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“You decrease your risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others by wearing masks that increase your risk of being mistaken for a dangerous criminal, and possibly either…

“You decrease your risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others by wearing masks that increase your risk of being mistaken for a dangerous criminal, and possibly either getting gunned down, or perhaps even thrown in jail and packed with others who are potentially infected people," says Jody Armour, USC law professor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Build your dream island, eat fruit for superpowers. ‘Animal Crossing’ becomes a hit during COVID-19

Many people have turned to video games as they’re under “stay-at-home” orders and have more free time.

How to make matzo balls and chicken broth for Passover Seder

KCRW's Evan Kleiman shares her recipe for matzo balls, a traditional food for this Jewish holiday. She also recommends a recipe for chicken broth.

Takeout orders won’t give you COVID-19. It’s food service workers who face brunt of pandemic

Coronaviruses of any type spread primarily through sneezing and coughing.

South LA coronavirus testing begins at mobile site in Willowbrook

South LA coronavirus testing began on a rainy Wednesday morning, as a mobile COVID-19 station administered tests to car-bound community members in the Willowbrook neighborhood.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Apr. 09 2 hr, 47 min

Garth Trinidad

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Apr. 08 3 hr

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

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Long-form digital-only music show hosted by Henry Rollins featuring personal stories, deep cuts, rarities, bootlegs, full albums, EPs, and much more.

from Music Special Programming

Enjoy the great indoors and STAY FANATIC!!!

from Henry Rollins

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Inara George is a vocalist and songwriter best…

from Music Special Programming

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We speak with Valerie Gordon, owner of a bakery/cafe that’s still offering delivery and take-out. She reworked kitchen and business operations to create a safe environment.

LA chefs and restaurant owners on how COVID-19 changed business

We speak with Valerie Gordon, owner of a bakery/cafe that’s still offering delivery and take-out. She reworked kitchen and business operations to create a safe environment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Scott Segal, MD, MHCM, recently studied homemade masks.

Homemade masks for COVID-19: What works, what doesn’t?

Dr. Scott Segal, MD, MHCM, recently studied homemade masks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a special edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer becomes the guest as filmmaker Stephen French asks for the journalist’s take on the unprecedented crisis.

Coronavirus Has Already Transformed America, for Better and for Worse

In a special edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer becomes the guest as filmmaker Stephen French asks for the journalist’s take on the unprecedented crisis.

from Scheer Intelligence

Revered multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has always taken a stand for the downtrodden, and her new song "You Can't Rule Me" makes no exception.

Lucinda Williams: “You Can’t Rule Me”

Revered multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has always taken a stand for the downtrodden, and her new song "You Can't Rule Me" makes no exception.

from Today's Top Tune

You might feel like you’re losing your mind at home. Socializing offers a ton of benefits for physical and mental health.

Queer creatives build safe communities online during COVID-19

You might feel like you’re losing your mind at home. Socializing offers a ton of benefits for physical and mental health.

from Greater LA

Maybe you’ve been wanting to scream during all the isolation and stay-at-home orders during this COVID-19 pandemic.   
  Heather Havrilesky, who writes the    “Ask Polly” column   ,…

Stay active, stay connected: ‘Ask Polly’ columnist on how to survive COVID-19 isolation

Maybe you’ve been wanting to scream during all the isolation and stay-at-home orders during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Heather Havrilesky, who writes the “Ask Polly” column ,…

from Greater LA

LA’s newest COVID-19 mobile testing site    opened at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Willowbrook on Wednesday.

What one doctor is seeing on the ground at new LA COVID-19 testing site

LA’s newest COVID-19 mobile testing site opened at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Willowbrook on Wednesday.

from Greater LA

Charles North describes Everything and Other Poems as “messy poetry” without the formal demands of his earlier work.

Charles North: Everything and Other Poems

Charles North describes Everything and Other Poems as “messy poetry” without the formal demands of his earlier work.

from Bookworm

Preliminary    data    from the CDC show that men in the U.S. are more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. China and Italy saw the same thing.

Why men are dying at higher rates than women from COVID-19

Preliminary data from the CDC show that men in the U.S. are more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. China and Italy saw the same thing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Famed California writer Jack London is best remembered for his Gold Rush novels, but he also imagined California in the throes of a pandemic.

London calling

Famed California writer Jack London is best remembered for his Gold Rush novels, but he also imagined California in the throes of a pandemic.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

President Trump has spent the last few weeks blaming governors and other local officials for the shortfalls in medical supplies they’ve been experiencing.    
   “Governors are…

Federal government is seizing gear from hospitals with no explanation

President Trump has spent the last few weeks blaming governors and other local officials for the shortfalls in medical supplies they’ve been experiencing.  “Governors are…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Brave New Rave

African Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than white people.    
   Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CBS on Tuesday, “When you look at being black in America —…

Black Americans seem to be dying at disproportionately high rates from COVID-19

African Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than white people.  Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CBS on Tuesday, “When you look at being black in America —…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Aaron Byrd has seen a lot of studio sessions during his 13 years at KCRW.

Throwback Session: Marlon Williams Live on MBE (2018)

Aaron Byrd has seen a lot of studio sessions during his 13 years at KCRW.

from Music News

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

Latest Show

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

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. Much of the economy has shut down, leaving millions out of work.

Jobs carnage mounts: 17 million file for unemployment in 3 weeks

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. Much of the economy has shut down, leaving millions out of work.

from NPR

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced California would be sending 500 ventilators across the United States to help local governments manage their surges of COVID-19 patients.

Gov. Newsom sent ventilators to other states, but Riverside County is scrambling to secure their own

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced California would be sending 500 ventilators across the United States to help local governments manage their surges of COVID-19 patients.

from KCRW Features

As of last Friday, only a third of Keara Williams’ high school english students had submitted assignments she posted online after her South LA school closed three weeks ago.

Despite poor internet access and language barriers, LA teacher tries to reach students

As of last Friday, only a third of Keara Williams’ high school english students had submitted assignments she posted online after her South LA school closed three weeks ago.

from KCRW Features