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Episode ‘Desus & Mero’ hosts discuss comedy roots, and late-night show success
Comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have careers that span from social media to television’s late-night show scene. Today, they host “ Desus & Mero ” on Showtime.
Episode All of the lights and glitter: Will 'Elvis' be a box-office success?
With Baz Luhrmann and an endorsement from Elvis’ estate, Warner Bros. hopes to cash in with their new feature film “Elvis.”
Episode Has America lost the key to democracy?
The authors of “Let’s Agree to Disagree” offer a guide to fostering critical thinking and dialogue in a society that seems to have forgotten how to engage in either.
Episode Is this bipartisanship on election integrity and gun safety?
Panelists discuss the bipartisan deal struck in the Senate on gun safety, as well as the testimony of Republican election officials who stood up to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Episode image/x-jg How Hollywood Bowl connects music lovers, from end of WWI to COVID
The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its centennial this July. KCRW looks at its origin story and legacy in LA. Listeners also share their favorite experiences there.
Episode Who’s most likely to become homeless? LA uses new prediction tool
More than 66,000 people are unhoused in LA County. UCLA researchers are trying to predict who is most likely to become homeless, so officials can intervene before it happens.
Episode Op-ed: Crucial rail project in San Jose has gone off track
A project to link rail systems in the Bay Area’s most populous city is beset with problems and delays. It doesn’t bode well for LA’s Union Station.
Episode application/x-maker Pride Poets hotline brings creativity and comfort to LGBTQ community
The Pride Poets hotline writes custom, on-the-spot, free poems for anyone who dials in. This year, its creative team took more than 200 calls.
Episode Our lives are too controlled: Residents after Larry Ellison buys Lanai island
Oracle’s Larry Ellison bought most of the Hawaiian island of Lanai for $300 million, becoming the boss and landlord to residents. Many ended up struggling financially, and some moved off the island.
Episode High schooler gets a graduate class in COVID disruption
Recently graduated seniors had a high school experience like no other, with parts of three years impacted by the pandemic. South Pasadena High’s Noah Kuhn says he tried to make the most of it.
Episode How LA cemeteries avoid browning grass amid drought restrictions
New drought restrictions limit millions of Southern Californians to watering their yards once or twice weekly. Cemeteries are looking for ways to avoid turning brown.
Episode Mental health crisis is intensifying among CA firefighters
Cal Fire’s workforce endures PTSD, suicidal ideation, and endless work rotations. CalMatters has chronicled the agency’s mental health crisis.
Episode The Blacker the Cherry: The abolitionist history of the Black Republican Cherry
The story behind the Republican Cherry is as rich and complex as the flavor itself. It begins with one family in Iowa, and swells to include the Underground Railroad, the Oregon Trail, and the birth of the Pacific fruit industry.
Episode chemical/x-pdb Disappointment
If we are not careful, disappointment can have devastating long-term consequences.
Episode application/x-internet-signup Is gender innate?
Primatologist Frans de Waal examines the significance of biology and culture on gendered behavior, and neuroscientist Lise Eliot debunks the theory that the male and female brains are different.
Episode ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ ‘We Own This City,’ and the vintage clothing that inspires menswear designer Emily Bode
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers talks about how the show has changed for the better since the pandemic began.
Episode ECMAScript program Juneteenth, red drinks, barbecue, cherries
Food writer and master home cook Nicole Taylor lays out a spread of ribs, red drinks, and potato salad in the first cookbook devoted entirely to a Juneteenth celebration.
Episode Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares her path from making docs to directing ‘Ms. Marvel’
Twice Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy directed two episodes of Disney’s limited series “ Ms. Marvel .”
Episode ODT template Will audiences boycott Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ amid same-sex kiss controversy?
Fearing a US boycott over a same-sex kiss scene on “Lightyear,” Disney lowballs its opening to cap at $70 million. The animated film is Disney’s first theatrical release during the pandemic.
Episode chemical/x-pdb What did Trump know and when did he know it?
Panelists discuss revelations from the House hearings on the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Plus, the Federal Reserve takes big action on inflation.
Episode audio/x-realaudio Craig McNamara reveals the truth behind the lies of his father, Robert McNamara
The author of “Because Our Fathers Lied” lays bare agonizing truths about America his father helped to shape.
Episode Yoga, runs, hikes: This group pursues racial equity through wellness
One LA family morphed their weekly Black Lives Matter protests into a racial equity and wellness movement that’s drawing hundreds to a park for yoga and fellowship every week.
Episode Kill gas tax or give $200 checks? Lawmakers are at odds
California has the highest gas prices in the nation, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.
Episode LA moms turn to placenta pills for energy boost, depression prevention
More new moms in LA are deciding to eat their placentas. But why? And what’s the best way to do it?
Episode More young people identify as trans, but backlash grows to LGBTQ+ visibility
About 1.6 million Americans now identify as transgender, and nearly half of them are teenagers or young adults, according to UCLA. The demographic shift comes at a socio-politically fraught time.
Episode C source code Rufus Wainwright on Judy Garland’s impact, LA as best place to make music
Rufus Wainwright will play at The Ford Theatre in LA on June 14 to perform songs from his new album: “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Records.”
Episode application/x-troff-me ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae on season 2, stardom and disparity
Korean actor Lee Jung-jae reached global fame as Seong Gi-hun, or Player 456, in Netflix’s “Squid Game.” He says he’s grateful for so many fans and is eager to shoot season two.
Episode After century of educating low-income kids, LA Catholic school closes
For generations, Catholic schools have represented a pathway to the middle class for immigrants. But thousands have closed, the latest in Boyle Heights.
Episode C source code Juneteenth: Hollywood Bowl welcomes all-Black orchestra for first time
The all-Black Re-Collective Orchestra will make history on June 19 when it performs at the Hollywood Bowl’s “ Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom ” event.
Episode text/texmacs Griffith Park Pony Rides: Fun for kids, what about animals?
Animal rights activists claim Griffith Park Pony Rides, a 74-year-old equestrian center, mistreats its young horses. They’re not shy about disrupting family outings and kids’ birthday parties to make their point.