Valerie Barrett

KCRW Staff

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Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

"If you raise the bar on what's impeachable, then you end up lowering the bar on what political behavior is acceptable. ...

from KCRW Features

It’s being called Europe’s “man on the moon moment”: The European Green Deal is Europe’s ambitious plan to become the world’s first climate neutral continent.

from Studio Berlin

Remember Cross Colours? The LA-based urban streetwear line was a hit in the early 90s, with bright, bold designs and uplifting messages about unity.

from Design and Architecture

Mario Cotto hosts a kaleidoscopic Dada dance party! Check out the latest show On-Demand.

from Mario Cotto

Mario sits in for Novena.

from Novena Carmel

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we replay some of our favorite episodes. Local poets share their work and discuss LA's spoken word scene.

from Greater LA