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January 01, 1990 - November 13, 2012 + Politics of Culture

Hammer Museum: Societe Anonyme listen Download

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Before there was a museum of modern art, there was the Société Anonyme, America's first "experimental museum for modern art" founded by some of the...

The Media Morphs: Producing for Multiple Digital Platforms listen Download

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The media is morphing in many ways, with old and new co-mingling--or trying to. Content may be king but how do you capitalize on...

A New Look at LACMA listen

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is undergoing a renewal. Its new director, Michael Govan, joins KCRW General manager Ruth Seymour and art...

Jonathan Alter on FDR's First Hundred Days listen

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How did a spoiled mama's boy become the hero of every day americans? In his first 100 days, Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced the worst crisis...

Spalding Gray Rememberance listen

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As UCLA Live prepares the West Coast portion of a bicoastal tribute to Spalding Gray, join KCRW for a moving documentary about the late writer...

The Role of Print Media Today listen

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Print media is losing readers and advertisers to online sites, sometimes their own, but without a clear idea of how to sustain the business model...

David Remnick Reporting listen

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Editor David Remnick has made The New Yorker a must-read. His new book, Reporting, brings together some of his own best profiles of writers, politicians,...

Robert Scheer's Playing President listen

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In his four decades as a newspaper reporter and columnist, Robert Scheer interviewed every sitting President from Nixon to Clinton. Join him in conversation about...

Gay Talese on A Writer's Life listen

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Gay Talese, the veteran reporter who was at the forefront of new journalism, authored such best-sellers as The Kingdom and the Power about the New...

Kevin Phillips on American Theocracy listen

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He once wrote the definitive book about the rise of conservative Republicans, but Kevin Phillips has become a vocal critic of the Bush Administration. Will...

All for Klimt listen

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is "all for Klimt" -- Gustav Klimt, that is. Ruth Seymour speaks with attorney Randol Schoenberg about...

France, Social Democracy and Globalization listen

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Are the demonstrations in France over a new law intended to get employers to hire young people a sort of canary in the mine? Can...

Lawrence Weschler on 'Everything That Rises' listen

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From a Cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our t-shirts, Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections...

Condor: To the Brink and Back listen

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The condor was nearly extinct until an eccentric group of birders brought it back to life. Find out why they bothered as Kevin Roderick interviews...

Otis Chandler Remembered listen

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He took the family business and made it a major powerhouse, turning the Los Angeles Times into a leading national newspaper. This week, we...