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Broadcasting from Santa Monica, CA at 89.9 FM and online at KCRW.com, the station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally-produced and nationally-distributed content, including Morning Becomes Eclectic, To The Point, Left, Right & Center, Art Talk, Bookworm, Unfictional and Good Food.

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KCRW, the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, an advance screening...
06/16/2022

KCRW, the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, an advance screening with after hours access to the Hammer Museum galleries.
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Do you need a break? Donate to KCRW today and be entered to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Villa del Palmar at...
06/16/2022

Do you need a break?

Donate to KCRW today and be entered to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico 🐠🐠

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More than a year after the attack on the Capitol, the House select committee on January 6 holds its first public hearing...
06/09/2022
Here's how to watch the Jan. 6 committee hearings | NPR

More than a year after the attack on the Capitol, the House select committee on January 6 holds its first public hearing to review findings. Tune in to live coverage:

The hearing on Thursday will be livestreamed on YouTube and on most TV news channels.

KCRW, the Hammer Museum, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, a fun-filled evenin...
06/09/2022

KCRW, the Hammer Museum, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, a fun-filled evening including after-hours access to the Hammer Museum galleries, and an advance screening of Official Competition!

The Hollywood Bowl turns 100 this year! Tell us about your favorite Bowl memory, your hacks to the best picnic and parki...
06/07/2022
Tell KCRW: What’s your ideal Hollywood Bowl experience?

The Hollywood Bowl turns 100 this year! Tell us about your favorite Bowl memory, your hacks to the best picnic and parking (or transit), or simply why you love it 👇

The Hollywood Bowl reports that 1.5 million Southern Californians see a show each summer at its iconic venue. Tell KCRW about your favorite experiences there.

Only 13% of registered voters have turned in their CA primary ballots. "And the LA vote is honestly not representative o...
06/07/2022
Final winner for LA mayor might come out of CA primary election

Only 13% of registered voters have turned in their CA primary ballots. "And the LA vote is honestly not representative of an LA that we know. It's just not as diverse when you look at the people who have actually returned their ballots,” says Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc.

Tuesday is the last day to vote in the California primary, and 13% of registered voters have returned a ballot so far. KCRW looks at who’s voted, and who’s leading the race for LA mayor.

How can we end mass shootings? Left, Right & Center gets into it with guest host Gustavo Arellano on the left, Sarah Isg...
06/03/2022
Are kids key in helping pass gun control laws? | Left, Right & Center

How can we end mass shootings?
Left, Right & Center gets into it with guest host Gustavo Arellano on the left, Sarah Isgur, staff writer at The Dispatch, on the right, and Tara Setmayer, senior advisor at The Lincoln Project, from the center. Plus, guest Gal Beckerman joins with an idea about how kids can lead the way in the fight for gun control.

Panelists debate the likelihood of passing gun legislation, how kids might be the ones to implement change on this front, and whether Biden could have prevented inflation.

Water restrictions begin today in Southern California as record-breaking drought continues. Catch up on the rules ⬇️
06/01/2022
When am I allowed to water my lawn? Depends on LA address | Greater LA

Water restrictions begin today in Southern California as record-breaking drought continues. Catch up on the rules ⬇️

Water restrictions are set to take effect on June 1 for many Southern Californians. They apply to lawns, swimming pools, car washing, and more. KCRW breaks down the rules.

The dancers of North Hollywood’s Star Garden have been on strike for months. They say the people who are supposed to pro...
05/31/2022
Security guards ‘standing around for decoration?’ Strippers demand protection

The dancers of North Hollywood’s Star Garden have been on strike for months. They say the people who are supposed to protect them at work -- the club owners and security guards -- don't.

After a lockout and the firing of two outspoken coworkers, they're trying something else. Unionizing.

Dancers at a North Hollywood strip club say owners and security guards don’t keep them safe. What do they want workplace safety to look like?

05/27/2022

Thanks for stepping up during our Spring Pledge Drive! We met our final day $50,000 challenge grant and you helped send over 30,000 meals to our food bank partners in LA and Santa Barbara!

🚨 3 HOURS TO GO! 🚨 Do your part and keep KCRW strong 💪 !
05/26/2022

🚨 3 HOURS TO GO! 🚨 Do your part and keep KCRW strong 💪 !

DONATE by midnight tonight for your chance to win a pair of VIP passes to the Monterey Jazz Festival with 3 nights of lu...
05/26/2022

DONATE by midnight tonight for your chance to win a pair of VIP passes to the Monterey Jazz Festival with 3 nights of luxury treatment at the Casa Munras hotel!

