KCRW

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KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally produced, nationally distributed talk program content. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content: all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts. The non-commercial broadcast signal reaches 550,000 listeners weekly and is supported by 55,000 member/subscribers.

The terrestrial station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/Oxnard-Ventura, the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern, and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley. KCRW can now be heard in Santa Barbara at 106.9. Other translators carry the signal to Borrego Springs, CA, at 92.9 and the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas at 90.7 FM, Gorman at 89.7 FM, Banning at 90.9 FM, the Ridgecrest area at 101.1 FM, the Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley areas at 102.3 FM, Ojai at 102.1 FM, and Lemon Grove/Spring Valley in San Diego County at 89.9 FM.

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KCRW partners with Zócalo Public Square on a series of talks about healthcare. Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit.

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  • Updated: May 29, 2012
Caption: Raul Campos, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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Deep rhythms and urban soul with a Latin twist.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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A glorious half-hour for the serious reader!

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2011
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
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KCRW's DJs invite an array of cultural personalities to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them.

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  • Updated: Nov 01, 2012
Caption: Harry Shearer, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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A weekly, hour-long romp of music and satire from Harry Shearer.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington,<br/> Tony Blankley and Robert Scheer<br/>, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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Public radio's only political roundtable! This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere: Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Robert Scheer.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: "The Treatment" host Elvis Mitchell, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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On "The Treatment," film critic Elvis Mitchell talks to the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment today.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2011
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Classic and contemporary detective noir fiction, read by actors

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  • Updated: Apr 13, 2006
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One-hour, weekday, fast-paced, news-based discussion program (ongoing)

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  • Updated: Jan 24, 2017
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33 Pieces

UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that will suck you in and stick in your head like a memory.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012

Latest Pieces

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Boston Irish mob boss "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend spent 15 years hiding out in Santa Monica. Residents say the most wanted man in America wa...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:31
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Every waking moment of his life Carl Kozlowski is in a struggle just to stay awake. He's fighting narcolepsy, that chronic disorder rendering the s...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
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Two stories about that key life moment many of us spend a lifetime dreading. It's a key life event that none of us live to tell about. The moment. ...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:31
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From: KCRW
Series: UnFictional
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Reporter and producer Christopher Johnson describes his frustrating year-and-a-half-long struggle to diagnose his chronic and sometimes painful diz...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
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Caption: Mugshots of James Bulger and Catherine Greig, Credit: US Marshals Service
Infamous Boston Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, spent 15 years hiding out as retired couple "Charlie and ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
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Emmy award-winning actor actor William H Macy selected some of the great songwriters of our time for his Guest DJ set. Not content with silly love ...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2012
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Scott Turow is a bestselling author who has had several of his books turned into feature films. His Guest DJ set is full of thoughtful and sentimen...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2012
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We caught up with NASCAR driver and Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana to find out the music that moves him.

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2012
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Reggie Watts is a beatboxer, bandleader and standup comedian but - more than anything - a true original. He tells us how the Cocteau twins changed...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2012
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Judy Baca is a renowned visual artist known for her murals, including The Great Wall of Los Angeles – the world’s largest mural – which she began i...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2012
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