History

Lost Notes brings you behind-the-scenes conversations with Nia Andrews and Terrace Martin about the legendary Reggie Andrews.

from Lost Notes

The construction of Dodger Stadium displaced hundreds of people who lived in Chavez Ravine decades ago. Former residents and descendants don’t agree on reparations.

from KCRW Features

Japanese Americans have played baseball in SoCal for 100 years, but the last Japanese American youth league in LA County — Sansei Baseball — is shrinking.

Sansei league shows deep bond between baseball and Japanese Californians

Japanese Americans have played baseball in SoCal for 100 years, but the last Japanese American youth league in LA County — Sansei Baseball — is shrinking.

from KCRW Features

In a new cookbook filled with Lebanese recipes, Hana El-Hibri invokes the spirit of "mayylu," an invitation for visitors to pop in.

A trek through Lebanon's Mountain Trail opens the doors of hospitality

In a new cookbook filled with Lebanese recipes, Hana El-Hibri invokes the spirit of "mayylu," an invitation for visitors to pop in.

from Good Food

Kitty Morse opens a tattered leather valise and uncovers a WWII journal from her French forbearers — with photographs and some very special recipes.

The contents of an old valise inspire a deeply personal cookbook

Kitty Morse opens a tattered leather valise and uncovers a WWII journal from her French forbearers — with photographs and some very special recipes.

from Good Food

On the 80th anniversary of the storming of the beaches of Normandy, France, a new book chronicles the experiences of those involved — from generals and troops, to allies and enemies.

Oral history of D-Day offers window into the historic WWII turning point

On the 80th anniversary of the storming of the beaches of Normandy, France, a new book chronicles the experiences of those involved — from generals and troops, to allies and enemies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lost Notes examines the legacy of Reggie Andrews, a world-class musician, producer, and mentor who changed the lives of countless young musicians in South LA.

Do What You Want To Do: The Legacy of Reggie Andrews

Lost Notes examines the legacy of Reggie Andrews, a world-class musician, producer, and mentor who changed the lives of countless young musicians in South LA.

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Noah Gittell’s new book, “Baseball: The Movie,” traces the lineage of and connection between two great American pastimes — baseball and film.

Baseball movies are ‘perfect genre’ to reflect hard American truths

Noah Gittell’s new book, “Baseball: The Movie,” traces the lineage of and connection between two great American pastimes — baseball and film.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Alicia Kennedy unpacks the history of vegan and vegetarian eating in America and considers diets that are kinder to the planet.

A new book considers a world where meat isn't at the center of the plate

Alicia Kennedy unpacks the history of vegan and vegetarian eating in America and considers diets that are kinder to the planet.

from Good Food

Jonathan Kauffman explains how "hippie food" went mainstream.

How 'hippie food' went mainstream

Jonathan Kauffman explains how "hippie food" went mainstream.

from Good Food

Author and illustrator Mark Kurlansky peels back the cultural, historical, and gastronomical layers of the onion.

Can onions cure baldness and drive you mad with lust?

Author and illustrator Mark Kurlansky peels back the cultural, historical, and gastronomical layers of the onion.

from Good Food

The California coast spans 840 miles and boasts diverse flora and fauna. Pat Krug’s new book explains why these creatures live where they do, and gives tips on how to spot them.

How CA got its unique coastline, what cool creatures live there

The California coast spans 840 miles and boasts diverse flora and fauna. Pat Krug’s new book explains why these creatures live where they do, and gives tips on how to spot them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lost Notes celebrates the life of Ruth Dolphin, who went from being a terrified widow with four kids to the mother of an LA musical empire.

Dear Ruth: How Ruth Dolphin (Re-)Built a Musical Empire

Lost Notes celebrates the life of Ruth Dolphin, who went from being a terrified widow with four kids to the mother of an LA musical empire.

from Lost Notes

SoCal museums are reshaping exhibits as federal regulations now require them to secure Native American tribal consent before displaying cultural items.

Museums must return Native American artifacts due to new law

SoCal museums are reshaping exhibits as federal regulations now require them to secure Native American tribal consent before displaying cultural items.

from KCRW Features

From Prohibition bourbon to dolce vita amaro, journalist Aaron Goldfarb follows collectors hunting for vintage spirits.

For vintage spirits collectors, bourbon can be liquid gold

From Prohibition bourbon to dolce vita amaro, journalist Aaron Goldfarb follows collectors hunting for vintage spirits.

from Good Food

Historian Hadley Meares looks at how Hollywood sips cocktails on the big screen.

How Old Hollywood made cocktails look cool

Historian Hadley Meares looks at how Hollywood sips cocktails on the big screen.

from Good Food

Author and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel “The Sympathizer.” It’s just been adapted into a new limited series from HBO.

Encore: ‘The Sympathizer’ offers fresh look at Vietnam War

Author and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel “The Sympathizer.” It’s just been adapted into a new limited series from HBO.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lost Notes introduces a pair of brothers - one from NASA, the other from Motown - who launched an entire musical universe from their Hollywood Hills hideout.

Places & Spaces: The Mizell Brothers’ LA Alchemy

Lost Notes introduces a pair of brothers - one from NASA, the other from Motown - who launched an entire musical universe from their Hollywood Hills hideout.

from Lost Notes

Author and illustrator Mark Kurlansky peels back the cultural, historical, and gastronomical layers of onions.

Unpeeling the onion's culture and history

Author and illustrator Mark Kurlansky peels back the cultural, historical, and gastronomical layers of onions.

from Good Food

Amy Chozick covered Hillary Clinton’s 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Her memoir “Chasing Hillary” is the basis for the new Max series “The Girls on the Bus.”

Reporting on Hillary Clinton inspired ‘The Girls on the Bus’

Amy Chozick covered Hillary Clinton’s 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Her memoir “Chasing Hillary” is the basis for the new Max series “The Girls on the Bus.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand