LA May Get Another Shot at Olympic Gold
Boston was the US Olympic Committee’s first choice to host the summer games in 2024. Los Angeles was number two. Now that Boston’s dropped out, is LA ready to bid again? We hear the pros and the cons.
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Jul 29, 2015
Cecil the Lion, 'The End of the Tour,' and Jason Bentley on Giorgio Moroder
During the last days of the book tour for his novel Infinite Jest, writer David Foster Wallace was joined by a reporter named David Lipsky. Lipsky wrote a memoir about the experience, which has been turned into a film called “The End of the Tour.” And the first installment of a brand new segment: Every other week, we’ll talk to a different KCRW DJ about music. This week: Giorgio Moroder is one of the pioneers of electronic music. At 74 years old, Moroder has released his first new album in 30 years.
The Rising Cost of Fighting Cancer
The annual cost of cancer drugs has soared to twice the average American income. Oncologists around the country are calling for new regulations to ease the financial burden on patients facing bankruptcy as well as life-threatening diseases.
What Can the World Do for South Sudan?
Four years ago, President Obama celebrated South Sudan as the world's newest nation. Today, at a meeting of the African Union, he was urging its East African neighbors to help stop that country's devastating civil war.
President Obama addresses the African Union at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 28, 2015 Photo courtesy of African Union
Recently, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof was in South Sudan. He joins us to discusses the human cost of the conflict.
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Jul 28, 2015
To the Point
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Design and Architecture
A thoughtful look at architecture and design in the modern age.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
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Good Food on the Road
KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold of The Los Angeles Times about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.
Get Jonathan Gold's weekly restaurant suggestion sent to your phone. Text the "Good Food" to 69866 and get a text with the name, address and phone number of this week's restaurant.
KCRW’s 'The Business' host Kim Masters breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
Joe Frank: Return Engagement
“Radio noir,” selected from 230-plus hours of Frank's original programs. Each hour can contain a philosophical exploration, an intimate confession, an absurd comedy, a dark tragedy; all of which he takes to the farthest edge while bringing the listener along for the alternately emotional and/or enlightening ride...
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Kyle Patrick Alvarez: The Stanford Prison Experiment
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School Discipline, Bias in the Justice System, and Political Crowds-For-Hire
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Which Way, LA? Blog
Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively, thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about.