Special Programming

Special Programming

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

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Hundreds of producers all over the world — from Russia to the United Kingdom and the United States — made an audio story overnight as a part of KCRW’s 8th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race …

KCRW and the California African American Museum have co-commissioned artist Lynnée Denise’s art piece, “Feet Prayer,” and a contextual conversation with the artist, crunk-funk dancer…

From New York City to the San Francisco Bay area, these stories are about heroes who go to extraordinary lengths to save the local wildlife they love.

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.

The annual on-air presentation of KCRW’s Radio Race shares the five winning audio pieces.

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.

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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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Greater LA

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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.

‘The Beauty in Breaking’: ER doctor on domestic violence, survival, and spiritual healing

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.

3% of Latinos use ‘Latinx’ to describe themselves, poll finds

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.

from Greater LA

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…

‘Project Power’ is original and scratches the summer blockbuster itch, critics say

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…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

How are students feeling about school starting soon?

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

The history of the Chateau Marmont, a historic hideaway for Hollywood’s elite

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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AUGUST 14-19: The Good Food Summer Potluck

Show us what you’re bringing!

from KCRW's Summer Club

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.

AMC plans to reopen some theaters on Aug. 20. Tickets will cost 15 cents

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.

from Hollywood Breakdown

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 14, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 14, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 14, 2020.