Today is the PENULTIMATE DAY of KCRW’s Spring Pledge Drive! Give now or risk the shame of last-minute procrastination! D...
05/24/2022

Today is the PENULTIMATE DAY of KCRW’s Spring Pledge Drive! Give now or risk the shame of last-minute procrastination! Don’t do that to yourself…. donate now and find sweet relief!

43 million Americans are estimated to have student loan debt — with the aggregate total estimated at $1.762 trillion. Th...
05/24/2022

43 million Americans are estimated to have student loan debt — with the aggregate total estimated at $1.762 trillion. This debt has long-term financial implications — not only on budgets, but also on how borrowers choose to live their lives post-grad. Amid a national debate on student loan forgiveness — and with the pandemic pause on repayments set to lift after August, KQED Forum wants to hear from you: How have student loans affected your life? How would you finish the sentence: “My student loans are _________” ?

“Being able to exist in the place where light and dark meet is actually not a recipe for unhappiness, it’s a recipe for ...
05/24/2022
Why we need sadness — and how finding joy in it can make us whole.

“Being able to exist in the place where light and dark meet is actually not a recipe for unhappiness, it’s a recipe for a deeper kind of happiness.”
Susan Cain explores the nature of sadness in her new book “Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.” Join the conversation in the Life Examined FB group.

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

Donate to KCRW by midnight for your chance to see Duran Duran from a box at the Hollywood Bowl! It's a VIP experience at...
05/23/2022

Donate to KCRW by midnight for your chance to see Duran Duran from a box at the Hollywood Bowl! It's a VIP experience at one of the world’s greatest outdoor music venues. Don’t miss this career-spanning concert with ✨ surprise special guests✨ , topped off by epic fireworks under the stars. 🎆

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05/23/2022

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Support KCRW and fight hunger in your community at the same time. Donate to KCRW and choose the food bank as your thank ...
05/21/2022

Support KCRW and fight hunger in your community at the same time. Donate to KCRW and choose the food bank as your thank you gift and we’ll double the meals all weekend long. kcrw.com/give

Tune in now as the Top candidates for LA Mayor (Karen Bass, Kevin de Leόn, and Gina Viola) join us & Los Angeles Times l...
05/21/2022
L.A.'s big debate — Homelessness: Top candidates for LA Mayor join us live

Tune in now as the Top candidates for LA Mayor (Karen Bass, Kevin de Leόn, and Gina Viola) join us & Los Angeles Times live for a conversation about homelessness

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

Blue bellied western fence lizard, endangered succulents, and moreFind LA's rare planets & animals as part of the 2022 C...
05/21/2022
Blue-bellied lizard doing push-ups: Find unique reptile in LA

Blue bellied western fence lizard, endangered succulents, and more

Find LA's rare planets & animals as part of the 2022 City Nature Challenge

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year's City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

After a 10-hour hearing, California Coastal Commission has unanimously nixed plans for a desalination plant in Orange Co...
05/20/2022
Why environmentalists and animal lovers feel salty about desalination plants

After a 10-hour hearing, California Coastal Commission has unanimously nixed plans for a desalination plant in Orange County "The way it's done right now is just too ruinous to wildlife"

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What's the future for desalination in the state?

The next TV season won’t see the return of many popular, award-winning shows A look back on the shows that won't be comi...
05/20/2022
Say goodbye to good TV: ‘Black-ish,' ‘This Is Us,' ‘Ozark' | Press Play

The next TV season won’t see the return of many popular, award-winning shows

A look back on the shows that won't be coming back:

Some popular TV shows won't be returning next season, including “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Ozark,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Killing Eve.” How did some of them change cultural conversations?

One company has cornered the market on "tiny home" villages - profiting off the homelessness crisis. LA CAN (Los Angeles...
05/19/2022
More homelessness, more profit: The big business of tiny homes

One company has cornered the market on "tiny home" villages - profiting off the homelessness crisis.
LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network) says "The only thing that solves this crisis is housing" and the sheds only help avoid offering permanent housing

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

While the FBI is collecting & sifting through huge amounts of data on a lot of people, they often ignore those who have ...
05/19/2022
How is FBI protecting Americans from threat of white supremacy?

While the FBI is collecting & sifting through huge amounts of data on a lot of people, they often ignore those who have actually threatened to commit violent crimes. "It's a flawed methodology" says former FBI agent Michael German

“Domestic terrorism” is what Biden calls the May 14 shooting at a NY supermarket. Federal lawmakers have said that the U.S. faces a great domestic threat from extremists motivated by white supremacy.

