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DJ Sessions
October 7, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Reggae That Spans The Globe

Howard “Flagga” Duperly shares a number of artists catching his attention, from Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to British ska group The Dualers.

September 29, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: Soundtrack For A Recovery

KCRW DJ Anne Litt shares some of the music that helped her recover after a ski accident last winter.

August 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From New Zealand Country To The Poetic Musings Of The Netherlands

KCRW’s Chris Douridas shares new music from Marlon Williams, Kurt Vile, Maximum Balloon, Waar is Ken? and Pokey LaFarge.

August 12, 2015 25 Comments

DJ Sessions: ‘Teenage Kicks’ From The ’70s, ’80s And ’90s

We sit down with Jim McGuinn, host of the show “Teenage Kicks.”

July 30, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile’s Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

July 24, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Young Musicians Carry On Bluegrass Traditions

For this week’s edition of DJ Sessions, we sit down with Kinney Rorrer — he shares a number of young bluegrass musicians who are carrying on the music’s traditions.

July 15, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Why There’s So Much Music Coming Out Of Australia

“There must be something in the water down there, I haven’t figured it out,” KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

July 9, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Gospel Sunday

We turn to the music of the church pews for this week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions. Our guide to gospel is Cecilia Webb.

July 2, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Sounds For The Holiday Weekend

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.

June 24, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Session: Mariachi

Cynthia Munoz, an expert on all things mariachi, shares examples of the genre’s range, including 13-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz.

June 17, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From Summertime Pop To Brooding Electronica

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares a playlist including a Jamie xx song that’s “my favorite track on my favorite album of the year so far.”

June 10, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: African-American Classical Musicians

WQXR’s Terrance McKnight shares performances from Jeff Scott, Tahirah Whittington and Jason Moran.

June 3, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: What Outer Space Might Sound Like

KCRW’s Mario Cotto shares his cosmic-themed playlist, headlined by European DJs Daniele Baldelli and Jose Padilla.

May 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘Crunkadelic Funk’ And Beyond

WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas shares his favorite funky and soulful tracks, from Betty Davis to Mark Ronson.

May 19, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Gypsy Funk To A 12-Year-Old Jazz Pianist

KCRW’s Tom Schnabel joins us to share some of the music he’s listening to from around the world.

May 6, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From Afro-Cuban Funk To A Michael Jackson Salsa Tribute

DJ Luis “Speedy” Gonzalez shares new Latin sounds, including Tony Succar, Nils Fischer, PALO! and Federico Britos.

April 23, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: New Sounds From Canada To Sweden

KCRW’s Chris Douridas introduces us to new songs by Doldrums, Grace, Pale Honey, Jamie Scott and Bombadil.

April 17, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Swing And Vintage Jazz

Rob Bamberger, longtime host of “Hot Jazz Saturday Night” on WAMU, brings us sounds from Jelly Roll Morton to Artie Shaw.

April 8, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Hawaiian Sounds, From Jesse Kalima To Nohelani Cypriano

Colett Welch, host of “Ho’onanea” on KKCR community radio in Hanalei, Hawaii, shares some of her favorite Hawaiian music.

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October 6 17 Comments

Former Sandy Hook Teacher On Moving Forward After Tragedy

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis explains how she worked through her grief after the tragic shooting in her new book "Choosing Hope."

October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.