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Filmmaker Siân Heder and actress Marlee Matlin tell KCRW about their journey to make “CODA,” a family drama featuring a mostly Deaf cast.

from The Business

Viewers can now stream the entirety of the upcoming Olympic Games on Peacock. But hosting the games in China comes with complications.

from The Business

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

All of the Olympics will stream on Peacock. Will anybody watch?

For the first time, all of the Olympic Games will be available to watch on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. But how many people will actually tune in?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Mark Oliver Everett, singer of the LA band Eels, talks about the lack of a warm relationship with his quantum physicist dad, and eating strawberries and popcorn for dinner.

Eels singer on forgiving parents, using music as an emotional outlet

Mark Oliver Everett, singer of the LA band Eels, talks about the lack of a warm relationship with his quantum physicist dad, and eating strawberries and popcorn for dinner.

from Greater LA

Critics discuss highlights from the Sundance Film Festival, plus new films in theaters and on streaming services, such as “Home Team,” “Sundown,” and “Cyrano.”

‘Jeen-Yuhs’ shows Kanye's early career with cautionary tale of fame, says critic

Critics discuss highlights from the Sundance Film Festival, plus new films in theaters and on streaming services, such as “Home Team,” “Sundown,” and “Cyrano.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro, whose latest film is an adaption of the novel “Nightmare Alley” by William Lindsay…

Guillermo del Toro: ‘Nightmare Alley’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes back Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro, whose latest film is an adaption of the novel “Nightmare Alley” by William Lindsay…

from The Treatment

Damon Albarn — from Blur and Gorillaz — recently said Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs, sparking near-immediate backlash from Swift and her fans.

Can’t be both young and brilliant? Taylor Swift rebukes claims that she doesn’t write her own songs

Damon Albarn — from Blur and Gorillaz — recently said Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs, sparking near-immediate backlash from Swift and her fans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Finding Your Roots” is a PBS series that combs through family lineages of famous people. It’s inspired by host Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s own experience tracing his family tree.

Why do some families keep their roots a secret? Pain, says Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“Finding Your Roots” is a PBS series that combs through family lineages of famous people. It’s inspired by host Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s own experience tracing his family tree.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ star Andrew Garfield on art as medicine for the soul

Actor Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “tick, tick…BOOM!” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

In 2022, why is the record industry spending big bucks on old music?

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Lunana: A Yak In the Classroom" is Bhutan's international-feature entry for the Oscars.

Altitude Adjustment

"Lunana: A Yak In the Classroom" is Bhutan's international-feature entry for the Oscars.

from Film Reviews

Bradley Cooper shares his worries about the streaming future, even though his next film is going to Netflix.

Bradley Cooper on Rocket Raccoon’s voice, his next film going to Netflix

Bradley Cooper shares his worries about the streaming future, even though his next film is going to Netflix.

from The Business

Netflix now costs as much as HBO Max. How will subscribers react to the price hike? In the world of linear TV, the CW is for sale, which puts a lot of TV writers out of a job.

Netflix raises prices, the CW up for sale

Netflix now costs as much as HBO Max. How will subscribers react to the price hike? In the world of linear TV, the CW is for sale, which puts a lot of TV writers out of a job.

from The Business

The standard Netflix plan now costs $15.49 a month — 50 cents more than HBO Max. Some subscribers may cancel, but the price will likely continue to rise as Netflix grows.

Netflix hikes prices, how will subscribers react?

The standard Netflix plan now costs $15.49 a month — 50 cents more than HBO Max. Some subscribers may cancel, but the price will likely continue to rise as Netflix grows.

from Hollywood Breakdown

“Salt in My Soul” is a documentary and book about former KCRW intern Mallory Smith, who died of cystic fibrosis at age 25.

After losing daughter to cystic fibrosis, a mom is sharing ‘Salt in My Soul’ to help others

“Salt in My Soul” is a documentary and book about former KCRW intern Mallory Smith, who died of cystic fibrosis at age 25.

from Greater LA

Marty Roberts — of the beloved jazz lounge duo Marty and Elayne — passed away this week. His wife Elayne says, “The two of us were like a unit. We didn't really need anything else.”

‘The 2 of us were enough’: Elayne Roberts on her late husband and jazz partner Marty

Marty Roberts — of the beloved jazz lounge duo Marty and Elayne — passed away this week. His wife Elayne says, “The two of us were like a unit. We didn't really need anything else.”

from Greater LA

Critics review new international film releases: “Stop Zemlia,” “The Pink Cloud,” “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,” and “A Hero.”

‘A Hero’ is a moral thriller that examines decision-making, says critic

Critics review new international film releases: “Stop Zemlia,” “The Pink Cloud,” “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,” and “A Hero.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Newly minted LA Opera conductor Lina González-Granados often works with young singers outside of performance halls and says the LA Opera does a good job of bringing music to other…

LA Opera’s new Latina conductor wants to make classical arts more accessible

Newly minted LA Opera conductor Lina González-Granados often works with young singers outside of performance halls and says the LA Opera does a good job of bringing music to other…

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This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Tabitha Jackson, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. This year’s festival has shifted to an online format because of the pandemic.

Tabitha Jackson: Sundance Film Festival 2022

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Tabitha Jackson, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. This year’s festival has shifted to an online format because of the pandemic.

from The Treatment

Some parents and TV critics say “Euphoria” is too graphic and dangerous for young people to watch.

HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ is back. Teens love it, parents are leery

Some parents and TV critics say “Euphoria” is too graphic and dangerous for young people to watch.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand