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Film Independent Presents and KCRW bring you an advance screening of Episode 1 of Good Omens. We hope to see you there!

Film Independent Presents and KCRW bring you an advance screening of Trial By Fire from Roadside Attractions.

KCRW invites you to attend a free advance screening of Poms from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

KCRW Partner Screening: Poms

KCRW invites you to attend a free advance screening of Poms from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

FILM at LACMA in partnership with KCRW presents an advance screening of Fosse/Verdon from FX Networks.

KCRW Partner Screening: Fosse/Verdon

FILM at LACMA in partnership with KCRW presents an advance screening of Fosse/Verdon from FX Networks.

Film Independent Presents in partnership with KCRW bring you a special advance screening of The Best of Enemies from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

KCRW Partner Screening: The Best of Enemies

Film Independent Presents in partnership with KCRW bring you a special advance screening of The Best of Enemies from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

When speaking in radio, you shouldn’t say “verdant lawn” when you mean “green grass.” Clarity is king.

Want to own your voice? It's easier than you think

When speaking in radio, you shouldn’t say “verdant lawn” when you mean “green grass.” Clarity is king.

It’s a very international year for the Academy Awards. ‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ led the way with 10 Oscar nominations each, including best picture and best director.

Full list of 2019 Oscar winners, nominees and KCRW interviews

It’s a very international year for the Academy Awards. ‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ led the way with 10 Oscar nominations each, including best picture and best director.

Santa Barbara pastry chef Sandra Adu Zelli will debut her new bakery business, Gipsy Hill Bakery at the Santa Barbara Night Market, a holiday pop-up inside the old Macy’s building…

British baked goods meet Californian ingredients at the Santa Barbara Night Market

Santa Barbara pastry chef Sandra Adu Zelli will debut her new bakery business, Gipsy Hill Bakery at the Santa Barbara Night Market, a holiday pop-up inside the old Macy’s building…

When chef Emma West began working at Satellite, a natural wine bar in Santa Barbara, she couldn’t help but notice all the people walking by in yoga pants. A popular…

Satellite chef Emma West on her Yoga Pants salad

When chef Emma West began working at Satellite, a natural wine bar in Santa Barbara, she couldn’t help but notice all the people walking by in yoga pants. A popular…

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The Santa Barbara Indian restaurant Bibi Ji is lucky enough to sit just blocks away from two weekly farmers markets. That means dishes are brimming with fresh produce. To celebrate…

Bibi Ji chef Gary Singh on cooking with eggplant

The Santa Barbara Indian restaurant Bibi Ji is lucky enough to sit just blocks away from two weekly farmers markets. That means dishes are brimming with fresh produce. To celebrate…

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Just east of West Hollywood, right before the iconic Sunset Strip, a MedMen billboard looms over pedestrians and al fresco diners eating burgers at nearby cafe.

Now that recreational marijuana is legal, what should advertising look like?

Just east of West Hollywood, right before the iconic Sunset Strip, a MedMen billboard looms over pedestrians and al fresco diners eating burgers at nearby cafe.

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The wait is over. We’re proud to announce the winners of KCRW’s 6th annual 24-hour Radio Race. When we released this year’s theme, The New Normal, we encouraged the 250…

KCRW’s 6th Annual 24-hour Radio Race winners

The wait is over. We’re proud to announce the winners of KCRW’s 6th annual 24-hour Radio Race. When we released this year’s theme, The New Normal, we encouraged the 250…

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When Joe Reyes died last month, he was one of hundreds of people who die homeless in Los Angeles every year. Almost 900 people died on the streets last year,…

A vigil for Joe Reyes shines a light on dying homeless

When Joe Reyes died last month, he was one of hundreds of people who die homeless in Los Angeles every year. Almost 900 people died on the streets last year,…

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If you visit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on certain Saturdays, you may notice new cooking demos taking place. Sometimes it’s a local chef teaching you how to cook a…

What the color of fruits and veggies says about their phytonutrients

If you visit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on certain Saturdays, you may notice new cooking demos taking place. Sometimes it’s a local chef teaching you how to cook a…

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If you’ve never stayed up for 24 hours straight to make radio, you’re missing out. KCRW’s 6th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race had 250 teams participate this year. We received submissions…

Announcing KCRW’s top 10 Radio Race finalists

If you’ve never stayed up for 24 hours straight to make radio, you’re missing out. KCRW’s 6th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race had 250 teams participate this year. We received submissions…

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College students are returning to their campuses this month to begin the new academic year. And in the months ahead there will likely be heated debates, big and small, over…

How free should free speech be on university campuses?

College students are returning to their campuses this month to begin the new academic year. And in the months ahead there will likely be heated debates, big and small, over…

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Electric scooters seem to be everywhere you look these days, zipping by on the sidewalk, or blocking the sidewalk, dotting every other street corner.

How should e-scooters be regulated?

Electric scooters seem to be everywhere you look these days, zipping by on the sidewalk, or blocking the sidewalk, dotting every other street corner.

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For some people, a trip to the farmers market is the highlight of the week. But for others, it can be an intimidating experience. There’s a lot to choose from…

How to shop, cook and eat like a farmer

For some people, a trip to the farmers market is the highlight of the week. But for others, it can be an intimidating experience. There’s a lot to choose from…

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 Picture the inside of a casino. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? You don’t have to be a high roller in your spare time to stake a…

Why are there casinos in Hawaiian Gardens and Bell Gardens?

 Picture the inside of a casino. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? You don’t have to be a high roller in your spare time to stake a…

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On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,…

Healing sexual assault through cabaret

On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,…

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My laptop glows red behind the dimmest setting of my headlamp. I’m taking a short break to eat a small ration of my cousin’s rhubarb pie. It’s 2:37 a.m., I’m…

How KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race convinced me to quit my day job

My laptop glows red behind the dimmest setting of my headlamp. I’m taking a short break to eat a small ration of my cousin’s rhubarb pie. It’s 2:37 a.m., I’m…

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 In the 1960s, Latino and Filipino farmworkers in California’s Central Valley were struggling to unionize in a battle for better pay and labor conditions.

Robert Kennedy and California’s Farm Labor Movement

 In the 1960s, Latino and Filipino farmworkers in California’s Central Valley were struggling to unionize in a battle for better pay and labor conditions.

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The results are in! Two weeks ago, we asked you to participate in a voting round to determine which of your awesome questions Curious Coast should investigate next. Today, after…

And the next story we’re going to investigate is…

The results are in! Two weeks ago, we asked you to participate in a voting round to determine which of your awesome questions Curious Coast should investigate next. Today, after…

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