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Soul-jazz-hip-hop stalwart José James hits KCRW with his fifth(!) performance, sharing highlights from “1978” — his most soulful, funky, and political album yet.

Soul-jazz-hip-hop stalwart José James hits KCRW with his fifth(!) performance, sharing highlights from “1978” — his most soulful, funky, and political album yet.

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Young Fathers: KCRW Live from HQ

Experimental collective Young Fathers bring cuts from their acclaimed 2023 LP “Heavy Heavy” to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio.

KCRW Partner Screening: 'Dìdi (弟弟)'

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KCRW, Vidiots, and Focus Features invite you to a special advance screening of Dìdi (弟弟) followed by a conversation with director, Sean Wang moderated by Hiro Murai.

LA teens gain cash and skills in high-demand trades

A paid summer program helps teenagers learn trade skills that are in high demand but usually not taught in classrooms.

Can’t find Zyns? Tell KCRW where you get your fav nic fix

Do you love popping a Zyn? The nicotine product is hard to find anywhere. KCRW wants to know how you get your fix.

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

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

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Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

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FREAKS ONLY

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

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An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

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Paul Haddad’s “Inventing Paradise: The Power Brokers Who Created the Dream of Los Angeles” details how a small town turned into a bustling metropolis.

In ‘Inventing Paradise,’ meet the visionaries who built LA

Paul Haddad’s “Inventing Paradise: The Power Brokers Who Created the Dream of Los Angeles” details how a small town turned into a bustling metropolis.

from KCRW Features

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

Offshore wind: California doubles down on climate plan

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

from KCRW Features

COVID FLiRT variant is spreading. Should you get another booster?

Mexican tomatillo salsa, Indian green chutney, and Italian salsa verde — use them as condiments for grilled meat, fish, or tofu.

Try Mexican, Indian, Italian green sauces to enliven savory dishes

Mexican tomatillo salsa, Indian green chutney, and Italian salsa verde — use them as condiments for grilled meat, fish, or tofu.

Critics review the latest film releases “Twisters,” “Oddity,” “Crossing,” and “Skywalkers: A Love Story.”

Weekend film reviews: ‘Twisters,’ ‘Oddity,’ ‘Crossing’

Critics review the latest film releases “Twisters,” “Oddity,” “Crossing,” and “Skywalkers: A Love Story.”

What would a second presidential term for Donald Trump look like?

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: July 18th, 2024

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Novena Carmel.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Women with Wrenches demystifies the often male-dominated field of auto repair and upkeep, teaching attendees the basics of car maintenance.

Women with Wrenches gets drivers under the hood, demystifies cars

Women with Wrenches demystifies the often male-dominated field of auto repair and upkeep, teaching attendees the basics of car maintenance.

from KCRW Features

Pamplona, Spain’s indie pop quartet Melenas released their third album Ahora in 2023, and their sonic palette further expanded in 2024 with a remix EP featuring a Peanut Butter Wolf…

Today’s Top Tune: Melenas ‘Bang’ (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)

Pamplona, Spain’s indie pop quartet Melenas released their third album Ahora in 2023, and their sonic palette further expanded in 2024 with a remix EP featuring a Peanut Butter Wolf…

from Today's Top Tune

Nonprofit Heal the Bay is out with its annual report card on water quality at CA beaches. It found that rainy winters may be making the ocean more toxic.

Rainy winters and sewage are worsening CA beach water quality

Nonprofit Heal the Bay is out with its annual report card on water quality at CA beaches. It found that rainy winters may be making the ocean more toxic.

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Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, July 17, 2024

Music to lift your spirits. An expansive sonic journey featuring new and classic rhythms from all over the globe.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: July 17, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

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LA’s Pale Jay pens the ultimate ode to me time and secret gardens on his fresh cut “The Garden.”

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Pale Jay, Pale Waves, Girl Ultra

LA’s Pale Jay pens the ultimate ode to me time and secret gardens on his fresh cut “The Garden.”

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Celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro died in May. But her daughter recently went public about being sexually abused by her stepfather and getting no support from her mom.

How to read Alice Munro’s stories — after revelations of abuse from her daughter?

Celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro died in May. But her daughter recently went public about being sexually abused by her stepfather and getting no support from her mom.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The second day of the Republican National Convention featured tough talk against immigration.

Latino men are shifting to GOP. Can Democrats win them back?

The second day of the Republican National Convention featured tough talk against immigration.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s new novel, the patriarch of the Fletcher family establishes a lucrative business after escaping the Holocaust, then gets kidnapped.

‘Long Island Compromise’: Can money truly buy security?

In Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s new novel, the patriarch of the Fletcher family establishes a lucrative business after escaping the Holocaust, then gets kidnapped.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gently stretch out of any hump day blahs you might be feeling with the hazy feelings provided by strongboi, Photay, and more.

MBE playlist July 17: strongboi, Photay, Hermanos Gutiérrez

Gently stretch out of any hump day blahs you might be feeling with the hazy feelings provided by strongboi, Photay, and more.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

Reyna Tropical: KCRW Live from HQ

LA psych-cumbia project Reyna Tropical brings resilient joy to KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with cuts from their long-awaited debut LP, “Malegriá.”

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We’re friends with benefits, but I want more! How do I keep things romantic with my spouse? My partner isn’t as excited about butt play as I am, help!

Moving on from friends with benefits with Ro ‘Wyldeflower’ Contreras

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