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There’s no doubt 2021 is off to a great start in regards to music. There's been so many releases to help us get through these most interesting times.

There’s no doubt 2021 is off to a great start in regards to music. There's been so many releases to help us get through these most interesting times. A true stand out is the latest single from José González.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Wasted: These plants are genetically modified to remove more carbon emissions from the air

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 25, 2021.

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

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, February 24, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

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

Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Manhattan DA’s subpoena for Trump’s records and Stormy Daniels’ appeal of her loss in her defamation case…

SCOTUS and the subpoena

Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Manhattan DA’s subpoena for Trump’s records and Stormy Daniels’ appeal of her loss in her defamation case…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

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…

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Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.

Garrett Bradley: ‘Time’

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.

from The Treatment