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KCRW’s 6th Annual 24-hour Radio Race winners from the For The Curious BLOG

The wait is over. We’re proud to announce the winners of KCRW’s 6th annual 24-hour Radio Race. When we released this year’s theme, The New Normal, we encouraged the 250… Read More

September 12, 2018

Music For Your Weekend from the KCRW Music BLOG

Greetings! I hope you’re enjoying all of your favorite KCRW programming uninterrupted as we embark on our first ever UnDrive pledge drive! If you’ve not yet made a donation, you… Read More

September 07, 2018

Announcing KCRW’s top 10 Radio Race finalists from the For The Curious BLOG

If you’ve never stayed up for 24 hours straight to make radio, you’re missing out. KCRW’s 6th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race had 250 teams participate this year. We received submissions… Read More

September 06, 2018

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.

James Baldwin’s picture book shows realities of urban black childhood from the For The Curious BLOG

James Baldwin’s only children’s book, “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood,” has been revived decades after its original publication in 1976. At that time, critics and readers didn’t… Read More

August 28, 2018

The dirtiest spot on an airplane, and tips for staying healthy onboard from the For The Curious BLOG

Airlines are looking into new wellness programs for ultra-long nonstop flights, including changing menus to promote hydration. Singapore Airlines is considering healthier, lower calorie options, and substituting starchy potatoes with… Read More

August 24, 2018

Music For Your Weekend from the KCRW Music BLOG

What a week for new music! Seriously I almost can’t believe the embarrassment of riches contained within my inbox right now. I could have shared new tracks from Matthew Dear,… Read More

August 10, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians: The personal stakes for director Jon M. Chu and the cast from the For The Curious BLOG

For the first time since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club,” a major Hollywood studio is out with a film featuring an all-Asian cast. “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu… Read More

August 09, 2018

The China Ban: Why more of your recyclables are going to the landfill from the For The Curious BLOG

For decades, the recycling market was driven by China, which was buying a lot of what was coming out of our blue recycle bins here in LA and in the… Read More

August 09, 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

Remembering Jonathan Gold

KCRW mourns the death of our friend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold. Please join us in celebrating the life of this giant who helped us find our place in this sprawling city by eating our way through it.

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

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



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