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Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension…

Some of the three-year agreement’s highlights include a 10-hour break between shifts, a 54-hour weekend rest period, penalties for not taking meals during work, health and pension benefits, and a living wage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why phones are like donuts and drugs, and how to be more disciplined in your usage

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

'The Velvet Underground' film: How the band crossed artistic boundaries of the US establishment

The Velvet Underground symbolized cool during the 1960s. With an experimental sound and transgressive lyrics, the Lou Reed-fronted band was managed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

A Look Inside the World of Wes Anderson’s 'The French Dispatch'

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"The French Dispatch" brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

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Josh, Liz, Sean and Amy talk about President Joe Biden’s economic problems and redistricting ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

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Documentary filmmaker Judith Ehrlich joins Robert Scheer on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” to discuss “The Boys Who Said No,” a documentary about the Vietnam War draft resisters.

from Scheer Intelligence

It’s new music Friday and we’ve got a fresh batch of sonic delights to help you ease into weekend mode.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Metropolis playlist, October 16, 2021.

from Metropolis

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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.

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

20,000 oil wells in LA County can cause health problems for nearby residents

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

from Greater LA

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

The death of a Palestinian American in Santa Ana remains unsolved for 36 years

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

from Greater LA

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

California’s offshore oil heyday is over. Why do the platforms remain?

On clear days, you can see oil platforms while driving Highway 101 in Santa Barbara and Ventura, or walking the beaches near San Pedro or Long Beach.

from Greater LA

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

Shielding police from civil lawsuits: SCOTUS sides with officers in qualified immunity cases

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions today involving qualified immunity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's a new week and we've got new music, like the debut album from British-Bangladeshi-Irish singer Joy Crookes.

MBE Oct. 18: British-Bangladeshi-Irish powerhouse Joy Crookes gets under your ‘Skin’

It's a new week and we've got new music, like the debut album from British-Bangladeshi-Irish singer Joy Crookes.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 18, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 18, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 18, 2021.

You could soon see more pet food, beverages and lotions with CBD in them in your local store aisles.

More CBD-infused products — for you and pets — could hit stores due to new law

You could soon see more pet food, beverages and lotions with CBD in them in your local store aisles.

from KCRW Features

Brooklyn indie pop duo Daisy the Great team up with alt-rock trio AJR for a hooky track about an object of our affection, “Record Player,” which you may be familiar with from TikTok.

Daisy the Great: ‘Record Player’

Brooklyn indie pop duo Daisy the Great team up with alt-rock trio AJR for a hooky track about an object of our affection, “Record Player,” which you may be familiar with from TikTok.

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"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, October 17, 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, October 17, 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

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, October 17, 2021

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, October 17, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos

New releases in all genres.

Chris Douridas' playlist, October 17, 2021

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

Grieving is important and complex; there is no one “right way” to do it.

The fallacy of Kubler-Ross stages of dying

Grieving is important and complex; there is no one “right way” to do it.

from Second Opinion

Fanatic! Happy October! I hope you’re getting in a lot of listening.

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Fanatic! Happy October! I hope you’re getting in a lot of listening.

from Henry Rollins

Metropolis playlist, October 16, 2021.

Metropolis playlist, October 16, 2021

Metropolis playlist, October 16, 2021.

from Metropolis

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

Dan Wilcox's playlist, October 16, 2021

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

from Dan Wilcox

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, October 16, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

from Raul Campos