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.

Series

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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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Architect Craig Hodgetts credits the "unencumbered and exceedingly emotional" style of Miles Davis for shaping the direction of his architectural w...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2012
  • Length: 10:06
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Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio talks about pivotal moments of his life as a music listener. We hear how rock music has fueled his ascent to the ranks...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2012
  • Length: 09:04
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Best Screenplay Spirit Award Nominee Mike Mills tells about his life changing experience with music and it's influence in shaping him as a director.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 10:18
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For miserable health statistics, the Central Valley leads California—and even the nation. A panel of experts discusses what can be done to improve ...

  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 45:40
Caption: Dr. Eric Topol at Zocalo
A discussion of the ethical challenges involved in the coming digital revolution in healthcare.

Bought by WNPR Connecticut


  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 32:53
  • Purchases: 1
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When it comes to crazy, immoral and stupid decisions, nothing can match a teenager looking for a good time. So it's lucky that a story about teenag...

Bought by WCNY, XRAY.fm, KFAI Minneapolis, KOSU, Aspen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 7
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On this episode, a pair of car accidents are just the beginning for two stories about life, death and perception....

Bought by WCNY, XRAY.fm, Aspen Public Radio, KOSU, WKMS and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
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On this episode... two surprising, funny and spellbinding stories on the subject of prison.

Bought by WCNY, KUOW, Aspen Public Radio, KOSU, WKMS and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 7
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It's a dreamlike visit to the U.S. Postal Service mail recovery center. Producer Samara Freemark finds her way there after she loses a package in t...

Bought by WCNY, Vocalo.org, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:06
  • Purchases: 3
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A charity basketball game pitting a team of little people against a team of law enforcement officers goes very wrong.

Bought by WCNY and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 15:24
  • Purchases: 2