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KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture.
 
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UnFictional
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Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise. The day LA and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a...
 
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Film Reviews
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
 
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To the Point
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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...
 
A thoughtful look at architecture and design in the modern age.
 
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The Document
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The Document is a new kind of mash-up between documentaries and radio. It goes beyond clips and interviews, mining great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and in-progress. A new episode is available every other Wednesday on...
 
Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business, breaks down Hollywood's top stories.
 
Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
 
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The Treatment
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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
 
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Art Talk
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Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.
 
Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.
 
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Today's Top Tune
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A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
 
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Lost Notes
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An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told. This eight-part series includes a look at the FBI investigation into a classic rock anthem, unheard conversations with Captain Beefheart, a critical examination of New Edition’s...
 
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Bookworm
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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
 
A civilized yet provocative discussion of the politics of law, libel, litigation and the White House.
 
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Second Opinion
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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.
 
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Guest DJ Project
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KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural luminaries to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with a KCRW DJ.
 
Musings on what Los Angeles theater is - and can be. Want to know more? Subscribe to Anthony's weekly Theater newsletter.
 
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Martini Shot
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A wry take on real life in Hollywood.
 
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This...Is Interesting
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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...
 
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Off the Block
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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.
 
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The Organist
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A bi-weekly experimental arts-and-culture program from McSweeney's and KCRW. Subscribe to The Organist’s occasional email newsletter .
 
A civilized yet provocative discussion of the politics of law, libel, litigation and the White House.
 
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Good Food
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Evan Kleiman's taste of life, culture and the human species.
 
KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold of The Los Angeles Times about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to. Get Jonathan Gold's weekly restaurant suggestion sent to your phone....
 
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Which Way, L.A.?
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Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively, thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about.
 
Below the Ten: Stories of South LA is an ongoing series telling intimate stories about the people who live in the neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway, including Watts, Jefferson Park, and Compton. The series is supported by a grant from the...
 
OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano brings us a weekly tour of the real Orange County - warts and all.
 
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LA Observed
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The week's top stories in LA media, politics and culture.
 
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Here Be Monsters
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Here Be Monsters is a growing community of radio producers, artists, and listeners who are interested in pursuing their fears and facing the unknown.
 
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Welcome to LA
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Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. These are the stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream – yacht parties with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget filmmaking that blurs the...
 
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Cargoland
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Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.
 
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UnFictional
Monthly
 
Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise. The day LA and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a...
 
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The Document
Monthly
 
The Document is a new kind of mash-up between documentaries and radio. It goes beyond clips and interviews, mining great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and in-progress. A new episode is available every other Wednesday on...
 
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The Spin-off
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Hosted by TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian, KCRW's The Spin-off is the podcast that takes you inside the television industry. Twice a month we feature in-depth conversations with people who are changing what and how we watch. You'll...
 
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Strangers
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Lea Thau, Peabody Award winner & former Director of The Moth, has created Strangers, featuring true stories about people we meet, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that we aren't...
 
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Celestial Blood
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Celestial Blood is a bilingual radionovela about love and secrets in the family of twins Sol and Mundo Lucero. It’s narrated by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
 
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The Business
Weekly
 
The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...
 
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Welcome to LA
Weekly
 
Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. These are the stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream – yacht parties with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget filmmaking that blurs the...
 
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The Score
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A commentary on sports.
 
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KCRW at Riot LA
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A recording from KCRW's showcase at Riot, LA's newest comedy festival.
 
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To the Point
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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...
 
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Screengrab
Weekly
 
Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets...
 
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One Year Later
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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...
 
KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture.
 
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The Business
Weekly
 
The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter...
 
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One Year Later
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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...
 
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Guest DJ Project
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KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural luminaries to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with a KCRW DJ.
 
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The Treatment
Weekly
 
Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
 
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UnFictional
Monthly
 
Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise. The day LA and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a...
 
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Is the nudge an example of libertarian paternalism or subliminal mind-bending?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Michael Wilkes).
 
The death of Anthony Bourdain is a loss felt around the world. His nomadic spirit redefined how many of us ate and traveled. We dug through the Good Food archives for Evan’s past interviews with Bourdain about everything from “Kitchen Confidential” to No Reservations. Plus, a visit to a remarkable memorial in New York. Also, we learn more about ...…
 
An imminent threat of extinction drives the narrative. It’s three years after the previous film, “Jurassic World,” and the collapse of the theme park on Isla Nublar. The dinosaurs have the island to themselves, but a volcanic eruption threatens to wipe them out.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Joe Morgenstern).
 
Tim Wardle was working at a production company in London when he first heard about identical triplets separated at birth in the 1960’s and adopted by three different families. The brothers knew nothing of each other’s existence until they were reunited by chance at age 19. Wardle talks to Matt Holzman about how he got to make the crazy story to ...…
 
Tim Wardle was working at a production company in London when he first heard about identical triplets separated at birth in the 1960’s and adopted by three different families. The brothers knew nothing of each other’s existence until they were reunited by chance at age 19. Wardle talks to Matt Holzman about how he got to make the crazy story to ...…
 
Jonathan Gold finds thin, bouncy noodles covered in spicy Sichuan peppercorn sauce at Chongqing Special Noodles in San Gabriel.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Evan Kleiman, Jonathan Gold).
 
There's more immigration news to discuss than just the First Lady's controversial jacket. Let's dig in.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Josh Barro, Michelle Goldberg, Rich Lowry).
 
There's more immigration news to discuss than just the First Lady's controversial jacket. Let's dig in.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Josh Barro, Michelle Goldberg, Rich Lowry).
 
New Roads School in Santa Monica is trying to wean students off smartphones. But are adults overreacting when we fear screentime is harming kids so much? We look at research into adolescents, anxiety, smartphones and social media.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
The Loyola Law professor discusses her new book about the history and evolution of the right of publicity.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Robert Scheer).
 
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about Refuge.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Edward Goldman, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp).
 
In the wake of the crisis at the border, some Hollywood creatives who work in the film and TV division of Fox are calling out Fox News, based on what they believe is biased coverage of the separation of children and their parents.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni).
 
Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight alters the rules about how big a novel’s canvas can be; it gives the feeling of completeness without telling all the secrets.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Michael Silverblatt).
 
The famous Stanford prison experiment showed that regular people act sadistically when put in the right environment. But now there’s new evidence that the study was based on a lie.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill. A murderer doing 20 years at New York’s Sing Sing prison works with schizophrenics serving 24 months for misdemeanors. He tells Warren that sick people should be treated outside. The Sheriff in Chicago says it’s not just inhumane but a waste of taxpayers’ money. How did we g ...…
 
American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill. A murderer doing 20 years at New York’s Sing Sing prison works with schizophrenics serving 24 months for misdemeanors. He tells Warren that sick people should be treated outside. The Sheriff in Chicago says it’s not just inhumane but a waste of taxpayers’ money. How did we g ...…
 
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I buy one of those organizer apps to make a to-do list of things I want to put into my other organizer app and I keep track of all of it using a notebook and a pen. So yeah, I’m writing.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Rob Long).
 
Director Brad Bird talks the evolution of animation and the long-awaited “Incredibles 2."By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Elvis Mitchell).
 
Director Brad Bird talks the evolution of animation and the long-awaited “Incredibles 2."By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Elvis Mitchell).
 
Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
That’s the advice you should be getting from your lawyer if you’re under investigation.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Josh Barro, Ken White).
 
That’s the advice you should be getting from your lawyer if you’re under investigation.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Josh Barro, Ken White).
 
A Grand Slam of an interview with tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. [Explicit Content]By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Matt Holzman).
 
A Grand Slam of an interview with tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. [Explicit Content]By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Matt Holzman).
 
Goldman talks about artists’ fascinations that turn into obsession.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Edward Goldman, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp).
 
If you sit down with residents who live in the south L.A. communities of Compton and Willowbrook, there is a good chance clean water would be a topic of conversation. Many are complaining about brown-colored water coming out of their taps and a foul odor. The water in that area is overseen by a relatively unknown agency, which maintains the wat ...…
 
Orange County Museum of Art gets new a museum designed by Morphosis Architects, and it tips its hat at Richard Serra’s “Connector.” Will it bring urban life to suburban Costa Mesa? And design critic Alexandra Lange explores “good” toys and playgrounds and wonders if children would be just as free and creative if left to play with a cardboard box.…
 
Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
After a judge gave the official go-ahead to the AT&T-Time Warner merger last week, the race is on for other media companies to combine in an effort to gain scale.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Joe Adalian, Michael Schneider).
 
Luis Gutierrez Sanchez, also known as "Grace of the Sea," had been living in a garage in South LA for six years. He sold bacon-wrapped, pineapple-stuffed hot dogs on a street corner a few blocks away to make a living. Miraculously good at finding beauty in dark places, he tells his story of surviving as a gay undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles.…
 
Luis Gutierrez Sanchez, also known as "Grace of the Sea," had been living in a garage in South LA for six years. He sold bacon-wrapped, pineapple-stuffed hot dogs on a street corner a few blocks away to make a living. Miraculously good at finding beauty in dark places, he tells his story of surviving as a gay undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles.…
 
Non-committal by region's mayors on federal judge mandate irritates rest of OC.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Gustavo Arellano).
 
We discover tips from elite athletes who are testing the latest diets and technologies. We find out what’s snake oil, and what’s useful.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
The feelings of guilt are complex and seemingly tied to our perceptions of weight.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Michael Wilkes).
 
Water may be the essence of life but it’s subject to near-constant misuse. Journalist Mark Arax profiles a couple running a water monopoly in the Central Valley. A once abundant Cambodian lake is in decline, leaving fisherman and half the population scrambling for fish. We’ve heard of using less water but what about eating less water? And Mark ...…
 
For all its repetitiveness, and frantic silliness, “Tag” ends up being good fun, with an unexpectedly sweet spirit that stays with you.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Joe Morgenstern).
 
President Trump feels good about the summit and the agreement he signed with Kim Jong-Un, but does it mean anything?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Ana Kasparian, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry).
 
President Trump feels good about the summit and the agreement he signed with Kim Jong-Un, but does it mean anything?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Ana Kasparian, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry).
 
After seven seasons starring in the CBS series ‘The Mentalist,’ Simon Baker made his feature directing debut with the coming-of-age film, ‘Breath.’ Shot in part in the wild waters off the West Coast of Australia, ‘Breath’ stars two teenagers who had never acted, but were excellent surfers. Baker tells us how compared to surfing, acting is the e ...…
 
After seven seasons starring in the CBS series ‘The Mentalist,’ Simon Baker made his feature directing debut with the coming-of-age film, ‘Breath.’ Shot in part in the wild waters off the West Coast of Australia, ‘Breath’ stars two teenagers who had never acted, but were excellent surfers. Baker tells us how compared to surfing, acting is the e ...…
 
In some cases, when Customs and Border Patrol agents catch an immigrant wanted for a crime, they’re deporting the suspect back to their home countries.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Madeleine Brand).
 
The documentary filmmaker and a former prisoner discuss the film about a group therapy program in one of the most infamous prisons in the United States.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Robert Scheer).
 
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about post-war Japanese art at a new gallery.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp).
 
Following the court's ruling in favor of AT&T, the race to get bigger, faster moved into high gear and leaves a lot of people in Hollywood stressed out about their futures.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni).
 
Michael Ondaatje fully embraces the fun of storytelling in this miracle of a novel, Warlight.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Michael Silverblatt).
 
President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has led to more than 1300 kids being separated from their families at the border. Many of those kids end up in government shelters. A Walmart in Brownsville, Texas has been converted into a shelter called Casa Padre. We learn what life is like inside. We also speak with a man who quit his job at an Ariz ...…
 
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I discuss the 1938 discovery by a psychologist that people are at their most emotionally vulnerable when they’re eating, which is why everyone in show business is always trying to take you to lunch.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Rob Long).
 
Political comedian Jordan Klepper explores himself as a character while hosting “The Opposition."By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Elvis Mitchell).
 
The Orange County Museum of Art closes this weekend. But not forever. After 41 years in Newport Beach, it’s moving to its new permanent home in Costa Mesa. And one of LA’s best-known architects, Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis, has designed it.By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Frances Anderton).
 
Political comedian Jordan Klepper explores himself as a character while hosting “The Opposition."By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Elvis Mitchell).
 
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