Greater LA

Greater LA

Host Steve Chiotakis connects you to the people and places of Southern California.

Angel City FC is LA’s first pro women’s team since the LA Sol disbanded 12 years ago. With about 18,000 people attending each game, Angel City says it’s here to stay.

LA’s Angel City FC: New chapter for women’s rights and pay equity?

Angel City FC is LA’s first pro women’s team since the LA Sol disbanded 12 years ago. With about 18,000 people attending each game, Angel City says it’s here to stay.

LA will ban the construction of new gas stations — to try to relieve climate change. That’s if a new proposal from LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz passes.

No new gas stations in LA? Paul Koretz wants to make it happen

LA will ban the construction of new gas stations — to try to relieve climate change. That’s if a new proposal from LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz passes.

Many gas stations in LA are charging over $6 per gallon for regular unleaded gas. AAA says the national average is $4.86. Why are Southern Californians paying so much more?

$100 to fill gas tank in LA: Are oil companies taking advantage?

Many gas stations in LA are charging over $6 per gallon for regular unleaded gas. AAA says the national average is $4.86. Why are Southern Californians paying so much more?

The 1933 Group, a hospitality company, is restoring Tail o’ the Pup, an iconic hot dog stand in West Hollywood. It’s set to reopen on July 20, also known as National Hot Dog Day.

Historic Tail o’ the Pup stand to reopen on National Hot Dog Day

The 1933 Group, a hospitality company, is restoring Tail o’ the Pup, an iconic hot dog stand in West Hollywood. It’s set to reopen on July 20, also known as National Hot Dog Day.

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade set a new precedent in the United States. Does that mean other rights are at stake, too?

Can Supreme Court overturn other constitutional rights?

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade set a new precedent in the United States. Does that mean other rights are at stake, too?

LGBTQ teens can have a good time in a safe space at the annual Santa Monica High School Queer Prom without the fear of experiencing hate or discrimination.

‘Nobody is going to dehumanize you’: LGBTQ teens take to queer prom

LGBTQ teens can have a good time in a safe space at the annual Santa Monica High School Queer Prom without the fear of experiencing hate or discrimination.

KCRW asked listeners for personal thoughts on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Here are some of their responses.

Supreme Court lacks the will to see US’ real problems: Angeleno on end of Roe

KCRW asked listeners for personal thoughts on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Here are some of their responses.

LA has been preparing for more traveling patients seeking abortions. Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates plan to now focus on states like California where the procedure remains legal.

What’s next for pro-choice and anti-abortion movements?

LA has been preparing for more traveling patients seeking abortions. Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates plan to now focus on states like California where the procedure remains legal.

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano describes how his experience in Catholic school made him a pro-choice advocate.

Catholic school made this writer support abortion rights

Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano describes how his experience in Catholic school made him a pro-choice advocate.

KCRW wants to know: How will the elimination of federally-protected abortion rights change your life?

Tell KCRW: How will your life change by SCOTUS striking down Roe v. Wade?

KCRW wants to know: How will the elimination of federally-protected abortion rights change your life?

At Craft Contemporary, an exhibit includes portraits of farm workers that are drawn onto cardboard boxes, and another features quilts that reference a 1960s LGBTQ magazine.

Portraying farm workers beyond fields, honoring gay liberation: New LA art

At Craft Contemporary, an exhibit includes portraits of farm workers that are drawn onto cardboard boxes, and another features quilts that reference a 1960s LGBTQ magazine.

The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its centennial this July. KCRW looks at its origin story and legacy in LA.

Hollywood Bowl celebrates 100 years of ‘democratizing music’

The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its centennial this July. KCRW looks at its origin story and legacy in LA.

The Hollywood Bowl reports that 1.5 million Southern Californians see a show each summer at its iconic venue. KCRW listeners share their favorite experiences.

$1 tickets, Hendrix, Springsteen: Listeners share favorite Hollywood Bowl stories

The Hollywood Bowl reports that 1.5 million Southern Californians see a show each summer at its iconic venue. KCRW listeners share their favorite experiences.

The Pride Poets hotline writes custom, on-the-spot, free poems for anyone who dials in. This year, its creative team took more than 200 calls.

Pride Poets hotline: LGBTQ callers get free, personalized poems

The Pride Poets hotline writes custom, on-the-spot, free poems for anyone who dials in. This year, its creative team took more than 200 calls.

In his debut novel, “Cookies and Milk,” author Shawn Amos – son of the entrepreneur behind Famous Amos cookies – finds joy from a troubled childhood.

Son of ‘Famous Amos’ reframes pain into joy in debut novel

In his debut novel, “Cookies and Milk,” author Shawn Amos – son of the entrepreneur behind Famous Amos cookies – finds joy from a troubled childhood.

Before the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, John Eastman was a respectable conservative voice in Orange County. What happened?

How John Eastman got on Trump’s radar, ousted from Chapman University

Before the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, John Eastman was a respectable conservative voice in Orange County. What happened?

New drought restrictions limit millions of Southern Californians to watering their yards once or twice weekly. Cemeteries are looking for ways to avoid turning brown.

Amid drought, how do LA cemeteries save grass from turning brown?

New drought restrictions limit millions of Southern Californians to watering their yards once or twice weekly. Cemeteries are looking for ways to avoid turning brown.

The state committed $1.5 billion for wildfire prevention and forest health in 2021. The California Newsroom investigated how Cal Fire has been spending that money.

Cal Fire fumbles key responsibilities to prevent catastrophic wildfires despite historic budget

The state committed $1.5 billion for wildfire prevention and forest health in 2021. The California Newsroom investigated how Cal Fire has been spending that money.

California might’ve been a slavery-free state on paper when it joined the Union in 1850. But it turned out that people remained enslaved for years afterward.

Hidden history: Slavery existed long after CA became a free state

California might’ve been a slavery-free state on paper when it joined the Union in 1850. But it turned out that people remained enslaved for years afterward.

Juneteenth is a day for honoring Black freedom. Whether you love history, food, music, dance, or dessert – there’s something for everyone to celebrate this weekend.

Leimert Park Rising, Pies for Justice: Check out Juneteenth events in LA

Juneteenth is a day for honoring Black freedom. Whether you love history, food, music, dance, or dessert – there’s something for everyone to celebrate this weekend.