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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KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa. Harare houses one of the largest landfills in Zimbabwe.

from Greater LA

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to begin environmental reviews for the Cota Street lot as its preferred site for a new $80 million police station.

from Curious Coast

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Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

from Design and Architecture

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths and other Notes on Decor from Paul Fortune

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite.

from Design and Architecture

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens was established 100 years ago. But Henry Huntington’s footprint was far bigger than that.

Huntington at 100, Notes on Decor

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens was established 100 years ago. But Henry Huntington’s footprint was far bigger than that.

from Design and Architecture

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

LA pushes for cleaner cars, so why is the air still so bad?

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

from Greater LA

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

At 2019 Emmys, will HBO or Netflix take home more statues?

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

from Screengrab

One homeowner was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program   which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home…

Program to boost clean energy in LA is hurting some homeowners

One homeowner was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home…

from Greater LA

This week, through Sept 22: learn how to write about art; celebrate Bauhaus 100 x 2; and more centennials, at The Huntington and Catalina Island ; tour iconic 1960s architecture in…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Sept 22: learn how to write about art; celebrate Bauhaus 100 x 2; and more centennials, at The Huntington and Catalina Island ; tour iconic 1960s architecture in…

Oscar Vargas races back into his U.S. Forest Service SUV, his previously relaxed demeanor jolted by a shot of adrenaline.

For forest firefighters, training plans can change in a split second

Oscar Vargas races back into his U.S. Forest Service SUV, his previously relaxed demeanor jolted by a shot of adrenaline.

from Greater LA