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A seven-minute shower uses about 13 gallons of water. One group is trying to prove that efficient home upgrades can make that amount feel like plenty all day.

A seven-minute shower uses about 13 gallons of water. One group is trying to prove that efficient home upgrades can make that amount feel like plenty all day.

from KCRW Features

The Central Valley town of Corcoran is sinking due to overpumping of groundwater

What does the Tulare Lake Basin water crisis mean for the future of farming in California?

Tuskegee Institute alumna celebrates 25 years of a cookbook honoring the university's history

Carolyn Quick Tillery celebrates the 25th anniversary of a cookbook that pays homage to the Tuskegee Institute.

Need alternatives to Pornhub? Holly Randall wants to show you the way

Where to watch feminist porn? Do women actually like roleplay? Holly Randall, host of the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, talks porn literacy and shares her hot takes on porn tropes.

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Reality TV has long been notorious for grueling working conditions, but those in the industry say belt-tightening across Hollywood is making it getting worse.

from KCRW Features

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Fanatic! Very stoked about tonight’s show. Over the next several weeks, as we go sprinting into Fanatic Spring, we’ll be bringing a lot of new music to the show.

from Henry Rollins

Today is an auspicious day: It marks the 84th revolution around the sun for the Motown living legend, Rock & Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame iconic singer-songwriter, the legendary…

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Citing her debut album, Goose, singer-songwriter Mol Sullivan perceives it as a “long exposure photograph” that spotlights the different songwriting styles she’s cultivated over the…

Today’s Top Tune: Mol Sullivan - ‘Goose’

Citing her debut album, Goose, singer-songwriter Mol Sullivan perceives it as a “long exposure photograph” that spotlights the different songwriting styles she’s cultivated over the…

from Today's Top Tune

Helado Negro’s eighth LP “PHASOR” is a clear KCRW favorite.

KCRW’s Top 30 chart: Helado Negro’s unstoppable force

Helado Negro’s eighth LP “PHASOR” is a clear KCRW favorite.

With the murder of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, what's next for those against President Putin? Navalny’s wife says she'll take up her husband's cause.

Yulia Navalnaya steps up to lead Russian opposition against Putin

With the murder of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, what's next for those against President Putin? Navalny’s wife says she'll take up her husband's cause.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

High-society women in 1960s New York, known as the Swans, befriended writer Truman Capote until his tell-all in Esquire. Their saga is depicted in Ryan Murphy's series “Feud.”

‘Feud’ examines relationship between writer Truman Capote and New York society women

High-society women in 1960s New York, known as the Swans, befriended writer Truman Capote until his tell-all in Esquire. Their saga is depicted in Ryan Murphy's series “Feud.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Haaretz Editor-in-Chief Aluf Benn argues that the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably lead to more violence in the future, even after the war.

What will lasting peace in Gaza require?

Haaretz Editor-in-Chief Aluf Benn argues that the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably lead to more violence in the future, even after the war.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new redistricting map in Wisconsin could undo a decade-plus of Republican control in the state's legislature. And an Alabama Supreme Court decision says frozen embryos are children.

New Wisconsin legislative maps could wipe out GOP supermajority

A new redistricting map in Wisconsin could undo a decade-plus of Republican control in the state's legislature. And an Alabama Supreme Court decision says frozen embryos are children.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Shake off the post-long weekend haze with the creative jolt only deep music discovery can bring.

MBE Playlist Feb. 20: ‘Crazier Idea(s)’ and fancy ‘Footwork’

Shake off the post-long weekend haze with the creative jolt only deep music discovery can bring.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Some activists want Orange County officials to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, while others say it’s a foreign problem and shouldn’t be handled locally.

Israeli-Hamas war: Orange County urged to take a stand

Some activists want Orange County officials to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, while others say it’s a foreign problem and shouldn’t be handled locally.

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Inspired by their travels, the pulse of nightlife, and building a community, Cakes Da Killa ’s forthcoming (March 22) new album, Black Sheep, sees the underground powerhouse reuniting…

Today’s Top Tune: Cakes Da Killa - ‘Cakewalk’ (Clean)

Inspired by their travels, the pulse of nightlife, and building a community, Cakes Da Killa ’s forthcoming (March 22) new album, Black Sheep, sees the underground powerhouse reuniting…

from Today's Top Tune

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

José Galván's playlist, February 19, 2024

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

from José Galván

Click in for the earliest spin of Bullion + Panda Bear’s buoyant new single “A City’s Never.”

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Feb. 19, 2024: First spin: Bullion “A City’s Never (Feat. Panda Bear)”

Click in for the earliest spin of Bullion + Panda Bear’s buoyant new single “A City’s Never.”

from FREAKS ONLY

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: Feb. 19, 2024

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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.

Today is an auspicious day: It marks the 84th revolution around the sun for the Motown living legend, Rock & Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame iconic singer-songwriter, the legendary…

Today’s Top Tune: Smokey Robinson - ‘Gasms’

Today is an auspicious day: It marks the 84th revolution around the sun for the Motown living legend, Rock & Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame iconic singer-songwriter, the legendary…

from Today's Top Tune

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.

Lace up your boots! Bombastic disco punks Gossip are back with “Real Power,” the title track to their first LP since 2012 (due March 22 via Columbia Records).

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Gossip, Maggie Rogers, Nubya Garcia

Lace up your boots! Bombastic disco punks Gossip are back with “Real Power,” the title track to their first LP since 2012 (due March 22 via Columbia Records).

from Music News

"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, February 18, 2024

"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

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, Feb. 18, 2024

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding