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

Whitney Houston sang backup at 14. Jimi Hendrix performed as the hired guitarist for Little Richard and The Isley Brothers. Reginald Dwight, aka Elton John, and his 1960's R&B band backed Patti Labelle.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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.

South LA COVID vaccine standby line sparks racial equity debate

Kedren Community Health Center primarily serves Black and Latino Angelenos who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Difficulties vaccinating older Angelenos and the importance of community health clinics

People ages 65 and up can currently get vaccinated against COVID-19 in LA County. But the public health department says fewer than half of that age group have received the first dose.

Epidemiologist on when SoCal might reach herd immunity, and why teens should be the focus of vaccinations

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Feb. 23 3 hr, 1 min

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

Feb. 23 2 hr, 50 min

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Feb. 21 2 hr, 1 min

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

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Growing up on LA radio, Anthony had a fixation for shouts outs and dedications. Art Laboe connected distant lovers with oldies to young lovers sitting by their radios.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! A great show we have lined up for you. At least a couple of bands that are making their first appearance on our show.

from Henry Rollins

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

from KCRW Features

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

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“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

Director Lee Daniels on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ and why ‘Strange Fruit’ is a protest anthem

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

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.

Today on MBE: José James, Toro y Moi, Jarreau Vandal, and more

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

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 23, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 23, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for February 23, 2021.

Last year, Bartees Strange extolled his favorite band The National via an EP of covers. Strange’s debut album is a startling contrast to that work with “Mustang” at its epicenter.

Bartees Strange: ‘Mustang’

Last year, Bartees Strange extolled his favorite band The National via an EP of covers. Strange’s debut album is a startling contrast to that work with “Mustang” at its epicenter.

from Today's Top Tune

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

from Eclectic 24

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, February 22, 2021

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

from Travis Holcombe

The deregulation of electric utilities in California has been an issue for years.

Some OC cities push to buy their own energy and get off the SoCal Edison grid

The deregulation of electric utilities in California has been an issue for years.

from Greater LA