Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
AMC announced it will start to reopen its theaters in parts of the country where COVID protocols allow it. But it remains to be seen whether this move will pay off for the chain.
Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.
AMC struck a deal with NBCUniversal to allow the studio’s movies to come to video on-demand services 17 days after their theatrical releases.
The Washington Nationals are playing the New York Yankees on Thursday night — in an empty stadium.Fox Sports is using computer animation to add “virtual fans” to the broadcast.
Nick Cannon has apologized for anti-Semitic comments he recently made on his podcast.
NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.
As Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the closures of bars, movie theaters and indoor restaurants in California, Disneyland in Anaheim has yet to announce a new reopening date.
The Walt Disney Company recently announced that Disneyland will not reopen next month as planned, even though Disney World will reopen starting July 11.
KCRW talks with Sydney Perry, who will soon start her junior year at Los Alamitos High, plus Brooke Ivy, a senior who already started classes at West Ranch High.
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Some companies are trying to sell their leftover clothes to employees (plus their friends and families), then send the items to recycling facilities. Some are burning their clothes.
The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.
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Los Angeles is having an identity crisis. City officials tout new development and shiny commuter trains, while longtime residents are doing all they can to hang on to home.
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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.
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Dr. Michele Harper has spent her career as an ER physician at hospitals in the South Bronx and Philadelphia. She shares how healing patients taught her to care for herself.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that barely a quarter of Americans who identify as Hispanic or Latino have even heard of the word Latinx.
Critics review “Sputnik,” a Russian-language film about a space explorer who returns to earth with an alien parasite inside him; “Boys State,” about an annual program where 1000 male…
The fall semester starts on August 18 for more than 600,000 students in LA’s public schools. Instructions will be entirely online, and teachers will keep attendance.
The owner of LA’s Chateau Marmont recently announced plans to turn it into a members-only property by the end of the year. It’s fallen on hard times since the pandemic took hold.
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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 14, 2020.
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Journalist JoAnn Wypijewski’s latest book, “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life” issues a blistering challenge to “scandal…
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