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Special Programming

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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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Dozens of fired museum employees and their supporters rallied last Friday outside the Marciano Art Foundation, the now-closed arts institution on Wilshire Boulevard.  Opening just…

from Design and Architecture

Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

from Design and Architecture

Marciano Art Foundation is closing. The news came days after visitor services associates announced their intention to unionize.

from Design and Architecture

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In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

The fight over documents about alleged police misconduct in Fullerton

In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

from Greater LA

The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S. to live and work here.

Angelenos on the Supreme Court’s looming DACA decision

The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S. to live and work here.

from Greater LA

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

The mental stresses DACA recipients may endure

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

from Greater LA

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Two Popes from Netflix.

KCRW Partner Screening: The Two Popes

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Two Popes from Netflix.

from Arts & Culture Stories

At $7 a month, or free for Verizon customers, Disney+ seems like a steal. But unlike some of the other streaming services, it won't have a ton of new content upon debut.

Disney+ is here. Is it a must-have if you don't have kids?

At $7 a month, or free for Verizon customers, Disney+ seems like a steal. But unlike some of the other streaming services, it won't have a ton of new content upon debut.

from Screengrab

Comfort turns to horror when the night becomes weaponized - used to terrorize and control. This is the most ominous embodiment of the night.

As a Weapon

Comfort turns to horror when the night becomes weaponized - used to terrorize and control. This is the most ominous embodiment of the night.

from Nocturne

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

5 design things to do: Nov 14 - 20

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

In California, the 2004 Paid Family Leave Act provides new mothers six partially paid weeks of bonding time with their children.

Why paid family leave may not pay for many new moms

In California, the 2004 Paid Family Leave Act provides new mothers six partially paid weeks of bonding time with their children.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand