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Last November’s Woolsey Fire burned down hundreds of homes in LA and Ventura counties. In response, home insurance companies are raising the rates of some policyholders, while opting not to renew the policies of other homeowners.
from Greater LA
A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.
from Film Reviews
When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.
from Good Food
KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual Great Tortilla Tournament is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…
Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.
from The Business
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.
An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told. Top journalists present stand-alone audio documentaries that highlight music’s head, heart and beat.
Everything you wanted to know about good cooking, good eating, good food! From LA Chef, author, radio host, and restaurateur Evan Kleiman, at KCRW.com.
Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to Weiser Family Farms for biquinho peppers.
CBS and Viacom have officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.
LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.
In 2018, Gustavo Arellano wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.
These days Los Angeles chef Jet Tila is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.
Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".
from The Treatment
In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…
from The 805
For a city with seemingly perfect weather, a yoga studio on every block, fresh local produce, and hyper health-conscious people, Santa Barbara has produced some remarkably unhealthy…
Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.
What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.
Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.
This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.
from Hollywood Breakdown
From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.
from KCRW Features