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Teflon, the nonstick pan coating made by DuPont, was originally praised as a great American innovation. But the chemical used to make it was toxic.

Teflon, the nonstick pan coating made by DuPont, was originally praised as a great American innovation. But the chemical used to make it was toxic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This Week in Weed: Has the bubble burst?

Marijuana stocks were the hottest on the market just a few weeks ago. But now some of those companies are in a tailspin.

5 takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate

After a slow start to the fifth Democratic presidential debate, the surging Pete Buttigieg parried attacks on race and his level of experience.

USC’s Trojan Shelter helps unhoused college students

Trojan Shelter is a new homeless shelter in LA, where college students receive three meals a day, peer-to-peer counseling, and assistance in finding permanent housing.

Chef Alison Roman on cooking unfussy food when having people over

Alison Roman has a knack for making her recipes go viral, even something as simple as a    chickpea stew    or    chocolate chip cookies   .

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Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.

from Greater LA

The public impeachment hearings roll on.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Claude Fontaine is an LA native, who followed her heart to London and ended up falling in love with reggae, bossa nova and Brazilian tropicalia.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Although the extent of our lawless detention program in Guantanamo Bay is something many Americans know little about, it affects us all.

The Stain on America’s Collective Soul That Will Not Wash Away

Although the extent of our lawless detention program in Guantanamo Bay is something many Americans know little about, it affects us all.

from Scheer Intelligence

LA based indie pop boy band mmmonika are extra lovable for showcasing their vulnerable side as they express hard emotions via "Swamp Time!."

mmmonika: “Swamp Time!”

LA based indie pop boy band mmmonika are extra lovable for showcasing their vulnerable side as they express hard emotions via "Swamp Time!."

from Today's Top Tune

On Tuesday, November 21st, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

On Tuesday, November 21st, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

Lynda Barry’s   Making Comics   is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.

Lynda Barry: Making Comics

Lynda Barry’s  Making Comics  is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.

from Bookworm

Josh and Ken discuss an eventful day of impeachment testimony.

Bonus: All The President’s Lawyers at USC

Josh and Ken discuss an eventful day of impeachment testimony.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The City of LA is considering doing away with requirements that developers provide parking with new buildings in downtown.

The parking dilemma and LA’s future

The City of LA is considering doing away with requirements that developers provide parking with new buildings in downtown.

from Greater LA

Last night, the top 10 Democratic candidates for president met in Atlanta for their fifth debate. Women outnumbered men on the stage, partly because all the moderators were women.

Latest Democratic debate: women’s edition

Last night, the top 10 Democratic candidates for president met in Atlanta for their fifth debate. Women outnumbered men on the stage, partly because all the moderators were women.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fiona Hill, former senior director on Russia at the National Security Council, testified this morning before the House Intelligence Committee.  She took Republicans to task for…

Impeachment inquiry public hearings: What we’ve learned over the past 2 weeks

Fiona Hill, former senior director on Russia at the National Security Council, testified this morning before the House Intelligence Committee.  She took Republicans to task for…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The National are celebrating Record Store Day Black Friday (November 29) with Juicy Sonic Magic -- a complete recording of their two-night stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley last…

The National pay tribute to legendary '70s bootlegger Mike Millard with Juicy Sonic Magic

The National are celebrating Record Store Day Black Friday (November 29) with Juicy Sonic Magic -- a complete recording of their two-night stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley last…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted today on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Netanyahu indicted amid major political paralysis in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted today on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

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

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program featuring new releases, live performances, and interviews. Listen through the close of 2019 for a rotating cast of DJs

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Taking a leap of faith into the unknown is what prompted the Brooklyn duo Overcoats to base their song on the tarot card "The Fool."

Overcoats: “The Fool”

Taking a leap of faith into the unknown is what prompted the Brooklyn duo Overcoats to base their song on the tarot card "The Fool."

from Today's Top Tune

Anthony Valadez sits in for Jeremy Sole.

Anthony Valadez guest hosts

Anthony Valadez sits in for Jeremy Sole.

from Jeremy Sole

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

Latest Show

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

from Travis Holcombe

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot although I am not technically a licensed pilot I do pilot a plane to takeoff. A real plane. Into the sky.

Supposed to Fly

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot although I am not technically a licensed pilot I do pilot a plane to takeoff. A real plane. Into the sky.

from Martini Shot

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

Do TV debates help voters decide?

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

from To the Point