Culture Dose: KEXP Presents Music Heals

Sunflower Bean. Photo by Nataworry Photography.

In conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month, KEXP presents “Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery” on Thursday, May 23 (6am-6pm PDT). This full day of on-air programming, featuring curated tunes, artist interviews and listener stories, intends to “connect people around the globe through the healing power of music.” The event—part of KEXP’s “Music Heals” series aimed at helping listeners through their most difficult moments—is dedicated to the art form’s power to heal, overcome addiction, inspire recovery and reduce the stigma around substance use disorder.

Music lovers everywhere can tune in via KEXP to livestream inspiring recovery stories and exclusive interviews with fellow listeners and talents like Macklemore, Moby, Julien Baker, Hole’s Patty Schemel, IDLES’S Lee Kiernan, Titus Andronicus’s Patrick Stickles, Chris Cohen, the Coathangers, Lala Lala’s Lillie West and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck.

Dave Depper Photo by Dusty Henry
Dave Depper. Photo by Dusty Henry.