Past Crawford Family Forum Events

Beckman Auditorium

KPCC presents Science Friday LIVE!

Join Ira Flatow and KPCC's own Sanden Totten for a thought-provoking evening of science news and entertainment More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Milken Institute

Panel: 9 ways Southern California could reduce its water use

As the state endures one of the worst droughts in recorded history, SoCal residents are looking for answers about the sustainability of the region’s water supplies. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

John Dean and 'The Nixon Defense'

The Watergate scandal still resonates 40 years after the historic resignation of a sitting United States president. In light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, it has taken on new significance. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

Nikola Tesla: Mad scientist or genius inventor?

Madman, genius, innovator – however you describe Nikola Tesla, he was one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific minds. Many of our modern technologies were born from ideas Tesla dreamed up in his lab. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

Solar sailing: Planetary Society's LightSail to embark on sun-powered space journey in 2016

The Planetary Society returns to the Crawford Family Forum with an evening devoted to the revolutionary potential of solar sailing. It has been called the only practical way to reach the stars, but driving spacecraft across the solar system with the pressure of sunlight may offer big advantages over traditional rocket engines. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

Is nuclear fusion the energy of the future?

Nuclear Fusion: Success could mean almost limitless, relatively clean energy to power civilization. Don’t miss this glimpse into the unknown. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

Difficult Conversations: Talking about the end of life

Conversations about end of life….they are not easy, and many of us avoid having them until it’s too late. But in some cultures, planning for end of life is the norm. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

Olympic Day at KPCC: Pin trading, film viewing, and Olympic track cycling

For the fifth year in a row, the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC is the site of Pasadena’s annual Olympic Day celebration. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Japanese American National Museum - Tateuchi Democracy Forum

#Multicultivate: Can diversity really be taught?

The interracial Cheerios commercial. The Swiffer ad with a mixed race family and a dad who lost a hand and part of his arm. The Honey Maid #ThisIsWholesome campaign featuring a range of families, including a gay couple and their two sons. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

Population growth and the last, best hope for Earth's future

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth would heal itself if humanity disappeared. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet - but in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature. More