A collection of KCRW's best original programming from 2014.
Best of 2014
From this Episode:
Donut Man of East LA
Carolina Miranda is an arts reporter who wrote a feature on Abel Nabor Campos in the winter edition of Lucky Peach magazine. Her story details how Abel Nabor Campos,...
7 min, 42 sec
Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park
The decline of horse racing as a favorite American sport means the decline, and now the fall, of Hollywood Park . It started in 1938. Walt Disney was an original...
9 min, 58 sec
Transgender Kids, Tough Choices
What would you say if your three-year-old boy told you that he’s not a boy, he’s a girl: not just once, but over and over again? More and more people are identifying as...
Rob Schneider; Credit: Stephen Downes There’s a basic tenet in Hollywood that business is done with OPM: Other People’s Money. Rob Schneider is breaking this rule in a...
10 min, 51 sec
Finishing Daniel Pearl's Last Story
Twelve years ago yesterday, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl drove off for an interview in Karachi, Pakistan and never came back . A month later, the FBI received...
6 min, 28 sec
Use Big Words
Yago Cura; Credit: Eric Pearse Chávez Professor Yago Cura is helping inmates in LA County jails earn their high school diploma. His advice for when they leave jail, "Use...
2 min, 15 sec
Inside the 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call
It's been more than 25 years since NWA released Straight Outta Compton , and band members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are now making a film about the city and their rise to fame....
6 min, 42 sec