Special Programming

Special Programming

57 min

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 thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Tiger King” is a true crime documentary series about Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder and former zoo owner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.

from KCRW Features

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“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

Into the 'unknown’: Nurse travels to NYC to treat coronavirus ICU patients

“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

Psychological stress and post-traumatic growth from COVID-19

This pandemic is stressful for billions of people around the globe. Everyone deals with stress and fear differently.

from Greater LA

Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes.

HBM134: Questionable Hobbies of the Socially Isolated

Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes.

from Here Be Monsters

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

Turning to Zoom, people adapt funerals to social gathering restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of life on hold. But what’s continuing are family traditions, both joyful and somber.

from Greater LA

It’s been nearly three weeks since Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors.

What businesses count as essential during COVID-19? Equestrian facilities and private jet companies

It’s been nearly three weeks since Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors.

from Greater LA

It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

A year after Nipsey Hussle’s death, LA gangs agree to ceasefires

It's been one year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in South LA. His death prompted weeks of vigils, parades, and countless murals honoring his work.

from KCRW Features

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

The Cost of Silky Soft

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos but kept selling it and specifically marketed the product to Black women.

from Bodies

Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

During isolation, Santa Clarita boy keeps in touch with grandparents through Ring

Social distancing has put a strain on people who used to see each other often, like Cade Costic and his grandparents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand