KCRW Features

KCRW Features

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KCRW's stories, special interviews, and in-depth reporting from the field. KCRW's features air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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Comedian Laura Clery talks about acting, hitting rock bottom, and making her funniest viral video

On the first Wednesday of each month, hundreds of students line up at Santa Barbara City College for free food. That’s a sign of how expensive college has gotten.

This weekend, the 48th annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival features performances, jam sessions, workshops, and competitions at the Stow House in Goleta.

The West Coast's only archive dedicated to lesbian history is tucked away in an unsuspecting building in West Hollywood.

Jollibee   recently announced that West Covina will be the new home of its North American headquarters.

Butterfly Beach in Montecito is popular among beachgoers. But 30 years from now, there won’t be much of it left to enjoy.

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

The  Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy  in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

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Mark Zuckerberg to testify on cryptocurrency, election security, and antitrust

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William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, testified behind closed doors before three House committees today.

Impeachment: what we know and where the investigation is headed

William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, testified behind closed doors before three House committees today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry after months of expressing caution. Here are all the members who have come out on the record in support of the move.

Who in the House is calling for impeachment?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry after months of expressing caution. Here are all the members who have come out on the record in support of the move.

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Officials recently broke ground on what will be Orange County’s first ever mental health treatment campus.

OC makes a big push to refocus mental health treatment

Officials recently broke ground on what will be Orange County’s first ever mental health treatment campus.

from Greater LA

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares some of his recent music picks:   
 
  “Big Girls” by Masego  
  “You and I” by Jakob Ogawa  
  “You Don’t Want Me” by Wesley Bright and the Honey…

New music: Jakob Ogawa, Masego, and more

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At a cafe, it’s awkward when you pay for a pastry or coffee on an iPad, then the screen asks how much you’d like to tip (or not tip).

iPad tipping etiquette: 20% for a latte?

At a cafe, it’s awkward when you pay for a pastry or coffee on an iPad, then the screen asks how much you’d like to tip (or not tip).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The impeachment saga continues as Bill Taylor, former United States ambassador to Ukraine, is set to testify on Tuesday.

Impeachment depositions: who’s complying and who’s not?

The impeachment saga continues as Bill Taylor, former United States ambassador to Ukraine, is set to testify on Tuesday.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House -- made up of 27,000 beige textile blocks -- is perched high above the Hollywood Hills in Los Feliz.

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