Special Programming

Special Programming

3 hr

KCRW news, culture and arts programming that's not regularly scheduled.

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WNYC and NPR-affiliates air live discussions and reports on the coordination of marches around the country to demand gun control.

War of the Worlds is a new opera from Yuval Sharon based on the original 1938 script from Orson Welles.

This broadcast celebrates the winners of the first annual Sarah Awards with a kaleidoscopic cross-section of innovative radio drama from around the world.

A collection of KCRW's best original programming from 2014.

Millions of farmers in California, Africa, and South Asia are all facing severe water issues.In this edition of America Abroad, we hear how unmanaged groundwater drilling in California…

Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S. Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story.

Growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession, millennials have recently been much maligned. Are critics right? (Sat/Sun 1pm)

In the 1990's, producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a few teens and asked them to report on their own lives. Now he's checked back in with them. (Sat, Jan 18, 9am)

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More than 19 million people in the U.S. watched the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” making it the most viewed episode of any HBO show ever.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

from Greater LA

Actor Titus Welliver talks tough guy persona on "Bosch".

from The Treatment

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A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

From the Bay to LA, conflicting views on how to fix California’s housing crisis

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

from Greater LA

Edward Goldman talks about the happy 40  th   anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has become free for all.

MOCA: 40 Years Old and Free for All

Edward Goldman talks about the happy 40 th  anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has become free for all.

from Art Talk

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

from Design and Architecture

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

from Design and Architecture

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Visualizing hip-hop with Cey Adams

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

from Design and Architecture

In sunkissed Los Angeles shade is a luxury. Reporter Sam Bloch explains why, and what needs to change for Mayor Eric Garcetti to plant 90,000 trees.

Shade; Cey Adams; Jason Wu

In sunkissed Los Angeles shade is a luxury. Reporter Sam Bloch explains why, and what needs to change for Mayor Eric Garcetti to plant 90,000 trees.

from Design and Architecture

The Economist says    2019 is the year of the vegan   , claiming a quarter of American millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian.

As vegan movement grows in LA, where should you eat?

The Economist says 2019 is the year of the vegan , claiming a quarter of American millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian.

from Greater LA

Most daycares are open during the day, but what if you work at night and don't have anyone to look after your kids? That's where 24-hour daycare comes in.

Puzzles, paints and 1 am pickups: peek inside a 24-hour daycare

Most daycares are open during the day, but what if you work at night and don't have anyone to look after your kids? That's where 24-hour daycare comes in.

from Greater LA