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At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere.

At a greenhouse in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to clean up the atmosphere. They’re behind the Harnessing Plants Initiative.

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LA’s top academic decathletes prepare for state championship — from their bedrooms

For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

At-home COVID tests by Innova Medical Group: How they work, why they’re still awaiting FDA approval

Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes.

After a year on the sidelines, young athletes can trickle back to the playing fields

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

Asian reality TV: What do ‘Bling Empire’ and ‘House of Ho’ mean for representation?

“Bling Empire” (Netflix) and “House of Ho” (HBO Max) both follow lavish parties, vacations, drama and petty behavior.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

Feb. 24 2 hr, 51 min

Travis Holcombe

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

Feb. 23 3 hr, 1 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Feb. 21 2 hr, 1 min

The Lab

A roundtable of music experts.

Feb. 21 2 hr

Dan Wilcox

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

Feb. 21 1 hr, 56 min

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If there’s one thing that you can expect on KCRW, it's the support of artists who defy genre and category. Jose James is one of those artists.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

from Travis Holcombe

The Ballona Wetlands are juxtaposed against busy streets and tech companies. The area is a small, serene stretch of marsh, mud flats and birds.

from Greater LA

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

from KCRW Features

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This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce.

Sunny War: ‘Lucid Lucy’

This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce.

from Today's Top Tune

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

Parents protest for school reopenings. LA Unified says it’ll bring high-needs students back to campuses in March

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

from Greater LA

For those who can work from home during the pandemic, it’s tedious to sit in the same place all day.

Bored at home during COVID? Let ambience videos take you to a cafe, the woods, or outer space

For those who can work from home during the pandemic, it’s tedious to sit in the same place all day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In spring 1992, South Central Los Angeles was on fire for nearly a week. The uprisings were sparked by the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

Remembering Latasha Harlins, who was shot and killed 30 years ago by a store owner in South LA

In spring 1992, South Central Los Angeles was on fire for nearly a week. The uprisings were sparked by the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are about 1000 shops that sell weed in LA. Most of them are unlicensed and doing these sales illegally .

Recreational marijuana is legal in LA. But most shops selling it are not

There are about 1000 shops that sell weed in LA. Most of them are unlicensed and doing these sales illegally .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One new coronavirus variant is homegrown in California.

California’s COVID variant: How it spreads and if vaccines are less effective against it

One new coronavirus variant is homegrown in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Whitney Houston sang backup at 14. Jimi Hendrix performed as the hired guitarist for Little Richard and The Isley Brothers.

Join us as we travel back in time to revisit the beginnings of some of the most legendary names in music

Whitney Houston sang backup at 14. Jimi Hendrix performed as the hired guitarist for Little Richard and The Isley Brothers.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 24, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 24, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 24, 2021.

Natalie Bergman, the sisterly half of Wild Belle, turns personal tragedy into comfort by creating hopeful spiritual music on her approaching debut solo album.

Natalie Bergman: ‘Shine Your Light On Me’

Natalie Bergman, the sisterly half of Wild Belle, turns personal tragedy into comfort by creating hopeful spiritual music on her approaching debut solo album.

from Today's Top Tune

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, February 23, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

The 51-mile LA River meanders from Canoga Park, through the San Fernando Valley and downtown LA, and out to sea in Long Beach.

Reimagining the LA River with residents’ input

The 51-mile LA River meanders from Canoga Park, through the San Fernando Valley and downtown LA, and out to sea in Long Beach.

from Greater LA

A restoration project for the long-suffering Ballona Wetlands is moving forward after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife certified the final Environmental Impact Report for…

Ballona Wetlands are getting a makeover, but opponents don’t want too much ecological change

A restoration project for the long-suffering Ballona Wetlands is moving forward after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife certified the final Environmental Impact Report for…

from Greater LA

This week’s picks include an artist who blends natural forms cast from nature with minimal geometrics; photographs that highlight human connection; and paintings that explore…

Artworks that blend natural world with a minimal edge

This week’s picks include an artist who blends natural forms cast from nature with minimal geometrics; photographs that highlight human connection; and paintings that explore…

from Arts & Culture Stories

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.

Garrett Bradley: ‘Time’

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.

from The Treatment

With all the extra time people are spending at home and clicking around the internet, online romance scams are thriving .

Romance scams exploded during coronavirus pandemic

With all the extra time people are spending at home and clicking around the internet, online romance scams are thriving .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tennis player Naomi Osaka took home her second Australian Open title over the weekend. She is one of only seven current players — male or female — to win four Grand Slams.

Serena Williams paved the way for Naomi Osaka on and off the tennis court

Tennis player Naomi Osaka took home her second Australian Open title over the weekend. She is one of only seven current players — male or female — to win four Grand Slams.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $7.6 billion stimulus package for California. Millions of residents will receive $600 checks.

California passes $7 billion COVID relief package to help residents, small businesses and college students

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $7.6 billion stimulus package for California. Millions of residents will receive $600 checks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scientists in Cuba say they’re close to developing a coronavirus vaccine of their own. It’s called “ Sovereign 2 ,” and it’s in its final trial stage.

Cuba is close to producing a COVID vaccine and hopes to draw tourists with it

Scientists in Cuba say they’re close to developing a coronavirus vaccine of their own. It’s called “ Sovereign 2 ,” and it’s in its final trial stage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand