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May 2020

Let’s Talk Bodies: How to talk to Kids about Sex and Gender

May 28, 2020 • 5:00 pm

Zoom link will be sent directly to attendees 3 hours before the event. Kids want guidance when it comes to navigating sexuality and gender. But those conversations often bring up feelings of embarrassment and avoidance for all parties involved. As adults, it’s our job to create an open and honest space where kids and teens feel comfortable learning more about their bodies. Join Bodies podcast host Allison Behringer and educators Shafia Zaloom and Nadine Thornhill to hear how they approach…

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August 2020

KCRW Trivia Night

August 13, 2020 • 7:00 pm

Did you miss us? Summer is here and KCRW is back with a long-form, team-based version of the beloved KCRW Trivia Club Live! Join us for an hour-and-a-half-long trivia game on Thursday, August 13 at 7pm on Zoom. Get ready for four rounds of mind-boggling trivia questions focusing on different themes. Come one or come all (with a team)! In true quarantine fashion, teams do not have to be together in person to play. Teams can meet up remotely on…

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KCRW’s Behind the Screens: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Ramy Youssef (Presented by Hulu)

August 24, 2020 • 6:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a conversation with KCRW Host Elvis Mitchell and Ramy Youssef, star of the hit Hulu comedy "Ramy." Join us for this special pairing and first installment of KCRW's Behind the Screens event series. Who knows...Ramy may even answer your burning question! The Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef returns to Hulu for his critically-acclaimed performance in the Hulu Original comedy series "Ramy." The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in…

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October 2020

Greater LA presents: What Else Is On The Ballot, California?

October 19, 2020 • 7:00 pm

Are you still holding on to that ballot because of the electoral musings swirling around your noggin? Yeah, we get it. Join Greater LA’s Steve Chiotakis along with guests Jan Perry, former member of the LA City Council representing Downtown and South LA, Fernando Guerra, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center of the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University and Dan Schnur, Professor of Politics and Communications at USC and a former Republican strategist for…

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Press Play presents: KCRW Trivia Night *Election Edition*

October 21, 2020 • 7:00 pm

The 2020 election is almost here and KCRW wants to put your political knowledge to the test! We are back with another long-form, team-based version of the beloved KCRW Trivia Club Live, and this one is all about the election. Show off your sharp political savvy and learn some new stuff too. Our host, Press Play’s Madeleine Brand, will guide us through four rounds of trivia questions, each with a different twist. Come one or come all (with a team)!…

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Left, Right & Center presents: Post-Debate Analysis with Josh Barro + Keli Goff

October 22, 2020 • 7:45 pm

What the heck is going on with the debates, you say? Well, it looks like October 22 is on, and we want to get together afterwards and talk about it! Join Left, Right & Center’s Josh Barro and Keli Goff as they break down the highs and lows of the night and what it all meant. Get your burning questions answered and talk it through while it's hot off the press. Whether you come out of the debate feeling overjoyed…

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November 2020

KCRW’s Behind the Screens: Madeleine Brand in Conversation with Maria Feldman & Amit Cohen (Presented by Hulu)

November 23, 2020 • 2:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a special Behind the Screens conversation with KCRW host Madeleine Brand and Maria Feldman and Amit Cohen, Co-Creators and Executive Producers of the new show "No Man's Land" from Hulu. "No Man’s Land" dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women…

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January 2021

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Meet Your New MBE Hosts

January 14, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Psst, KCRW Members... Enter your member number in the promo code at checkout to access your exclusive member tickets! January is here with so many new beginnings, including TWO new morning voices. Friends, meet Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez, your new Morning Becomes Eclectic BFFs – no really, meet them! Before their official first day, take some time to get to know them (they definitely want to know you!) and let them give you a glimpse into what they have…

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February 2021

KCRW Members-Only Q&A

Members-Only Q&A with Josh Barro and Ken White

February 9, 2021 • 12:30 pm

Join Josh Barro and Ken White, co-hosts of KCRW’s All the Presidents’ Lawyers, for an exclusive members-only Q&A. They’ll be discussing the new administration, the old administration, and all those lawsuits. Bring all your toughest questions and they’ll be ready to answer on Tuesday, February 9th at 12:30 PM PST. This event is for KCRW members ONLY! Enter your member number as the promo code on Eventbrite to access your free member tickets. Not a member? Become a member at…

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This Album Saved My Break Up

February 11, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Ooooh, Valentine’s Day. A day of romantic dreams and memories of heartaches past. During this celebratory time of love, let’s talk about the albums that got us through our breakups. Which album did you have on repeat during your first big heartbreak? We wanna hear about it! Join KCRW’s Anne Litt, Novena Carmel, Anthony Valadez, Chris Douridas,  Travis Holcombe, and Jeremy Sole for an interactive night of commiseration and camaraderie on Thursday, February 11th at 7 p.m. PST. This event…

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SOLD OUT: Greater LA Presents Dater LA Trivia Party

February 12, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Calling all sapiosexuals! February’s here and it’s time to *virtually* feel the love. Know what that means? TRIVIA NIGHT! This year, we’re foregoing the fancy dinner reservations and big romantic getaways –who needs it anyway? Instead, we’ll have a fun party to find out how sappy you really are!  Join part-time romance enthusiast, full-time Greater LA host Steve Chiotakis and KCRW DJ Raul Campos for a night of good old-fashioned, hopeless romantic fun on Friday, February 12th at 7 p.m.…

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April 2021

Members-Only Q&A

Members-Only Q&A with Jonathan Bastian and Rabbi Steve Leder

April 1, 2021 • 5:00 pm

Join Jonathan Bastian, host of KCRW’s Life Examined, for an exclusive members-only Q&A with Rabbi Steve Leder, Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. They’ll look back on the past year, reflect on how we have changed spiritually and ethically, and answer your questions on community, family, and mortality. KCRW's Life Examined is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. Bring your questions and they’ll be ready to answer on Thursday, April 1st…

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KCRW’s Behind the Screens: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Alan Baumgarten, Editor of The Trial of the Chicago 7

April 8, 2021 • 5:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW host Elvis Mitchell and Alan Baumgarten,  editor of Netflix's "The Trial of the Chicago 7." What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

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KCRW’s Behind the Screens: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale of “Mank”

April 14, 2021 • 5:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW host Elvis Mitchell and production designer Donald Graham Burt and set decorator Jan Pascale of Netflix's "Mank." 1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.

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May 2021

KCRW’s Wasted Presents: Let’s Talk Trash!

May 6, 2021 • 7:00 pm

In honor of Earth Day, KCRW invites you to look within…..your garbage! Isn’t it wild that after all these years we still grapple with the same old questions: What the heck am I supposed to do with all these dead batteries? If my to-go box doesn’t have that lil triangle on it, can I still recycle it? How can I compost without a composting bin? Join Frances Anderton and Caleigh Wells of KCRW’s Wasted series and a team of trash…

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KCRW x CAAM present: A Look at Enunciated Life w/ Novena Carmel & Taylor Aldridge

May 13, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Join KCRW’s Novena Carmel and CAAM curator Taylor Renee Aldridge as we take a dive into CAAM’s latest exhibition, Enunciated Life. This exhibit features works by thirteen contemporary artists who are inspired by Black spiritual beliefs, as well as the movements, sounds, and other bodily expressions that have engendered communication within and beyond Black churches. As music is central to much of this work, we are excited for an Enunciated Life-inspired DJ set from Novena featuring a live graphics show…

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THE BUSINESS OF FOOD: Navigating The Post-Pandemic Rules As They Change

May 24, 2021 • 7:00 pm

The Business of Food is a 3-part event series from KCRW to help small businesses in the food world get helpful information to aid in the recovery of Covid-19 setbacks. Join KCRW Business Reporter Benjamin Gottlieb for the first event on Monday, May 24th to discuss the most pressing issues on the minds of business owners today: How do I plan when the rules keep changing? What assistance is out there? How will local vs. state laws affect my business?…

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Sound Bites with Bryant Terry & Don Bryant on Thurs May 27th at 7pm PDT

KCRW’s Sound Bites with Bryant Terry & Don Bryant

May 27, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey food and music friends! Were you there for KCRW’s kick off of our Sound Bites series last month? How much did we love hearing Anne Litt and Evan Kleiman talk to Roy Choi and John Gourley about the importance of community support in the food and music industry? Well, get ready for #2! We’ve got the dynamic uncle/nephew duo: award-winning vegan chef, author, and activist Bryant Terry, and Grammy-nominated Memphis soul veteran Don Bryant in conversation with Evan and…

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June 2021

Members-Only Q&A

Members-Only Q&A with Chery Glaser & Dr. Michael Wilkes

June 8, 2021 • 4:30 pm

Hey, KCRW Members! Email [email protected] if you need the promo code to access your exclusive tickets! Join Chery Glaser, KCRW local host of Morning Edition, for an exclusive members-only Q&A with Dr. Michael Wilkes, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Since the start of the pandemic, they have checked in regularly to provide you with the latest on COVID-19. That's 15 months of information and assurances through some very challenging times. June marks the end of these…

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Behind the Screens with KCRW: Steve Chiotakis in Conversation with Mark Cuban

June 14, 2021 • 4:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW host Steve Chiotakis and Mark Cuban of "Shark Tank." Tune in for this exclusive conversation with the billionaire entrepreneur and everyone's favorite midday host. "Shark Tank," is the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America. The business-themed show has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bigger, recently amassed an amazing $100 million in deals offered in the Tank. The Sharks – tough, self-made, multimillionaire and…

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Behind the Screens with KCRW: Evan Kleiman in Conversation with the Producers of “High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”

June 16, 2021 • 6:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW host Evan Kleiman and Executive Producers Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger of "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America." Tune in for this exclusive conversation with the creators of this new docu-series from Netflix and KCRW's favorite foodie, Evan Kleiman. In the moving four-part docu-series "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America," food writer Stephen Satterfield embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey alongside chefs, historians, and activists that celebrates the…

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Behind the Screens with KCRW: Chris Douridas in Conversation with Kris Bowers and Alexandra Patsavas of “Bridgerton”

June 22, 2021 • 5:30 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW's Chris Douridas and composer Kris Bowers and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas of "Bridgerton" from Netflix. Tune in for this exclusive conversation with the musical talent behind Netflix's latest binge-worthy series and a legendary KCRW DJ. From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match…

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KCRW's Strange Night of Trivia on June 24th at7pm

KCRW’s Strange Night of Trivia

June 24, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey, trivia weirdos! We are back with another team-based trivia game — but this time, it's all surrounding the strange. Show off your random, all-encompassing knowledge, and learn some new stuff too! And not to mention- luxuriate in having a "fun night-in" by choice! Our co-hosts, KCRW DJs Jose Galvan and Valida, will guide us through four rounds of trivia questions, each with a different twist, while also spinning great tunes back to back! Come one or come all (with…

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Business of Food #2

The Business of Food: The Freedoms and Burdens of Being Your Own Boss

June 28, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey food business friends! Were you there for KCRW’s kick off of our Business of Food series last month? Well, get ready for #2! Join KCRW’s Good Food Producer, Gillian Ferguson, in conversation with three food entrepreneurs who exited traditional brick and mortar restaurants during the pandemic only to build their own independent food business either out of their home or in a commissary kitchen. Come learn whether this creative COVID-prompted trend is only a temporary solution or a sustainable…

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KCRW’s Sound Bites with Britt Daniel & Andy Valdez

June 30, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey food and music friends! Our next Sound Bites focusing on the ever-evolving and intertwined worlds of food and music is coming up on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00 PM PDT. This time KCRW’s Anne Litt and Evan Kleiman will be joined by lead singer and guitarist of Spoon, Britt Daniel, and Andy Valdez from the beloved LA taco spot AND winner of the 2020 Tortilla Tournament, HomeState. Come hang with us — and BYO tacos! Sound Bites is a…

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July 2021

Sound Bites with Sleater-Kinney & Brooks Headley

KCRW’s Sound Bites with Sleater-Kinney & Brooks Headley

July 20, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey food and music friends! Our next Sound Bites focusing on the ever-evolving and intertwined worlds of food and music is coming up on Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 PM PDT. This time KCRW’s Anne Litt and Evan Kleiman will be joined by punk legends Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, and drummer, author, and owner of Superiority Burger in NYC, Brooks Headley.  Sleater-Kinney first emerged in Olympia, WA in 1994 during the underground feminist punk riot grrrrl movement.…

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August 2021

Behind the Screens with KCRW: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Tracee Ellis Ross

August 12, 2021 • 5:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW's Elvis Mitchell and Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "black-ish" from ABC. Tune in for this exclusive conversation! “black-ish” takes a fun yet bold look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family with comedic stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family. The series stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Trace Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi…

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Behind the Screens with KCRW: Chris Douridas in conversation with the musical talent of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

August 17, 2021 • 4:00 pm

KCRW invites you to a Behind the Screens conversation featuring KCRW's Chris Douridas and Carlos Rafael Rivera, William Horberg, Anna Hauss and Randall Poster of "The Queen's Gambit" from Netflix. Tune in for this exclusive conversation! Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama "The Queen's Gambit" is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy)  discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction…

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Business of Food: Staff Retention and Building a Welcoming Workplace

Business of Food: Staff Retention and Building a Welcoming Workplace

August 23, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Hey, food biz pals! Are you ready for the final event in our Business of Food series hosted by – last but not least – the food queen herself, Good Food’s Evan Kleiman!? Join Evan in conversation with four food business experts about finding and retaining staff, creating an equitable workplace with benefits, and making your food business a place of mutual growth. Come learn about all the creative ways these ever-evolving challenges have been confronted and conquered in the…

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October 2021

Members-Only Q&A

Members-Only Q&A with KCRW News

October 21, 2021 • 12:00 pm

Hey, KCRW Members! Email [email protected] if you need the promo code to access your exclusive tickets! Join Evan George, KCRW News Director, and Sonya Geis, KCRW Managing Editor for News, for an exclusive members-only Q&A. They’ll discuss how KCRW approaches both daily news and in-depth news gathering. What’s similar to other NPR member stations and what’s unique about KCRW. Bring your questions and they’ll be ready to answer on Thursday, October 21st at 12:00 PM PDT. This event is for…

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December 2021

KCRW’s Best Of 2021

December 21, 2021 • 7:00 pm

It’s the end of 2021, and while we don’t entirely know how that happened so fast, we DO know it’s time to talk about our favorite albums of the year. Our team of aural experts — aka, KCRW DJs — have narrowed down the list and the results are in! Join us on Tuesday, December 21st as we unveil KCRW’s Top 10 Albums from 2021 — a day before we release the list to the general public. While we were…

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January 2022

Members-Only Q&A

Members-Only Q&A featuring Bent by Nature

Hey, KCRW Members! Email [email protected] if you need the promo code to access your exclusive tickets! Join Tricia Halloran, host of Bent by Nature, music supervisor, and former host of KCRW's Brave New World for 15 years, Bob Carlson, co-producer of Bent by Nature and producer, host, and sound designer of UnFictional, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, co-producer of Bent by Nature and KCRW's senior producer for music, and musician Steve Wynn for an exclusive members-only Q&A. They'll discuss the Bent by…

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March 2022

KCRW’s Young Creators Project Ask Me Anything: Music Edition

Young Creators, do you have questions about the music industry that you wish you could ask someone? We bet you do, so we compiled a group of music folks with invaluable insider knowledge who can answer a big range of your burning questions. From DJs to booking agents and label owners to major touring/recording musicians — we’ve got you covered. Anne Litt | KCRW's Program Director of Music and DJ Anthony Valadez | Producer/Radio Host, Co-Host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes…

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KCRW’s Young Creators Project Group Crit: Music Edition

Free

*Exclusively for artists who have submitted pieces to the Young Creators Project.* Young Creators, in the spirit of offering you as many resources as we can think of, we are arranging a group critique session with some of the best ears in LA. For those of you who want some real feedback on your music, this is the place for you. Interested in being critiqued? Sign up! When you submit your piece, you’ll see an opt-in field on the submission…

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April 2022

Young Creators AMA on April 27th

KCRW’s Young Creator’s Project Ask Me Anything: Poetry Edition

Do you have questions about taking your poetry out of your notebook and into the world? Do you want tips on how to sharpen your performance style, and find a local community to connect with? Come join Press Play's Madeleine Brand in conversation with Matthew Cuban (Da Poetry Loung, Street Poets Inc., author of 3032) and Rhiannon McGavin (Branches, Grocery List Poems) via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00PM PST. Come and get some invaluable insight on how to…

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May 2022

KCRW’s Young Creators Project Ask Me Anything: Visual Arts Edition

Do you have questions about how to get your art into the world? Do you want tips on how to effectively talk about your work? And find a local community to connect with? Come join Press Play's Madeleine Brand in conversation with renowned LA-based artists, organizers, and curators including Meg Cranston, Faye Orlove, and Katja Farin via Zoom on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM PST. Madeleine Brand | Host of KCRW's Press Play Meg Cranston | Artist & Fine…

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