Special Programming

Special Programming

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

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Best of the Best is a yearly ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

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.

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One of the oldest hospitals in LA is permanently closing this week. Its owner, Verity Health System, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The announcement of the closure came as a surprise.

from Greater LA

Composer Jeff Beal (“House of Cards") has created new music for the Oscar-winning silent movie “Sunrise: A Song For Two Humans,” directed by German expressionist F.W. Murnau in 1927.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Learn how the avant-garde of the 1960s and '70s is as important as ever; celebrate the beautiful banks of Millard Sheets; have an out of body multimedia experience; check out what's…

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A new PBS documentary provides insight into a prison initiative that is fighting recidivism with an unlikely tool.

The Greatest Threat to the Prison Industrial Complex

A new PBS documentary provides insight into a prison initiative that is fighting recidivism with an unlikely tool.

from Scheer Intelligence

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

Daniel Mendelsohn: Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

from Bookworm

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

Threatened super bloom site is at heart of new film

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

from KCRW Features

It’s day two of President Trump’s impeachment trial, with opening arguments underway. We get in-depth analysis.

Impeachment trial analysis; classic film gets new music

It’s day two of President Trump’s impeachment trial, with opening arguments underway. We get in-depth analysis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.

Happy Hour

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.

from Martini Shot

We speak with a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of 14 men and women who help people plan their Disney vacations.

Planning a trip to Tomorrowland? Disney Parks Moms can help

We speak with a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of 14 men and women who help people plan their Disney vacations.

from Greater LA

Legends of an underground people on a small Baltic island.

HBM129: The Underearthlings

Legends of an underground people on a small Baltic island.

from Here Be Monsters

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

The dangers and delicacy of Santa Barbara sea urchins

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

from KCRW Features