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The power of Laura Mvula’s voice was emotional and epic in her KCRW debut performance.

The power of Laura Mvula’s voice was emotional and epic in her KCRW debut performance.

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New unemployment claims dip below 2 million in sign pace of job losses may de easing

The Labor Department says about 1.9 million people filed for unemployment last week, but there are some signs that people may be returning to their jobs.

Former LAPD sergeant on Chief Moore, changing police practices, and what constitutes excessive force

Some police officers are pushing the boundaries of what’s appropriate, says former LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey.

Black business owner empathizes with looters, while cleaning up broken glass

“I don’t like the looting, but I understand why people are mad.

5 films to watch about racial injustice in America and around the world

For people who want to better understand the history of racial injustice in America and around the world, film critic Shawn Edwards has compiled a list of films that speak to the black…

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Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

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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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“We should not have had to turn our homes into sweatshops to make medical equipment. We do this because this is human work. And this is how we support other human beings.

Comedian Kristina Wong sews masks for people in poverty, says it’s about government negligence

“We should not have had to turn our homes into sweatshops to make medical equipment. We do this because this is human work. And this is how we support other human beings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We need to drastically reprioritize to meet the demands, the dual demands of this moment, of both the pandemic we’re in and the civil unrest,” says Mike Bonin.

LA City Councilmember calls to divert some LAPD funds to address racial, economic inequality

“We need to drastically reprioritize to meet the demands, the dual demands of this moment, of both the pandemic we’re in and the civil unrest,” says Mike Bonin.

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“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

With COVID-19 unchecked in jails, courts should not reopen, says LA attorney

“How do you assess a person's credibility if they're wearing a mask?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children’s book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

Mark Z. Danielewski: The Little Blue Kite

Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Little Blue Kite is a generous and big-hearted children’s book about creating a spacious mind, with room for others.

from Bookworm

The social ills at the root of the protests that have gripped the country over the past week are due in part to funding priorities in our cities and counties.

Joe Mathews: Police have been looting for years

The social ills at the root of the protests that have gripped the country over the past week are due in part to funding priorities in our cities and counties.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

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Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

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

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

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David Lynch Theater Presents:  Weather Report for June 4, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 4, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents:  Weather Report for June 4, 2020.

Bay Area songwriter Logan Ledger channels a cosmic country sound with the help of legendary producer T Bone Burnett.

Logan Ledger: “(I’m Gonna Get Over This) Some Day”

Bay Area songwriter Logan Ledger channels a cosmic country sound with the help of legendary producer T Bone Burnett.

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The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis has inspired nationwide protests against injustice and police violence.

Melina Abdullah: It’s a mistake to equate what happens to property with what happens to black lives

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis has inspired nationwide protests against injustice and police violence.

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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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The LAPD is facing criticism for its handling of protests, from the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to enforcing curfews.

‘Nothing has changed but time and technology’: former LAPD detective

The LAPD is facing criticism for its handling of protests, from the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to enforcing curfews.

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The Los Angeles Police Department says it has arrested nearly    3000 people since last Friday   . Of those 3000, only 200 were charged with looting.

Thousands of cases delayed as LA County courts remain closed due to unrest

The Los Angeles Police Department says it has arrested nearly 3000 people since last Friday . Of those 3000, only 200 were charged with looting.

from Greater LA

Students from    Immaculate Heart High School    decided to join the thousands of Angelenos protesting against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

High school kids protest killing of George Floyd, clean up looting damage daily

Students from Immaculate Heart High School decided to join the thousands of Angelenos protesting against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

from Greater LA

Ken White hosts this episode of All The President’s Lawyers.

I am your podcast of law and order

Ken White hosts this episode of All The President’s Lawyers.

Derek Chauvin now faces an additional charge of second-degree murder, and three other former Minneapolis police officers are accused of aiding and abetting murder.

Chauvin and 3 former officers face new charges over George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin now faces an additional charge of second-degree murder, and three other former Minneapolis police officers are accused of aiding and abetting murder.

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Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

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Berlin-based synth-punk band Mexican Radio hosts a one hour show featuring synth & post punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave artists.

from Mexican Radio Radio Show

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death take mental toll on African Americans

The coronavirus pandemic and police killing of George Floyd is taking a tremendous toll on the mental health of African Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand