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Episode shell script The Marías: ‘Hush’
We think The Marías are about to strike big, and we’re eager to get our hands on their new album, “Cinema,” which draws on what brought this band together in the first place. Let’s check out the sexy beat behind “Hush.”
Episode application/x-maker Dennis Kucinich: From sleeping in a car as a kid to 16 years in Congress
The former Congress member talks to Robert Scheer about his life and the dramatic events surrounding his political rise, as told in his new book “The Division of Light and Power.”
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, June 3, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode image/x-jg Crenshaw Boulevard: Efforts to rename it divided the community
Locals identify Crenshaw Boulevard as the main artery of Black culture in Los Angeles, while the man it’s named for was white. But past efforts to rename the street after a Black hero have foundered on difficult questions. Who is a hero?
Episode D source code Edward St. Aubyn: 'Double Blind'
Edward St. Aubyn discusses his new book, “Double Blind,” and writing about the problems with consciousness that have long fascinated his consciousness.
Episode California’s budget is bursting with new spending. Joe Mathews says we need to pump the brakes
Joe Mathews says that focusing on the state budget, when it appears in good shape, obscures California’s systemic failures.
Episode Troff document Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin on losing his son to a drug overdose
Josiah Citrin, the Michelin-starred force behind Mélisse and Citrin in Santa Monica, lost his 23-year-old son Augie to an opioid overdose in December.
Episode Global Beat Australia: Liz Stringer, Ella Fence, Birdz
KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, June 3, 2021
It's June of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act is close to passing. Soul singer, Curtis Mayfield is celebrating his 22nd birthday and a few days later, along with his group The Impressions, he releases a song imparting the strength to Keep on Pushin.
Episode Supreme Court could outlaw abortion once again
For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade. Also, young activists blame governments for climate change.
Episode Joseph Spence: ‘Run Come See Jerusalem’
You may not have heard of Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence, but his guitar work was significant in the ‘60s and directly influenced many artists, including Richard Thompson and Taj Mahal.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, June 2, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode text/texmacs Boyle Heights: Artistic, Jewish, and musical roots
Today’s entire show looks deeply at the Boyle Heights neighborhood of LA. It’s predominantly Latino these days, but through the years, it’s been home to Black Americans, Jewish Americans, and Japanese Americans.
Episode Michael Flynn and Myanmar
Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Michael Flynn’s talk of a coup, Trump’s wish for reinstatement, and Little RICO.
Episode object code The future of work post-pandemic
More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated, according to the Biden administration, and life is seemingly speeding back to normal.
Episode Listen to soulful crooner Aaron Frazer talking going solo, working with Dan Auerbach, and his swoon-worthy Morning Becomes Eclectic set
Aaron Frazer is the co-founder, songwriter, drummer, and singer for Durand Jones and The Indications .
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, June 2, 2021
There’s no doubt singer/songwriter and member of Durand Jones and The Indications, Aaron Frazer will go on to have one of the biggest albums of 2021.
Episode audio/x-realaudio Bomba Estereo: ‘Ahora’
Grammy-nominated Bomba Estereo found time to regroup in the last year, reconnect with family and friends, and still get a little work done.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, June 1, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode VCS/ICS calendar What Biden’s infrastructure plan means for LA and Southern California
Community activists, entrepreneurs, and local politicians are keeping tabs on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan that’s currently being debated on Capitol Hill.
Episode D source code Barry Jenkins: ‘The Underground Railroad’
Director Barry Jenkins on giving his characters time to breathe.
Episode C source code Closing racial wealth gap: What Biden plans to do
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Biden today marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and he unveiled new measures to address the racial wealth gap. They focus on housing and government contracts.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic's playlist, June 1, 2021
Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez return for a new month with new energy and music.
Episode Mykki Blanco: ‘Love Me’ (feat. Jamila Woods and Jay Cue)
Mykki Blanco can’t wait to share their first new album in five years,“Broken Beats & Beauty Sleep,” coming out later this month.
Episode Aaron Byrd's playlist, May 31, 2021
A Global Exploration of Sounds.
Episode Memorial Day replay: Roxana Jullipat, Stacy Michelson, Evan Kleiman, Ellen Reid
On this Memorial Day, Press Play replays some of our favorite interviews. Baker Roxana Jullipat shares how to go back in time and cook with ancient grains.
Episode Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, May 31, 2021
Very special guest Señor Discos, a.k.a Raul Campos, takes over your airwaves with some fantastic selections. You'll hear Poolside's new collab with Buscabulla, Moby's Reprise, the brand new powerful single from Yola and so much more.
Episode Gone to Color: ‘The 606’ (feat. Jessie Stein of The Luyas)
An experimental rock/electronic band formed in Cincinnati, Gone to Color make use of their moniker as a collaborative space to work with other artists.
Episode Scott Dallavo's playlist, May 30, 2021
Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.
Episode Valida's playlist, May 30, 2021
Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae thrown in for good measure.