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January 01, 1990 - December 06, 2012 + LA Observed

Saving MOCA listen Download

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There's a real civic sadness looming in the reports that LA's Museum of Contemporary Art is reeling in financial trouble. If MOCA were to disappear...

LA's Era in DC listen Download

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Because Los Angeles is a city that mainly elects Democrats, the Bush years have not been especially good ones for LA's clout. But with the...

Prop 8 Aftermath listen Download

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We -– and by that I mean all of us in California -- have had a week and a half to absorb all that changed...

Obamamania listen Download

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The lobby of the Century Plaza Hotel is usually a pretty quiet place. Sedate comes to mind. You could fall asleep there and probably nothing...

No Endoresments Here listen Download

www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/lo/lo081031no_endoresments_here
So – finally -- it's almost over. The longest, most expensive and in many ways ugliest political campaign season most of us have ever seen. I'm...

History Lives On listen Download

www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/lo/lo081024history_lives_on
So Angelina Jolie is in a new Clint Eastwood movie about a Los Angeles historical episode. I can already hear the cynicism dripping all over town...

Digital Billboards listen Download

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Just when we have nearly conquered the plague of television commercials thanks to Tivo and the web, we now have giant commercials staring us in...

Natural History listen Download

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As a lifelong Angeleno, and someone who appreciates the natural history of L.A., I must confess that I enjoy it when something in the news reminds us...

Text Messages listen Download

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It's been three weeks now since the disastrous train collision in Chatsworth that killed 24 passengers and the engineer who was driving the Metrolink train....

Playoff Fever listen Download

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You don't have to be much of a sports fan to appreciate the story possibilities that are out there as a result of both local...

Crash Lessons listen Download

www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/lo/lo080919crash_lessons
I don't think it's any kind of secret, but if you didn't know, these afternoon spots on KCRW are recorded ahead of time. A couple of...

Media Hurricane Sarah listen Download

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There's just no denying that the choice of Governor Sarah Palin has completely rewritten the script for the race for president...

LA Tourists listen Download

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Now that Labor Day is gone, the foreign visitors who add some extra summer flavor to the city will be heading home. That's too bad. I'll miss...

They Shall Return listen Download

www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/lo/lo080829they_shall_return
Well, the Democrats have finished up their show in Denver. Pretty powerful speech to wrap up by Barack Obama. Or should we call him Reverend Obama?

Rocky Week listen Download

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It's nice to be back in this slot after two weeks off so the station could sign up new subscribers. And tap the old ones...