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A paid summer program helps teenagers learn trade skills that are in high demand but usually not taught in classrooms.

A paid summer program helps teenagers learn trade skills that are in high demand but usually not taught in classrooms.

from KCRW Features

Offshore wind: California doubles down on climate plan

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

Young Fathers: KCRW Live from HQ

Experimental collective Young Fathers bring cuts from their acclaimed 2023 LP “Heavy Heavy” to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio.

In ‘Inventing Paradise,’ meet the visionaries who built LA

Paul Haddad’s “Inventing Paradise: The Power Brokers Who Created the Dream of Los Angeles” details how a small town turned into a bustling metropolis.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Dìdi (弟弟)'

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KCRW, Vidiots, and Focus Features invite you to a special advance screening of Dìdi (弟弟) followed by a conversation with director, Sean Wang moderated by Hiro Murai.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Jul. 17 2 hr, 50 min

Francesca Harding

Music to make you feel.

Jul. 16 2 hr

FREAKS ONLY

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

Jul. 16 2 hr

José Galván

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

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LeRoy Downs

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Jul. 14 2 hr

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Pamplona, Spain’s indie pop quartet Melenas released their third album Ahora in 2023, and their sonic palette further expanded in 2024 with a remix EP featuring a Peanut Butter Wolf…

Today’s Top Tune: Melenas ‘Bang’ (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)

Pamplona, Spain’s indie pop quartet Melenas released their third album Ahora in 2023, and their sonic palette further expanded in 2024 with a remix EP featuring a Peanut Butter Wolf…

from Today's Top Tune

Nonprofit Heal the Bay is out with its annual report card on water quality at CA beaches. It found that rainy winters may be making the ocean more toxic.

Rainy winters and sewage are worsening CA beach water quality

Nonprofit Heal the Bay is out with its annual report card on water quality at CA beaches. It found that rainy winters may be making the ocean more toxic.

from KCRW Features

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, July 17, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 17, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

LA’s Pale Jay pens the ultimate ode to me time and secret gardens on his fresh cut “The Garden.”

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Pale Jay, Pale Waves, Girl Ultra

LA’s Pale Jay pens the ultimate ode to me time and secret gardens on his fresh cut “The Garden.”

from Music News

Celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro died in May. But her daughter recently went public about being sexually abused by her stepfather and getting no support from her mom.

How to read Alice Munro’s stories — after revelations of abuse from her daughter?

Celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro died in May. But her daughter recently went public about being sexually abused by her stepfather and getting no support from her mom.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The second day of the Republican National Convention featured tough talk against immigration.

Latino men are shifting to GOP. Can Democrats win them back?

The second day of the Republican National Convention featured tough talk against immigration.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s new novel, the patriarch of the Fletcher family establishes a lucrative business after escaping the Holocaust, then gets kidnapped.

‘Long Island Compromise’: Can money truly buy security?

In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s new novel, the patriarch of the Fletcher family establishes a lucrative business after escaping the Holocaust, then gets kidnapped.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gently stretch out of any hump day blahs you might be feeling with the hazy feelings provided by strongboi, Photay, and more.

MBE playlist July 17: strongboi, Photay, Hermanos Gutiérrez

Gently stretch out of any hump day blahs you might be feeling with the hazy feelings provided by strongboi, Photay, and more.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

Reyna Tropical: KCRW Live from HQ

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

from Live From

We’re friends with benefits, but I want more! How do I keep things romantic with my spouse? My partner isn’t as excited about butt play as I am, help!

Moving on from friends with benefits with Ro ‘Wyldeflower’ Contreras

We’re friends with benefits, but I want more! How do I keep things romantic with my spouse? My partner isn’t as excited about butt play as I am, help!

from How’s Your Sex Life?

2023 was a banner year for Ezra Collective , making them the first-ever jazz artist to land the coveted Mercury Music Prize, for their album Where I’m Meant To Be, AND they brought…

Today’s Top Tune: Ezra Collective ‘God Gave Me Feet for Dancing’ (Feat. Yazmin Lacey)

2023 was a banner year for Ezra Collective , making them the first-ever jazz artist to land the coveted Mercury Music Prize, for their album Where I’m Meant To Be, AND they brought…

from Today's Top Tune

This week, Terry Real , renowned couples therapist and author “ Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship” reflects on the keys to building a successful long term…

Midweek Reset: Family trauma

This week, Terry Real , renowned couples therapist and author “ Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship” reflects on the keys to building a successful long term…

from Life Examined

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, July 16, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

Get into Water From Your Eyes’ shambolic spin on one of the all time great “triumph-over-adversity” ballads.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: You need to hear this cover of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’

Get into Water From Your Eyes’ shambolic spin on one of the all time great “triumph-over-adversity” ballads.

from FREAKS ONLY

The Republican National Convention convenes for a second night in Milwaukee, Wisc., to promote the campaign of former President Donald Trump and his new running mate, Ohio Sen. J.D.

Live Coverage: Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention convenes for a second night in Milwaukee, Wisc., to promote the campaign of former President Donald Trump and his new running mate, Ohio Sen. J.D.

from NPR

JD Vance is the Republican vice presidential nominee. An Ohio political science professor discusses who he is, and what this pick means.

‘Say yes where Mike Pence said no’: What JD Vance does for Donald Trump

JD Vance is the Republican vice presidential nominee. An Ohio political science professor discusses who he is, and what this pick means.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ahead of the Olympics, Parisian officials are trying to convince people that it's safe for triathletes to swim in the Seine River. But recent water tests showed signs of E.

Will Olympians swim in the Seine? One American dared to do it

Ahead of the Olympics, Parisian officials are trying to convince people that it's safe for triathletes to swim in the Seine River. But recent water tests showed signs of E.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, many Democrats still have questions about Biden’s ability to win. But the incumbent isn’t stepping aside.

Democrats stuck in ‘purgatory’ over whether Biden should stay in the race

After the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, many Democrats still have questions about Biden’s ability to win. But the incumbent isn’t stepping aside.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand