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Episode VCS/ICS calendar Women who grew up with Kristin Smart’s ghost prepare for an emotionally triggering trial
The disappearance of Kristin Smart in San Luis Obispo has gone unsolved for 25 years, and among those demanding justice are local women who grew up following her case.
Episode chemical/x-molconn-Z Natalie Morales: ‘Plan B’
Director and actor Natalie Morales on making an R-rated teen comedy about health care.
Episode Political tension rises over homelessness in Venice
LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk. LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was also in the area.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, June 8, 2021
Today we have the serene sounds of LA based producer Carlos Nino, world flavor from Kokoroko, and straight out of Brooklyn is 79.5, a collective of creatives who are hitting the road with Durand Jones And The Indications this fall.
Episode Joan Armatrading: ‘Already There’
Joan Armatrading’s first album came out in 1972 and is the first female singer/songwriter out of the U.K. to receive international success via her recordings.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, June 7, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode C source code Will delivery drones be a thing? A fight for LA’s skies is brewing
Some of the world’s largest corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Google, and UPS are all looking into using drones to deliver small packages.
Episode C source code Amazon wants to network its devices using your home internet
Starting Tuesday, your Amazon devices, along with everyone else’s in your neighborhood, will be able to connect to each other and the internet systems they use. The project is called Amazon Sidewalk .
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, June 7, 2021
We've got new gems to help kick off a new week. We have something exciting from Cuban collective Okute AND something from the 20th anniversary edition of the Avalanches groundbreaking album Since I Left You.
Episode object code Masayoshi Fujita: ‘Morocco’
Vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita is based in the magical place of rural Japan where life flows with the seasons.
Episode LeRoy Downs' playlist, June 6, 2021
"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.
Episode Jeremy Sole's playlist, June 6, 2021
Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.
Episode José Galván's playlist, June 6, 2021
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, June 6, 2021
Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes to Latin rhythms and indie rock.
Episode C header Hugh Grant on Murdoch phone hacking scandal and embracing the bad guy role
Earlier in his career, Hugh Grant played the charming lead in romantic comedies. But lately, Grant has relished performing the role of the bad guy, including in the HBO series “The Undoing.”
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If COVID-19 has taught us anything, one lesson is that we need to rethink allowing promotions for treatments that are overdone, unnecessary, or not proven effective.
Episode KCRW Broadcast 636
Fanatic! Do we have a great Saturday night show lined up for you. Extreme cool mix tape thing we have happening here.
Episode Metropolis playlist, June 5, 2021
Metropolis playlist, June 5, 2021.
Episode Dan Wilcox's playlist, June 5, 2021
Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.
Episode José Galván's playlist, June 5, 2021
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Raul Campos' playlist, June 5, 2021
Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes to Latin rhythms and indie rock.
Episode The science of friendship and its lessons for post-pandemic life
Friendship is one of the most important components and predictors for emotional and physical well being. A good friendship can last a lifetime, but it’s never too late to make new friends, as long as we devote time and energy to that effort.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, June 4, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode How much deviltry can we take?
"The Conjuring" films have conjured billions of box-office dollars since the first one in 2013.
Episode Barbecue, whole hog, beef, butchery
Barbecue season is upon us. Good Food heads to the pit for the smoke, the meat, and the masters. Adrian Miller examines the surprising and often overlooked beginnings of American barbecue.
Episode An improved jobs report but still a long road to economic recovery
Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.
Episode Troff document Hyperlocal app Citizen pushes the limits of public safety platform
Last month, LA saw its first major fire of what’s expected to be a devastating season. That night, neighborhood watch app Citizen was blowing up users' phones with notifications about the blaze.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, June 4, 2021
Singer/songwriter Somi has a forthcoming album inspired by her love of the late great Miriam Makeba. It’s a reimagination of her songs with a future feel.
Episode C header Private Playlist: The Growth Eternal drops into his favorite musical landscapes and environments
For KCRW’s “Private Playlist,” The Growth Eternal selects a cinematic assortment of songs which evoke landscapes and environments, from Steve Reich to Esperanza Spalding.
Episode x-conference/x-cooltalk With ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ the box office begins to bounce back
“ A Quiet Place Part II ” had a strong $57 million opening at theaters over Memorial Day weekend. The performance is especially impressive considering theaters are not yet seating guests at full capacity.