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Radio Race 2018

KCRW’s 6th annual 24-hour Radio Race is open for registration. This year’s race begins at 10 a.m. PST August 25 and lasts through 10 a.m. PST August 26. You’ll have just 24 hours to write, record and edit a nonfiction radio story. We encourage producers of any experience level to participate. Yeah, even you.

Sen. Kamala Harris on opposing Judge Kavanaugh from the For The Curious BLOG

California Senator Kamala Harris will vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and she will not change her mind. “A tiger can always change its stripes. But… Read More

July 12, 2018

Press Play: Remembering Joe Frank from the For The Curious BLOG

Radio legend Joe Frank died Monday. He was 79. Press Play talked to some of the people who worked with Frank about his brilliance, his storytelling and his unmistakeable voice.… Read More

January 16, 2018

Calif. Governor’s race: Travis Allen interview from the For The Curious BLOG

Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen represents Huntington Beach. Allen missed out on President Trump’s endorsement, but he says he still supports him and his agenda. Allen talks to us about immigration, his support for a border wall, and… Read More

May 25, 2018

Calif. Governor’s race: Antonio Villaraigosa interview from the For The Curious BLOG

You may remember him as the two-term mayor of Los Angeles, but Antonio Villaraigosa has his eyes set on higher office. He’s one of the top Democratic contenders in the race to… Read More

May 24, 2018

Calif. governor’s race: Delaine Eastin interview from the For The Curious BLOG

In the weeks leading up to the June 5 primary, Press Play is speaking with the top candidates running for governor. We start with Delaine Eastin. She served two terms… Read More

May 14, 2018

Calif. governor’s race: John Chiang interview from the For The Curious BLOG

Democrat John Chiang has been state treasurer since 2015. Before that he was the state controller for two terms. He’s now running to be the next governor of California. He… Read More

May 17, 2018

‘Soft Power:’ Rise of China, and flipping the yellowface trope from the For The Curious BLOG

Playwright David Henry Hwang’s new show, “Soft Power,” sounds like it’s ripped straight from recent headlines. The first part is a comedy set in LA during the 2016 presidential election.… Read More

May 10, 2018

Superintendent Austin Beutner emphasizes kid-centric vision for LAUSD from the For The Curious BLOG

On Tuesday, Austin Beutner was named LAUSD’s new superintendent. He’s held high-profile jobs at City Hall and the LA Times. He did very well in private equity before that. But… Read More

May 03, 2018

Johnny Cash and the Ballad of Glen Sherley from the KCRW Music BLOG

As part of KCRW’s Lost Notes, reporter Peter Gilstrap tells the tale of how the often incarcerated Country musician Glen Sherley found his life intertwined with the life of Johnny… Read More

May 03, 2018

Mayor Garcetti on homelessness and his political future from the For The Curious BLOG

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti stopped by KCRW’s studios to talk about his call to end homelessness and what that looks like. He wants to put emergency shelters in every council… Read More

April 17, 2018

How to pitch KCRW from the For The Curious BLOG

Have you pitched KCRW? Do you want to? We’re about to tell you some of the best ways to go about it. We recently hosted our first pitch panel, where… Read More

April 11, 2018



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