Special Programming

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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Outfest begins today, with an opening gala at the Orpheum downtown. The film festival’s main mission is to promote equality and share more LGBTQ stories on the big screen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City has a new exhibit that pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greats. It’s called Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop .

from Greater LA

Disney's remake of "The Lion King" looks like the real thing--animation that simulates real life in astonishing detail.

from Film Reviews

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Emmy nominations  are out , and HBO has at least for this year bested rival Netflix.

Hollywood News Banter: Were Emmy nominations just business as usual?

Emmy nominations are out , and HBO has at least for this year bested rival Netflix.

from The Business

Chef   Thomas Ortega   calls his culinary style “pocho cuisine,” implying a seamless relationship between his American and Mexican influences.

Chef Thomas Ortega’s take on fast-casual “pocho cuisine”

Chef Thomas Ortega calls his culinary style “pocho cuisine,” implying a seamless relationship between his American and Mexican influences.

from Good Food

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

Actress Sarah Scott on SAG-AFTRA in the Me Too era.

Sarah Scott was a working actress in Hollywood with the usual ups and downs of a life in the entertainment industry.

from The Business

This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing.   Amy Scattergood   was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the   LA Times  .

One year after Jonathan Gold

This Sunday, July 21 marks the one-year anniversary of Jonathan Gold's passing. Amy Scattergood was one of the late restaurant critic's collaborators at the LA Times .

from Good Food

Eater just released its long awaited list of   best new restaurants   in the country.

Eater releases its standout new restaurants—and two are from LA

Eater just released its long awaited list of best new restaurants in the country.

from Good Food

Amy Scattergood of the LA Times remembers her partnership with Jonathan Gold, one year after his passing. Eater releases its Best New Restaurants list.

One year after Jonathan Gold

Amy Scattergood of the LA Times remembers her partnership with Jonathan Gold, one year after his passing. Eater releases its Best New Restaurants list.

from Good Food

Josh Pressman and Jihee Kim are the chefs and partners behind   Dandi ,  a tasting menu experience in Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie.

Santa Monica Farmers Market is teeming with fresh corn

Josh Pressman and Jihee Kim are the chefs and partners behind Dandi , a tasting menu experience in Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie.

from Good Food

Lawry’s The Prime Rib   is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.   
  Lawry’s chief…

How Lawry’s is changing after 80 years in the business

Lawry’s The Prime Rib is an LA institution, and it’s celebrating its 80 years by doing something such institutions are not especially known for: changing.  Lawry’s chief…

from Good Food