Greater LA

Greater LA

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

LA doesn’t have much street cred when it comes to pizza. Cities like Chicago and New York have their own distinct pies. So why not LA?

LA’s pizza game is stronger than you think

LA doesn’t have much street cred when it comes to pizza. Cities like Chicago and New York have their own distinct pies. So why not LA?

Sex education isn’t just about putting condoms on bananas anymore.

Parents fight to censor California sex ed

Sex education isn’t just about putting condoms on bananas anymore.

California’s progressive sex education upsets some parents, but students nationwide can find much more explicit content online.

Why social media became a home for sex ed

California’s progressive sex education upsets some parents, but students nationwide can find much more explicit content online.

The Plaza Historic District, or El Pueblo Historical Monument, is the oldest section of the city.

A dedication of the newest phase of downtown LA's historic walkway

The Plaza Historic District, or El Pueblo Historical Monument, is the oldest section of the city.

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

Gov. Newsom’s State of State speech targets homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State speech today. A lot of it focused on fighting homelessness.

If you grew up in LA, you may have fond memories of LAUSD's coffee cake. We've got the original 1954 recipe for you here.

How LAUSD’s classic coffee cake evolved and led to love

If you grew up in LA, you may have fond memories of LAUSD's coffee cake. We've got the original 1954 recipe for you here.

In October, we brought you the story about Jonathyn Barber. He was convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal DUI collision. He served 16 years.

Patience plays a role in life after incarceration

In October, we brought you the story about Jonathyn Barber. He was convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal DUI collision. He served 16 years.

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

Life after 24 roommates

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.

Homeowner faced foreclosure. Did she get to stay?

Gwendolyn Lang, an 80-year-old widow, lived with two of her adult sons. At the time, the bank foreclosed on her home.

In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.

Resistance wasn’t futile: XOTX-Tropico Nursery returns

In December, we brought you a story about XOTX-Tropico Nursery, an exotic plant store in West Hollywood.

On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

Take Me To Your Dealer: A KCRW Joint

On this Presidents’ Day, we broadcast a special panel discussion about the messy green rush following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she’s moving to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey to expunge 66,000 weed convictions

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she’s moving to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.

Monarch butterflies are among the best known types of butterflies in North America. But the population has suffered recently, especially in California.

Troubled lives of monarch butterflies … just got worse

Monarch butterflies are among the best known types of butterflies in North America. But the population has suffered recently, especially in California.

California's primary election falls on Super Tuesday this year, and while the Democrats running for president are grabbing all the headlines, several local races with big footprints…

Political heavyweights, outsiders eye council district emblematic of LA's systemic problems

California's primary election falls on Super Tuesday this year, and while the Democrats running for president are grabbing all the headlines, several local races with big footprints…

This weekend, Los Angeles will host a number of art fairs, including    Frieze   , which is back for its second year.

Frieze returns as LA becomes global art destination

This weekend, Los Angeles will host a number of art fairs, including Frieze , which is back for its second year.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent home along Miracle Mile has a redesign in store. But it’s drawn criticism.

Art world is conflicted over LACMA’s redesign

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent home along Miracle Mile has a redesign in store. But it’s drawn criticism.

At Charles White Elementary School in MacArthur Park, priceless works by the late Mexican modernist painter Rufino Tamayo are on display.

Bridging elite art and LA communities

At Charles White Elementary School in MacArthur Park, priceless works by the late Mexican modernist painter Rufino Tamayo are on display.

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti    unveiled his latest effort    to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

Mayor Garcetti’s climate change plan focuses on transit

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his latest effort to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

When cops behave badly (plant evidence, write false reports, collude with criminals), or when they use significant or deadly force, it’s up to other police officers to investigate.

The effort to unearth police misconduct records

When cops behave badly (plant evidence, write false reports, collude with criminals), or when they use significant or deadly force, it’s up to other police officers to investigate.

On a recent Sunday, a couple hundred people raised their hands at a worship service at Scripps College, where the choir forewent traditional hymnals to sing Beyonce’s chart-topping…

Beyonce Mass: Worship service centers on spirituality of black women

On a recent Sunday, a couple hundred people raised their hands at a worship service at Scripps College, where the choir forewent traditional hymnals to sing Beyonce’s chart-topping…