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Episode C header Coping with COVID during the holidays
Feelings of loneliness and depression have intensified during the pandemic, and not seeing any end to COVID-19 adds to the anxiety.
Episode Community Cookouts: Feeding those in need in East Hollywood
Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.
Episode Charles Baxter: 'The Sun Collective'
The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”
Episode Joe Mathews: The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US would fill Forest Lawn Memorial Park by January
The numbers keep going higher and higher. California reported more than 11 thousand new COVID-19 cases Wednesday--bringing the state’s total so far to just over one (m)million. And nationwide we have surpassed a quarter million deaths.
Episode application/x-troff-me Million Miles: ‘Dance With Me’
Raised in Paris and trained at Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, Sophie Baudry aka Million Miles, felt the pull of American soul music and artists like Ray Charles and Bill Withers so she made her way to Nashville to write and record her…
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, November 19, 2020
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.
Episode Garth Trinidad's playlist, November 18, 2020
An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.
Episode LA Opera puts on ‘The Anonymous Lover’ during COVID
LA Opera ’s first production since the coronavirus pandemic hit, “ The Anonymous Lover ,” was written by 18th century composer Joseph Bologne. He was one of the first known Black classical composers.
Episode RealAudio document Surf resorts are coming to the desert — not just for elite surfers
Sun, sand, and surf are all synonymous with Southern California’s famous beaches. But a batch of new developments coming to the Coachella Valley are hoping to turn the desert into the region’s newest surf spot.
Episode Is overturning the election results even the goal anymore?
President Trump’s legal remedies to overturn the election continue to fail, but does it even matter?
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, November 18, 2020
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.
Episode Octet Stream Azymuth: ‘Pulando Corda’
The instrumental trio Azymuth can take credit for modernizing the sound of Brazilian jazz and has continued to build on their sound for the last five decades.
Episode Garth Trinidad's playlist, November 17, 2020
An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.
Episode Looming evictions and calls for rent cancellations
A UCLA study found that around 449,000 renters in LA County were unemployed because of COVID-19 and had no income to pay their rent. However, so far, there have been fewer evictions than expected.
Episode Misha Green: ‘Lovecraft Country’
This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America.
Episode Some schools stay open as COVID hits record numbers
California on Monday recorded its highest number of new cases since the pandemic began — more than 13,000 . Most of the state is now in the most restrictive tier in the governor’s reopening plan.
Episode In Residence: Jungle Fire’s thrilling TropiFunk is a melting pot of Los Angeles sounds
Jungle Fire represents Los Angeles in the best way possible by creating a melting pot of sound reflecting our diaspora. The ensemble took a while to get coalesce but the outcome made them one of the most sought after live bands in the Southland.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, November 17, 2020
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.
Episode Troff document Sierra Ferrell: ‘Why'd Ya Do It’
We’re looking forward to the debut album by Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sierra Ferrell. As the self-described singer says she has a “country heart but a jazz mind” as we hear on “Why’d Ya Do It.”
Episode Garth Trinidad's playlist, November 16, 2020
An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.
Episode Octet Stream Doug Emhoff, Jill Biden, and rethinking gender roles
Doug Emhoff, an LA-based entertainment lawyer who hasn’t been overtly political, married Kamala Harris in 2014. When she takes office as U.S. vice president, he’s going to quit his job and support his wife full-time.
Episode D source code A proposed highway-expansion project raises old fears and new values
The 605 Corridor Improvement Project aims to add new lanes and exit ramps along the 605 freeway and a stretch of the 5 freeway in southeastern LA County. But the plan would also require that hundreds of homes get torn down in the process.
Episode Raul Pacheco: ‘Cruisin’ Song'
When Raul Pacheco, a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Ozomatli, was asked about his latest song, he proudly stated: “ It is an homage to the neighborhood I grew up in, Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, November 16, 2020
KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews hosted by Anne Litt.
Episode John Moses's playlist, November 15, 2020
Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.
Episode José Galván's playlist, November 15, 2020
An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.
Episode Chris Douridas' playlist, November 15, 2020
Chris Douridas hosts a far-reaching assortment of the best new music from all around the globe. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, November 15, 2020
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode Anthony Valadez's playlist, November 15, 2020
Broken beats, soulful key chords, samples and sounds.
Episode Nathan Grossman on ‘I Am Greta’
Greta Thunberg began a school strike movement in 2018 outside the Swedish parliament. It gained momentum in Sweden, then spread through the rest of Europe and the world.