President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration President Obama will address the nation tonight at 5pm from the White House to unveil executive actions on immigration. KCRW will carry live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.
No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter' As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.
When In Pursuit Of Positive Change, Better Drop The 'Why Me' NPR's Michel Martin wonders: Why do so many of America's would-be leaders — from across the political spectrum — speak in the language of resentment rather than opportunity?
Recordings Might Sound A Silent Alarm About California Drought Bernie Krause is an audio ecologist. This year he noticed a precipitous drop in the sounds of one his favorite field recording sites, a change he attributes in large part to California's drought.
Amid A Violent Religious Rift, Pope Preaches Harmony In CAR Pope Francis is calling for communal and religious harmony during a visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour. The country has been racked by a deadly conflict driven by Christian and Muslim militias.
A Picture Of Janis Joplin, In Shades Of 'Blue' Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Amy Berg about her new film, <em>Janis: Little Girl Blue</em>, which chronicles the life and early death of the 1960s counterculture icon.
2 Degrees In Paris: The Global Warming Set To Dominate Climate Conversation As world leaders gather in Paris to talk about climate change, one phrase that will dominate conversations is "two degrees." Global leaders will discuss how to prevent global temperatures from warming by more than two degrees since the industrial revolution.
Drought Turns Spotlight On Future Of California Farms Half of all fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States come from California. Despite four years of extreme drought, the state's agriculture industry is thriving for some farmers. Ben Bergman with member station KPCC reports.
Syrian War Unsettles Fault Line Between Russia And Turkey Al Jazeera Arabic's Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara breaks down the latest news in rising tensions between Turkey and Russia and what it means for the ongoing crisis in Syria.
A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.
Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes In the video game<em> Star Wars: Battlefront</em>, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."