KCRW Features

KCRW Features

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

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Some people left the ashes behind. Others are trying to rebuild.

High school reporter Azucena Hilario says her peers are vaping because of stress.

Hill's estranged husband was shopping the "real story" behind their divorce. Then private photos and text messages showed up on conservative website.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. For the diaspora, the decision is both long-overdue and bittersweet.

Dozens of large colorful portraits are currently hanging along the sidewalk of Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.  They were captured by photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke, and are part…

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.

Watching a movie nowadays often involves Netflix, your couch, and snacks.

People say that there aren’t season in Los Angeles, but we can all agree late autumn means one thing for Angelinos: fire.

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A shooting broke out early Thursday at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. Two students have died: a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Several others have been injured.

from Greater LA

A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

from Greater LA

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Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

TV coverage of impeachment is a lot different now than it was during Watergate

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is the opening shot of the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner.” In the movie, 2019 LA is an industrial wasteland.

What did ‘Blade Runner’ get right (and wrong) about LA 2019?

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is the opening shot of the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner.” In the movie, 2019 LA is an industrial wasteland.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trader Joe’s has made itself an iconic California business by proving that less can be more.

Not your average Joe

Trader Joe’s has made itself an iconic California business by proving that less can be more.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” but she was also America’s princess, born to Hollywood royalty.

Beyond ‘Star Wars,’ Carrie Fisher was a writer who talked honestly about mental illness

Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” but she was also America’s princess, born to Hollywood royalty.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You can get a boyfriend by going on a dating app, but what if you need a best friend? There’s an app for that too, and traditional matchmaking services to find friends.

Can you find a long-term BFF through an app?

You can get a boyfriend by going on a dating app, but what if you need a best friend? There’s an app for that too, and traditional matchmaking services to find friends.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday. After six hours of monologues, grandstanding, and political theater, you might be ready to tune it all out.

Sick of impeachment news? Not the case during Watergate

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday. After six hours of monologues, grandstanding, and political theater, you might be ready to tune it all out.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With support from Democrats as well as Republicans, President Trump agreed to release inmates from harsh prison terms due to the War on Drugs.  But his own Justice Department wants…

Is Trump dumping justice reform?

With support from Democrats as well as Republicans, President Trump agreed to release inmates from harsh prison terms due to the War on Drugs.  But his own Justice Department wants…

from To the Point

William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent.

Highlights and analysis: Day 1 of the public impeachment hearings

William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand