Greater LA

Greater LA

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

The Hollywood Bowl celebrates its centennial this July. KCRW looks at its origin story and legacy in LA. Listeners also share their favorite experiences there.

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.

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.

One LA family morphed their weekly Black Lives Matter protests into a racial equity and wellness movement that’s drawing hundreds to a park for yoga and fellowship every week.

More new moms in LA are deciding to eat their placentas. But why? And what’s the best way to do it?

Rufus Wainwright will play at The Ford Theatre in LA on June 14 to perform songs from his new album: “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Records.”

For generations, Catholic schools have represented a pathway to the middle class for immigrants. But thousands have closed, the latest in Boyle Heights.

Local atheist volunteers started taking down illegally posted religious signs in public places less than a year ago. Now their plunders and crowdsourced maps are gaining traction.