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EpisodeLA Weekly in turmoil
One of the owners of the LA Weekly is suing his partners, alleging mismanagement and even fraud. It is the latest snafu for the new ownership group that has never really been embraced by the alt-weekly's readership.
EpisodeJoshua Cohen and Samuel Nicholson: ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction
Samuel Nicholson edited three of Joshua Cohen’s books at Random House, including his recent collection of nonfiction, ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction.
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Anthony Valadez sits in for Jason Bentley.
Episode text/texmacsThe Secret Life of Plants
Stevie Wonder’s entire life, according to conspiracy theorists, is a lie. He’s been able to see all along. But what does that have to do with the idea that plants are conscious beings capable of communication?
Episode D source codePhosphorescent “New Birth in New England”
October brings a much-anticipated full-length recording from Phosphorescent, their first in five years. It's also the story of what took place for the band's founder Matthew Houck during that time; he fell in love, started a family, moved across country, and built a studio from the ground up. Blending the earthy with the incandescent, here's a characteristic snapshot from the record, "New Birth in New England."
Episode application/x-troff-meYou’ve heard of me?
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I tell the story of two actors up for the same part who interpreted the character very differently, and what happened after that. Spoiler alert: they both got the job. Which almost never happens.
EpisodeSam Levinson: "Assassination Nation’’
Director Sam Levinson discusses emotional volatility of the internet in "Assassination Nation".
Episode D source codeDrug education in the era of legal weed
D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
Episode object codeKavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Meets #MeToo
Senate confirmation looked like a done deal, but gender politics are disrupting the process. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s unblemished record is up against a woman’s lifetime of trauma--depending on who you believe. What are the options for Senate Republicans less than two months before this year’s elections?
Episode D source codeNo Attorney General? Sad!
Is it just us, or are the president’s legal issues a little more sprawling than usual this week?
EpisodeRaul Campos guest hosts
Raul Campos sits in for Jason Bentley.
Episode D source codeThe Ones Who Stayed
It's been one year since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico. LA Taco's Daniel Hernandez went to Mexico City to talk with three Americans about how their lives were changed. And why they stayed to rebuild in Mexico.
Episode chemical/x-mdl-rdfileThe Bodies Award
Host Allison Behringer plays the three finalists from the KCRW Radio Race “Bodies Award.” She takes us behind the scenes and explains why she chose these short stories. Each piece was created by independent producers in just one day as part of KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race.  To learn more and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group  www.facebook.com/groups/BodiesPodcast/ . Nothing is off the table and everyone is welcome.
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Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados.
EpisodeThe Watson Twins: “Hustle and Shake”
It's a fact that sibling harmonies are as tight as you can get. Case in point: The Watson Twins - identical sisters who co-wrote and sang all the parts together for the first time on their forthcoming album, "Duo." Inspired by their Nashville backdrop, "Hustle and Shake" is an original twangy folk tune.
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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.
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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.
Episode ECMAScript programSacred Texts, Metaphysical Images
Edward Goldman talks about the parallels between centuries-old sacred manuscripts at The Getty Center and metaphysical paintings by Sharon Ellis at Christopher Grimes Gallery.
Episode application/x-internet-signupLakers get Lebron, Clippers get Jenkins?
The biggest signing of the NBA off-season, without question, was in Los Angeles. Lebron James, considered by many as the best basketball player to ever play, is bringing his talents to Tinseltown. He will suit up for the L.A. Lakers. The Clippers have responded with a signing of their own. But it's not on the basketball court, but rather in the front office.
EpisodeGigamansions and the new Gilded Age
DnA visits The One, a "gigamansion" under construction in Bel Air with a record- breaking price tag of $500 million. And we'll compare the opulent homes of the first Gilded Age with the sleek glass boxes of what may be a new Gilded Age.
Episode application/x-troff-meEthan Hawke on ‘Blaze’ and why he’s uneasy about his own fame
Ethan Hawke’s latest movie, “Blaze,” is about little-known country folk singer Blaze Foley. Foley struggled for years, writing and performing in anonymity. Foley was shot and killed in 1989, at age 39.
EpisodeAnne Litt guest hosts
Anne Litt sits in for Jason Bentley.
EpisodeFall TV Preview
With the Emmys done and dusted, it's time to look ahead to fall TV. The fall season is no longer as big a deal as it used to be for network TV, but it's still a time when broadcast and streaming alike launch some big projects.
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Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.
Episode ECMAScript programGuster: “Hard Times”
Every few years, with the release of new music from them, we are reminded of Guster's greatness. Seductively steady, "Hard Times" gives us a hint of an album on the horizon and showcases their unique charm via new sonic pathways.
EpisodeJeff Chang: The Afro-Asian Connection
When political institutions shut out wide swaths of people, the path to change is often through culture. Hip-hop scholar Jeff Chang gets political with Justin, calling out the strengths and stressors among black and Asian communities in California and American culture more broadly.
EpisodeIs Orange County Now a Tax-Loving Paradise?
Voters to decide on sales-tax increases in seven cities this November.
EpisodeCatching glimpses of a great play
It’s easy to see why Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” won a Pulitzer prize. “Sweat” chronicles what happens to a union factory town when the old way of doing things isn’t doing it anymore. It’s set mostly in a local dive bar. The kind of place you go after your shift to grab a beer. The kind of place you celebrate every birthday since - well, hell you can’t even remember it’s been so long.
EpisodeNeil deGrasse Tyson on whether war in space is coming
Neil deGrasse Tyson says astrophysicists are mostly peace-loving scientists, but have always been complicit in warfare. He also explains what war in space could look like, but why it’s unlikely to happen. His new book is titled “Accessory to War.”
EpisodeLiza Richardson guest hosts
Liza Richardson sits in for Jason Bentley.

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