Special Programming

Special Programming

3 hr

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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This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

Judge Judy has been on TV for two decades, resolving real-life small claim disputes. She’s the queen of daytime television, beating Ellen DeGeneres, Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ten years ago today, pop superstar Michael Jackson died at age 50. It was a shocking event that took over the news, and vigils popped up instantly worldwide.

from Greater LA

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Los Angeles Football Club is playing well. Now in its second season of Major League Soccer, it’s first place in the league.

Flags, chants and beer showers: Meet the LA Football Club’s biggest fans

Los Angeles Football Club is playing well. Now in its second season of Major League Soccer, it’s first place in the league.

from Greater LA

Judge Judy has been on TV for two decades, resolving real-life small claim disputes. She makes nearly $50 million a year for it.

How Judge Judy built a multi-million dollar fortune

Judge Judy has been on TV for two decades, resolving real-life small claim disputes. She makes nearly $50 million a year for it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

A couple’s 4000-mile journey across the Arctic by foot and canoe

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Edward Goldman talks about the solo exhibitions by John Baldessari and Gwynn Murrill at Laguna Art Museum, and Eric Fischl at Sprüth Magers.

These People and Animals Compete For Our Attention

Edward Goldman talks about the solo exhibitions by John Baldessari and Gwynn Murrill at Laguna Art Museum, and Eric Fischl at Sprüth Magers.

from Art Talk

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

from Design and Architecture

Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano is taking over LA with brightly colored plastic and lots of plants.

SelgasCano in LA; The Weather Machine

Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano is taking over LA with brightly colored plastic and lots of plants.

from Design and Architecture

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

SelgasCano brings plastic and plants to Second Home LA

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

from Design and Architecture

As the Democratic debates begin this week, we take time to talk TV's coverage of the 2020 election.

Cable news and the 2020 election

As the Democratic debates begin this week, we take time to talk TV's coverage of the 2020 election.

from Screengrab