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February 1, 2016 3 Comments

DJ Session: A Mexican Obsession With Morrissey

On today’s playlist: the band Mexrrissey, which claims to be “delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all things Morrissey.”

January 25, 2016 Comment

DJ Session: From Bollywood Via London

Raj Dhanda and Pablo Sat-Bhambra share the latest music out of Bollywood and describe some changes in India’s music industry.

January 19, 2016 2 Comments

Remembering Glenn Frey

In a special edition of DJ Sessions, we remember one of the founding members of the Eagles, who died yesterday at age 67.

January 11, 2016 Comment

DJ Session: The Shapeshifting Sounds Of David Bowie

In a special edition of DJ Sessions, music editor Lyndsey Parker remembers the wide-ranging work of David Bowie.

January 7, 2016 6 Comments

DJ Session: Sunny Sounds From California For The New Year

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez shares music from Geographer, Remy Kay, Nxworries and more, in the first installment of DJ Sessions in 2016.

December 17, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: Best Music Of 2015

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe joins us to share his favorite music of the year, including “Lean On,” by Major Lazer featuring MØ and DJ Snake.

December 10, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Country Musicians To Watch In 2016

Marcia Campbell in Nashville takes us on a listening tour of up-and-coming country artists, including Chris Janson, Cam and Hailey Whitters.

December 1, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Broadway’s Hamilton And Beyond

Marion Hodges of KCRW shares a playlist including “The Schuyler Sisters” off the soundtrack for the Broadway production of “Hamilton.”

November 20, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Sounds Of Paris

Paris-based musician Clément Bindzi shares some music he’s been listening to since the terrorist attacks last week.

November 12, 2015 6 Comments

DJ Session: ‘Music That’s Shaken Not Stirred’

Voodoo, goth, exotica and tiki music are all styles that Darrell Brogdon plays on his show “Retro Cocktail Hour.”

November 4, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: Drawing Inspiration From Motown To The Spice Girls

This week’s installment includes music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Tom Misch.

October 22, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Younger Classical Artists Worth The Listen

Vic Di Geronimo shares music from classical artists in their 30s who are doing interesting things with established pieces.

October 14, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Session: Sounds From Syria And Beyond

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist that includes a new mix of a song by the Syrian artist Omar Souleyman.

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.

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February 5 10 Comments

Lead 101: Flint Crisis Is Latest Example Of America’s Lead Problem

Public health historian Gerald Markowitz reminds us that the problem of lead poisoning is anything but new.

February 5 5 Comments

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

February 4 5 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?