Did you know the city owns almost 9,000 parcels of city-owned land and properties across LA County? LA City Controller Ron Galperin released a map last year of unaccounted-for property, with a view to making the city more accountable and transparent, as well as pushing elected officials to amplify the value and best use of these sites.
Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, and normally at this point in the awards season there's a clear frontrunner or two for best picture, but this year, the indicators all are over the place.
This was the week the nation observed the birthday and celebrated the achievements of Martin Luther King. But, despite what he accomplished, King himself felt unfulfilled up to the time he was murdered. His goals had not been yet been met as told by David Garrow, King’s Pulitzer Prize winning biographer. Garrow’s anecdotes and insights include what was likely King’s greatest disappointment.
The house in the Inland Empire where 13 kids and adults were being imprisoned and abused was licensed as a home school. Almost anyone can operate a home school in California. We look at why these schools are so loosely regulated.
Canadian rockers Wolf Parade returned from a significant hiatus with their fantastic record Cry Cry Cry. The album has an energetic urgency and is full of tightly crafted punchy pop-rock anthems that will be incredible to witness live.
What does author Michael Wolff make of the president’s reaction to his book “Fire and Fury?” We talk to him about his time inside the White House, and what Steve Bannon might say to Robert Mueller’s investigators.
Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados.
LA photographer Cathy Opie has made a short film about an arsonist who loves mid-century-modern LA houses so much, he’s driven to destroy them. And the late LA artist Mike Kelley was obsessed with Kandor, Superman's hometown on the planet Krypton. Both artists address the utopian ideals of modernist architecture, and what happens when those ideals fail to materialize.
Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.
The songs we’ve sampled off LA rocker Ty Segall’s forthcoming album are some of his best yet. He’ll pop by our studio to premiere more new material from Freedom’s Goblin, in advance of its January 26 release.