Past Crawford Family Forum Events

California Plaza

65-92: The rhythm changes but the struggle remains

Kamasi Washington makes the 1965 and 1992 socio-political conversations musical using the potent jazz and hip hop voices of Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Billy Higgins, 2Pac, Snoop, and Cypress Hill. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

E = mc2: How Einstein’s theory of relativity changed everything

Relativity.  It's nearly as famous as the physicist who rocked the world when he revealed it, first with the special theory in 1905, and then with his General Theory of Relativity published November 25, 1915. More

California Plaza

The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical with The Roots' Dice Raw

This poignant musical odyssey explores mass incarceration, the criminal justice system, and the prison-industrial complex through the eyes of young black males. More

Lauren Moon/SCPR

The Crawford Family Forum

Pulling back the blue curtain: When should we have access to police records?

Ferguson…Baltimore…North Charleston…Los Angeles – sites of police shootings that point to the tension between accountability and privacy. Public access to records – especially those of law enforcement – is an increasing source of questions and conflict between citizens and government agencies. More


The Crawford Family Forum

Planetary Radio Live: New Horizons' date with Pluto

After sailing across the solar system for over nine years, on July 14th NASA’s New Horizons will finally have its close encounter with Pluto. More

California Plaza


NYC-based Lyricist Lounge curates their first West Coast evening of socially conscious rap and hip hop. Pacifica Radio’s on-the-ground coverage of the 1965 events will serve as source material for select musical compositions. Before the show, join KPCC for "downSTAGE with Take Two” at 7:30 for a conversation with KPCC’s A Martinez and special guests. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

El Portal Theatre

How will LA's wage hike affect its workers and businesses?

Not even the current state of Hollywood’s film business can match the drama of the minimum wage debate in Los Angeles. More

Courtesy Henry Marsh

The Crawford Family Forum

International Olympic Day celebration

Come celebrate International Olympic Day with KPCC by joining four of America’s Olympians to discuss the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theater 1

Streets and Beats: 5 things cops and their communities can learn from each other

A Collaboration of 89.3 KPCC and NPR Presents More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Renberg Theatre, Los Angeles LGBT Center

How can we improve transgender people's access to health care?

The doctor won’t see you now… More