You already belong - become a KCRW member today for all the perks and help us raise $15,000 today
05/19/2022
Become a KCRW member today!

You already belong - become a KCRW member today for all the perks and help us raise $15,000 today

Get to know your neighbors over great conversations, shared experiences, and impromptu dance parties. Go to kcrw.com/join -- because with KCRW, you already belong.

"It's almost a mark against you"Colleges like Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University may be discrimina...
05/18/2022
SF high schoolers: Rejected from Stanford because I'm Asian?

"It's almost a mark against you"

Colleges like Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University may be discriminating against Asians in their admissions practices according to a Supreme Court Case and a new documentary, Try Harder, which follows high school seniors as they apply for Ivy League admission

At California's competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they're struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

KCRW is your always-on connection to news, music, culture, and each other.Help us raise $25,000 by midnight tonight and ...
05/18/2022
Become a KCRW member today!

KCRW is your always-on connection to news, music, culture, and each other.
Help us raise $25,000 by midnight tonight and The Hillenburg Family will match your donations!

Get to know your neighbors over great conversations, shared experiences, and impromptu dance parties. Go to kcrw.com/join -- because with KCRW, you already belong.

"He wanted to be a part of the community" Yening “Lupe” Liang of the beloved Chinatown restaurant Hop Woo passed away ea...
05/18/2022
Remembering Yening ‘Lupe' Liang of Hop Woo | Good Food

"He wanted to be a part of the community"
Yening “Lupe” Liang of the beloved Chinatown restaurant Hop Woo passed away earlier this month at age 61. Food writer Eddie Lin reflects on his legacy and details for how you can help Lupe's family:

Food writer Eddie Lin remembers Yening “Lupe” Liang, who owned Hop Woo with his wife and daughters and strived for inclusiveness on his menu.

To help stop gentrification in Boyle Heights, Inclusive Action for the City are using a co-operative ownership model to ...
05/18/2022
To help stop gentrification, buy the building, turn tenants into owners

To help stop gentrification in Boyle Heights, Inclusive Action for the City are using a co-operative ownership model to keep businesses like Latinx with Plants in their communities

To prevent small businesses from being priced out of Boyle Heights, a nonprofit is buying commercial property and offering tenants a share in ownership.

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue played New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at age 4, and now he's tea...
05/17/2022
Trombone Shorty: You can't find New Orleans' culture anywhere else

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue played New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at age 4, and now he's teaching students through his Troy Andrews Academy.

"Not only do we teach them music, we teach them audio engineering, we teach them the music business too"

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, is out with a new album called “Lifted.” He talks about growing up in a musical family and how New Orleans is a “magical city.”

For the first time, most of the San Fernando Valley will be represented by a single board memberBut so far, candidates f...
05/17/2022
Stakes are high in race for ‘secretly the most powerful job in all of LA'

For the first time, most of the San Fernando Valley will be represented by a single board member

But so far, candidates for Los Angeles County’s Third Supervisorial District have done very little campaigning

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where's the campaign?

