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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about Costco

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KPCC/Wendy Lee

KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about Costco as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.

We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to Costco, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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#SoCalSoCurious: What have you always wanted to know about Costco?

Moon cakes

KPCC/Wendy Lee

Costco customers in Alhambra reach out to grab a slice of a moon cake.

Fact: People are obsessed with Costco. And while we all know about the free samples and $1.50 hot dogs, there’s still so much more we’d like to figure out when it comes to this giant retailer.

Whether you’re after insider tips on how to avoid crowds, curious about parking or dying to figure whether that whole “buy your casket at Costco” thing is real, we want to know your questions. We’ll work to answer them as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project. 

Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person. You can enter your question and contact information below.

 

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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about the beach

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Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

Paul Manasefi, 12, center, talks with John Zein, 13, as they fish on the Hermosa Beach Pier.

KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about the Southern California coastline as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.
 
We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to the beach, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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#SoCalSoCurious: How can I become a KPCC reporter?

Bill Youngblood/SCPR

KPCC is hiring a new senior producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

KPCC’s new "SoCal. So Curious." initiative invites KPCC listeners to ask journalists about anything that makes them curious — from the Southern California accent to truck driving etiquette, the L.A. Riots and more. As questions come in, they are shepherded to reporters and producers and/or added to a voting round so that visitors to kpcc.org/ask can vote up the questions they most want answered. 

Recently, one question in particular caught my eye. It came from Kim Shepherd of Los Feliz. She asked: “How can I become a KPCC reporter to help research and write stories of all these great questions?”

Well, Kim, it just so happens we have several exciting job openings at KPCC right now. Engagement and efforts like "SoCal. So Curious." are built into everything the KPCC newsroom does, and it’s likely the folks eventually filling these spots will have an opportunity to help address audience questions. 

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KPCC unveils new weekend schedule with the accent on breaking news

John Rabe

KPCC is on the air, uniting the diverse communities of Southern California

Coming to KPCC weekends are two shows in the 10 a.m. hour that complement the news you've just heard on NPR's Weekend Edition: At 10 a.m. Saturday, it's The New Yorker Radio Hour with host David Remnick and The New Yorker magazine's smartest writers and their takes on the week's news.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, it's On the Media with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, with candid, often searing analysis on how the media behaved during the week.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me will still give you your weekly news catharsis at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. At noon Saturday, taking the place of Off-Ramp, it's FilmWeek with Larry Mantle and his critics, reviewing the week's new crop of movies. At noon Sunday, it's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

At 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, new to the schedule, KPCC welcomes the BBC Newshour, then, at 2 p.m., the live broadcast of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, who stays connected with her listeners throughout the show on social media.

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