medical residents are doctors-in-training. Should they treat coronavirus patients?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about a big problem hospitals are facing: Should medical residents be involved in the fight against COVID-19?

More conflict but more sex: Relationship advice for couples living together amid coronavirus

Many people are staying home to curb the spread of coronavirus. We’re working, exercising, educating little ones, and caring for our partners and other family members – under one roof.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Mar. 27 2 hr, 44 min

Travis Holcombe

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

Mar. 26 2 hr, 59 min

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.

Mar. 23 57 min

Henry Rollins

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

Mar. 22 2 hr

Raul Campos

Soulful grooves and fresh remixes from Latin rhythms to indie rock.

Mar. 22 2 hr, 49 min

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The coronavirus pandemic, constitutional rights, and President Trump’s lawsuits

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

from KCRW Features

President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill at the end of a very dramatic week.

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

Abortions, knee replacements: Doctors must decide which surgeries to postpone during coronavirus

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

from KCRW Features

Rebecca Gutierrez, PsyD, works at a suicide prevention center in Culver City.

One step at a time: Fighting loneliness during coronavirus social isolation

Rebecca Gutierrez, PsyD, works at a suicide prevention center in Culver City.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

2 Southern California doctors work to get more ventilators where they’re needed

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

Hemorrhaging up to $30,000/week. Will theaters survive coronavirus?

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

from Greater LA

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

Freeze rent and mortgage payments until Angelenos work again, urges Councilman David Ryu

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to lost jobs for many people in LA. They may not be able to pay rent. How are they and their landlords dealing with that possibility?

from Greater LA

President Trump has called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” and blamed China for its origin and spread.

‘Asian Enough’ podcast hosts on rising racism during coronavirus outbreak

President Trump has called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus,” and blamed China for its origin and spread.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang needs your help gathering protective gear for doctors

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

from Greater LA

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

Thousands dead, leaders test positive: Europe still struggles to flatten coronavirus curve

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.   
  “   Crip Camp   ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…

‘Crip Camp,’ ‘Uncorked,’ ‘Vivarium’: What to stream during COVID-19

With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  “ Crip Camp ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While California braces for another weekend at home, states nationwide are adapting different tactics during the COVID-19 outbreak.

New Orleans, Boston report COVID-19 spikes. Can US flatten curve without nationwide strategy?

While California braces for another weekend at home, states nationwide are adapting different tactics during the COVID-19 outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many LA restaurants are offering takeout or delivery only. Some are now operating like grocery stores. Others are providing meals for health care workers on frontlines.

Dine-1-1 teams up with Josef Centeno and other chefs to feed health care workers

Many LA restaurants are offering takeout or delivery only. Some are now operating like grocery stores. Others are providing meals for health care workers on frontlines.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

from Film Reviews

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef   José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

José Andrés feeds America during coronavirus pandemic

Be it a hurricane or wildfire, you’ll find chef José Andrés there. Unlike most people, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee runs toward catastrophe.

from Good Food

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

Grocery workers earn more respect in the midst of coronavirus crisis

As panic buying of pantry staples and toilet paper swept across America, supermarket shelves emptied, and grocery store employees demanded more respect.  Workers are calling for hazard…

from Good Food

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

Sourdough starters and baking your own bread

As our lives are forcibly simplified, the straightforwardness of flour and water is more comforting than ever.

from Good Food

Nestled into a tiny corner of Far East Plaza in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the city’s only cookbook store is a mecca for the culinary industry.

Best cookbooks to get you inspired at home

Nestled into a tiny corner of Far East Plaza in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the city’s only cookbook store is a mecca for the culinary industry.

from Good Food

When food writer and recipe developer Nik Sharma couldn’t find yogurt at the store last week, he decided to make his own. Sharma walks us through the science of yogurt production.

How to make yogurt at home, keep your veggies fresher for longer

When food writer and recipe developer Nik Sharma couldn’t find yogurt at the store last week, he decided to make his own. Sharma walks us through the science of yogurt production.

from Good Food

With restaurants closed, wholesale orders are down for farmers.

Produce box delivered to your door? How to make the most of it

With restaurants closed, wholesale orders are down for farmers.

from Good Food