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NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.

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Los Angeles is having an identity crisis. City officials tout new development and shiny commuter trains, while longtime residents are doing all they can to hang on to home. This eight-part series is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.

LATEST EPISODE 30 min

A look back at the week in Berlin politically, culturally and musically. Featuring reports by Monika Müller-Kroll, Marlene Melchior and Sylvia Cunningham.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

KCRW's signature local public affairs program has expanded to include today's top national and international news, as well as local issues.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

KCRW Investigates is an ongoing series focusing on some of the most vulnerable workers and the industries that employ them.

LATEST EPISODE 8 min

National Public Radio's weekday afternoon newsmagazine.

LATEST EPISODE 2 hr, 30 min

The BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information in English and 32 other languages.

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Steve Chiotakis talks to Los Angeles journalists about the week's leading news stories.

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Matt Miller – Washington Post columnist and Left, Right & Center host – talks to the world's most provocative thinkers. As timely as the week's headlines, yet tackling subjects destined to influence events for years. This...Is Interesting brings to listeners the people and ideas that are shaping our world.

LATEST EPISODE 2 hr

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture. Josh Barro, representing the Center, hosts a discussion of the week’s news and issues with thought leaders on the Right and Left, and expert guests. In today’s world, the lines between parties and ideologies seem distinct, but are they really? Hear how the other side thinks on the issues that matter most. From the news that dominates the headlines to the important topics below the fold, Left, Right & Center busts the opinion bubbles and echo chambers with genuine discussion and real talk. On the air since 1996, Left, Right & Center is consistently ranked among the top politics and news podcasts.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

National Public Radio's morning newsmagazine.

LATEST EPISODE 2 hr

Business news with a global perspective from American Public Media.

LATEST EPISODE 30 min

News Special Programming

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

Live coverage of the Santa Monica City Council meetings. The Santa Monica City Council regularly meets at 5:45pm, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, and holds additional special meetings, as needed. (KCRW coverage of the meetings airs 8pm-midnight.) All City Council meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may comment on any item listed on the agenda. For additional information, go to www.SMGov.net .

LATEST EPISODE 4 hr

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

A weekday mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the globe.

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National Public Radio's weekend afternoon newsmagazine.

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NPR's Saturday morning news program.

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NPR's Sunday morning news program.

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Reveal is a new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It's hosted by Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

This is what the news should sound like. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times' newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.

LATEST EPISODE 30 min

If you really listen, we sound like two different countries: Red America and Blue America. Then again, most of us are NOT listening. Heading into the midterms KCRW and WVPB are teaming up to try to change that. “Red State, Blue State” is a weekly conversation between Californians and West Virginians about the issues that divide us.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives - the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. This series traces the path from city block to jail block and back.

LATEST EPISODE 10 min

There are so many lawyers, lawsuits and legal news surrounding President Trump that we needed to call our own lawyer. In this special weekly series from Left, Right & Center, Josh Barro and former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Ken White untangle the legal drama facing the president and his associates. Each week, Josh and Ken talk about law, libel, defamation, the Mueller investigation, and all the names in the headlines, from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

One Year Later is a special series that takes a new approach to the national political debate. A year after a polarizing election, three hosts, each with a distinct perspective, speak honestly about America's differences and look for ways to bridge the country's divides.   What's your perspective? Call us at 424-272-7082 !  Share your thoughts .

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The Takeaway, hosted by Tanzina Vega is a one-hour daily news show that reveals unexpected insights into the day’s news, fills a need for greater context, and interacts with audiences in a way that no other public radio news program offers. The Takeaway convenes conversations across social divides to give listeners not just the information, but the complex, nuanced perspectives they need for understanding and participation.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

Every week, Zócalo columnist and fourth-generation Southern Californian Joe Mathews talks to Morning Edition host Chery Glaser about 21st-century California's people, politics, trends and idiosyncrasies.

LATEST EPISODE 1 hr

KCRW's stories, special interviews, and in-depth reporting from the field. KCRW's features air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

LATEST EPISODE 10 min

Studio 360 is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy — so let Studio 360 give you new and different ideas for a movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Studio 360 also gives listeners a chance to get their creative juices flowing with regular listener challenges. Produced by PRI.

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