Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.

Morning Edition

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

Morning Edition

Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

All Things Considered

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

All Things Considered

Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.

All Things Considered

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

July 23, 2014
Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop group made up of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun based in Oakland, California. (Caroll Jones/Flickr)

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

Music On Only A Game

July 19, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s sports music.

Take Two With Trio Ellas

July 18, 2014
From left, Nelly Cortez (guitarron, vocals), Suemy Gonzalez (violin), and Stephanie Amaro (guitar) are Trio Ellas. (Ernesto Casillas)

We revisit our conversation with Trio Ellas, a Los Angeles-based trio who play mariachi music with a twist, in honor of their new album “Noches Angelina.”

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Of The Afro-Cuban All Stars

July 18, 2014
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez

The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We’ll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.

‘Rocks Off’: The Stones Keep Rolling

July 15, 2014
The Rolling Stones members Keith Richards (L) and Mick Jagger perform on stage at San Siro Stadium on July 11, 2006 in Milan, Italy. (Getty Images)

Author Bill Janovitz shares a listening guide to the songs that sum up the Rolling Stone’s tumultuous and far-reaching career.

DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies

July 14, 2014
DJ Mike Haile shares his favorite summer songs in this DJ session. Above, an image from Blue Stingrays' "Surf-N-Burn." (Mutant Surfing/Flickr)

DJ Mike Haile of WHMS shares his favorite summer songs from Billy Stewart, Nat King Cole, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.

Music On Only A Game

July 12, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the best of the Best Of hits.

On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival

July 11, 2014
Fresh Oil From Heaven performs at the 2013 Colorado Black Arts Festival, which was founded 28 years ago. (CBAF/Facebook)

Perry Ayers, who co-founded the festival 28 years ago, talks about what’s on tap for this weekend, including jazz, gospel and more.

The 'Emergence' Of One Talented String Quartet

July 11, 2014
The Emergence Quartet (from L - R: Emily Dahl, Lisa Goddard, Emily Davidson and Zoe Kemmerling). (Courtesy Emergence Quartet)

The Emergence Quartet. Four women. Lots of strings. And a deep serving of music history.

DJ Sessions: International Music That’s Unexpected

July 9, 2014
The Bombay Royale perform live at Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival 2014. (Chris Phutully/Flickr)

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist from around the world, including Italy’s Clap! Clap!, Brazilian rapper Karol Conka and more.

Music On Only A Game

July 5, 2014
Only A Game Music

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down this week’s music.

Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka

July 4, 2014
Bela Fleck, left, and Tony Trischka perform at a benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in New York.  (AP)

Tony Trischka, the man who made the banjo bigger, jazzier and more worldly brings his banjo to our studio.

DJ Sessions: Back To The Land With Bluegrass

July 3, 2014
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley performs in 2008 (Rob Crawford/Flickr).

WVTF’s Kinney Rorrer shares a bluegrass playlist, including legend Ralph Stanley, Virginia’s own Junior Sisk and supergroup Close Kin.

Music On Only A Game

June 28, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down this week’s songs.

Rosanne Cash Speaks Out On Music Licensing

June 26, 2014
Roseanne Cash, pictured here in January 2014 at a WFUV event in New York City, testified before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday about music licensing and illegal downloading. (Gus Philippas/WFUV)

The musician and daughter of Johnny Cash is asking Congress to do more to protect the rights of musicians.

Boston’s TD Garden Cited After Dozens Hospitalized At Concert

June 26, 2014

First responders treated as many as 80 people — three dozen of those. many of them under 18, were taken to area hospitals.

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