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Playwright Sarah Ruhl has spent 10 years recovering from Bell’s palsy, a mysterious and sudden facial paralysis, while juggling motherhood and a writing career.

Playwright Sarah Ruhl has spent 10 years recovering from Bell’s palsy, a mysterious and sudden facial paralysis, while juggling motherhood and a writing career. She shares her journey in a new memoir.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

$19,000 to watch BTS in LA: K-pop musicians bring in fans and cash

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

It might take weeks to understand Omicron variant, says global health scholar

The Omicron variant has spread to about a dozen countries after being discovered in South Africa this month, and scientists don’t know how contagious it is or whether today’s vaccines…

‘Chicano I & II’ was a first-of-its-kind TV series on Chicano heritage. How to watch it now

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

Anaheim High ‘Colonists’ vote to keep mascot name, despite criticism

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

Featured Shows

Latest DJ Shows

FREAKS ONLY

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Nov. 29 1 hr, 59 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Nov. 29 2 hr, 48 min

John Moses

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

Nov. 29 2 hr, 59 min

LeRoy Downs

A varied sonic experience to jazz, blending music, style, and culture.

Nov. 28 2 hr

Jason Kramer

Carefully curated music from around the world.

Nov. 28 2 hr

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My dream of being a DJ came true! KCRW is giving me my very own radio show! It’ll be one awesome hour of crazy-good FUN!!

from Music Special Programming

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Fanatic! I hope you survived the last few days. I had a sandwich and some Gatorade I bought the night before at a grocery store.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, November 27, 2021.

from Metropolis

This Week on KCRW

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 30, 2021.

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

JaRon Marshall, keyboardist and co-writer for Grammy-nominated Black Pumas, steps into the spotlight as beatmaker and producer with his self-titled solo project, which he calls “the…

JaRon Marshall: ‘Sound of Heart’

JaRon Marshall, keyboardist and co-writer for Grammy-nominated Black Pumas, steps into the spotlight as beatmaker and producer with his self-titled solo project, which he calls “the…

from Today's Top Tune

On this Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll remember the impact that public radio has on your daily life by supporting KCRW.

This Giving Tuesday, support KCRW!

On this Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll remember the impact that public radio has on your daily life by supporting KCRW.

from Members

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, November 29, 2021

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

In a landfill or someone’s belly? California steps up food rescue programs

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

from Greater LA

The Marías use jazz, indie-pop and reggaeton to create a dreamy soundscape, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. The band was formed in LA by María Zardoya and Josh Conway.

The Marías wanted to make music for movies. Now they’re nominated for a Grammy

The Marías use jazz, indie-pop and reggaeton to create a dreamy soundscape, with lyrics in both English and Spanish. The band was formed in LA by María Zardoya and Josh Conway.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two high-profile criminal cases get underway today.

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jussie Smollet trials: Breaking them down on day 1

Two high-profile criminal cases get underway today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Big love to Anne Litt and Jose Galvan for sitting in and holding down the fort over Thanksgiving.

MBE Nov. 29: Back in the mix with Cleo Sol, Jesper Munk, and more

Big love to Anne Litt and Jose Galvan for sitting in and holding down the fort over Thanksgiving.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 29, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 29, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 29, 2021.

Believe it or not, Los Angeles funk outfit War began their musical revolution 50 years ago, churning hit after hit with songs like “Low Rider,” “The World Is A Ghetto,” and a bevy of…

War: ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’

Believe it or not, Los Angeles funk outfit War began their musical revolution 50 years ago, churning hit after hit with songs like “Low Rider,” “The World Is A Ghetto,” and a bevy of…

from Today's Top Tune

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

John Moses's playlist, November 29, 2021

Cosmic breaks, cinematic soundscapes and ethereal outtakes, dipping and weaving between the folds.

from John Moses

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

LeRoy Downs' playlist, November 28, 2021

"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

from LeRoy Downs

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

Jason Kramer's playlist, November 28, 2021

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Jeremy Sole's playlist, November 28, 2021

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Jeremy Sole

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, November 28, 2021

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, November 28, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas