Lori Galarreta KPCC contributing producer

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Lori Galarreta contributes to KPCC programs Take Two and The Frame.

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Compton library turns the tables with youth DJ course

The library is offering a free beginner's DJ course for young adults. Led by L.A. native DJ Lynée Denise, the course meets every Friday and runs through April 21.

Divided by deportation: A family's last chance to reunite

"I had to jump over those obstacles...if you don't help yourself, nobody is gonna help you," one woman's struggle to bring her parents back.

KPCC listeners reflect on what Lent means to them

In honor of Lent's halfway point, the 40-day religious period that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, listeners reflected on what it means to them.

New exhibit explores 'What does Asian American mean today'

The civil rights movement helped African Americans and Latinos shape new identities in the '60s. Now, one exhibit is shining a light on the Asian American movement.

Why do we continue to elect sheriffs instead of appointing them?

Some say elections keep sheriffs accountable to the public while others argue too much sway from public opinion is bad for law enforcement.

Aztecs' ancient language lives on in Santa Ana

Every Saturday, from the basement of a Santa Ana church, 61-year-old David Vazquez teaches the language of Nahuatl, historically known as Aztec.

The enduring attraction of the Nokia 3310

The iconic Nokia 3310 is fondly referred to as the indestructible phone with a battery that just wouldn't quit. Well, now it's back. Can it be successful?

Casey Wasserman on LA's Olympic bid: ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’

Only about seven months left until the host city for the 2024 Games is announced. Casey Wasserman, chair of LA2024, breaks down what's going on with L.A.'s bid.

Oscar nominated live action shorts: ‘Silent Nights’

Our series of interviews with Oscar nominated shorts continues.

LA traffic cost drivers about $2,400 last year, study finds

What's the price of being stuck in traffic? A new study breaks down Los Angeles gridlock by the numbers.

Oscar nominated live action shorts: ‘Timecode’

"...behind that uniform or behind that job maybe there is something special, there is beauty or a nobel prize behind that. Maybe that's the idea behind Timecode."

Oscar nominated live action shorts: ‘Ennemis Intérieurs’

"I was hoping that they would understand on a human level...and maybe change the way they see things and the way they look at those foreigners..."

Oscar nominated live action shorts: 'Sing'

"It would be nice if we could all come together in solidarity with the weaker members of a group and stand up for everyone and fight injustice that way."

Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts: ‘La Femme et le TGV’

This week we look at all of the Oscar nominated live action shorts. We kick of with "La Femme et le TGV" a story that explores loneliness and human connections.

Tips for surviving the ‘atmospheric river’ storm hitting LA

"Atmospheric River" storm hits LA. Take Two presents tips for Duarte evacuees, driving on wet roads, and wisdom from a rainy weather native.