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Hi! What was the track behind Cherry Glazer’s news update at 8:22 am this morning??? Fantastic!!!
A song about losing love and hoping it finds a way back. Appreciate a listen. https://open.spotify.com/album/1wRt6nEliqzm13c3YQXwxT?highlight=spotify:track:1FR12lf0vZctNTz1R4KldW
Celebration of a Hero. Mural artist Randall Williams went by his Kobe mural this morning to honor Kobe today.
Dear California Democrat Party Chair Rusty Hicks: This is a response to your statement made at the press conference last week, about recalling Newsom. Democrats liken Newsom recall effort to extremist “coup” | CalMatters You linked this recall effort to the U.S. Capitol breach on 1/6/2016. This is a false statement since there were at least 2 campaigns to recall Newsom in 2020, both of which were initiated before this breach. I signed the petition for each campaign and passed it to others. (This campaign has the largest volunteer pool in history.) You applied labels to this recall efforts: “California coup”, “right-wing conspiracy theorists”, “white nationalists”, “anti-vaxxers”, etc. Instead of addressing the concerns in the recall petition like an adult, you resorted to name-calling like an immature juvenile, because you have no substantial arguments against them. The point is CAIFORNIANS ARE HURTING! Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom (2020) (recallgavin2020.com) The 1 million-plus growing signatures to recall Governor Gavin Newsom include a wide diversity of Californians: Republicans and Democrats, Black and White, Straight and Gay, Women and Men, Young and Old, Poor and Rich, Citizens and Foreigners, Religious and non-Religious, and everyone else in between these demographic groups. We’re ALL sick and tired of Newsom’s bad policies that are hurting Californians, as stated in the petition. He’s not serving the will of the people, as a public servant should for his constituents. He’s acting more like a dictator pushing his own agenda and lining his pockets, as well as of his rich allies. His mandated COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent hypocrisies were the straws that broke the camel’s back. Your labels are cheap shots, false, without substance, and/or an intimidation tactic to stop more Californians from signing the petition as it nears the minimum quota. But if you want to play the label game, two can play that game. The main difference is that these labels below are substantiated. Labels for Governor Newsom, you, his supporters, and other extremist groups: Far-left Activists Mostly ignored/condoned anarchist groups who protested violently, rioted, looted, burned properties, vandalized government buildings, attacked/killed citizens and law enforcements in California last year, without condemning them publicly. Condoned/Supported defunding Californian law enforcements, which hurt minority communities the most. White Socialists Increased taxes, regulations, government control, and minimum wages which hurt the poor, working class, and small businesses that include many minorities: e.g. nail shops owned by Vietnamese; restaurants owned by Hispanics; my son’s coaching business; etc. But the multi-million/billion dollars companies in California continue to thrive, mostly owned by wealthy Whites who support Newsom. White Privilege Newsom dined inside the expensive French Laundry restaurant with several health officials without wearing a mask, after he mandated COVID-19 lockdowns on Californian restaurants. His former “Aunt” Nancy Pelosi got her hair done at a hair salon without wearing a mask, after requiring others to close down. Meanwhile, both of their private businesses (PlumpJack, etc) remained open for wining/dining. They also supported defunding the law enforcement agencies, but kept their security team at taxpayers’ expense for personal protection, while inner cities suffered increased homicides. They are the epitome of the white privileged class getting away with murder!!! White Elitists Speaker Nancy Pelosi drafted a “COVID-19” stimulus bills, to pay millions/billions of pork money to her friends in the big corporations, which had nothing to do with the virus. But allocated only crumbs of $600-$2000 to the rest of us. The least that Newsom could have done is work with her to provide better and faster relief to Californians, since his lockdown mandates hurt a lot of us: e.g. increased depressions, suicides, homelessness, unemployment, domestic abuses, etc. Newsom and Pelosi claimed to care for the minorities, but paid only lip services and crumbs to get their votes. We are sick and tired of being used. Newsom finally announced a big COVID-19 relief bill for small businesses in California, last week. Why did it take him 10 months to provide this much-needed relief? What made him do it now? Was it because the 1 million-plus signatures on this recall petition nearing its minimum quota that scared him? Or was it your failed attempt to link this recall effort to the Capitol breach on 1/1/2021 and to name-calling? Was he was motivated by his “concerns” for his suffering constituents or by a CYA-concern, now that his cushy career is being threatened? I believe it’s the latter reason, which means he’ll continue to be a bad governor when he can get away with it. Anyone who supports Governor Newsom and his bad policies should also be recalled/impeached. And I can guarantee you that I’m not saying this as a “White Nationalist”. Sincerely, a Black Independent California voter.
Such a great post Inauguration show, Ann Litt!
Believing the Unbelievable..... There is a old saying that goes something like this..."The further you can look back the more you can see". I don't know what the future may bring but I am wiling to step outside of the bounds. If things in the United States should seriously unravel into political chaos where the Rule of Law is flushed down the toilet and mobs are in the street, a military overthrow of the civilian U.S. government can not be ruled out. The military takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution and if the civilian political leaders can not govern effectively, then they (the military) may feel it is their duty of bring order to the country. I admit the chances of this happening now are remote. But, it can no longer be ruled out.
share this with friends, someone who groomed the dog for the owner, said would do it again, but this time did not bring the dog back.
Hey KCRW can you please stop playing Morrissey...
Yes! Thank you MBE. Pretty sure this is the first time I've heard David Bowie's "Blackstar" on the radio. It's one of my favorite songs from the past decade. The music video is wild, too.
Morning Becomes Eclectic is Killin' it this morning with the awesome music ! THANK YOU for helping bring us back to a normal after such a day as yesterday. Peace ! -N
Hello can I please request a song? Could you please play Kayla DiVenere’s song Justin Bieber. She is a local girl amd I’m so proud for her. This would just make her year! Thank you