Past Crawford Family Forum Events

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Keck Theater, Occidental College

The indentured class: The social costs of student debt (#AffordableCA)

If you are just out of school, you may be facing years of debt repayment for the cost of that education, and finding a good job may not be easy. Income levels for most middle-class workers have remained flat for the past 30 years while price tags for housing, transportation, and especially education, have climbed relentlessly. More

Hahn Hall

The future of desalination in Santa Barbara and California (#AT30)

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history. In the midst of this drought, communities are trying to address their current water needs as well as develop long-term strategies. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

From the margins to the mainstream: Race, comedy and prime time TV

The fall season is about to launch. Last year, we saw the likes of "Fresh Off the Boat," "Black-ish," and "Jane the Virgin" poke fun at racial stereotypes, while appealing to audiences across color lines. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Crawford Family Forum

She's pretty funny...for a woman: The changing face of ladies and laughter

The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  "Trainwreck" upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Grace and Frankie" showed funny women of all ages could makes us laugh out loud. More

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Priced out: Can high-density housing solve the affordability crisis? (#AffordableCA)

Can a city built on the single family home as a sign of success and achievement accept density? Only 30 percent of households earning the state’s median income — $61,000 a year — can now afford to buy a home. More

The Discovery Cube - Orange County

Authenticity and gentrification: The future of identity in Santa Ana and beyond (#AT30)

Santa Ana has long  been a majority-Latino city, with a population that is over 78 percent Hispanic or Latino and about 48 percent of its resident born in another country. But ever since efforts began to revitalize the city’s downtown area almost 30 years ago, there’s been fervent discussion about its changing demographics and whether Santa Ana should embrace its Latino heritage by preserving it, or favor economic development that could stifle unique cultural expression. More

Grant Slater/KPCC

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

50 years of Watts: A special live broadcast with Take Two

One of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen started August 11, 1965, in the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts.  More

Ivy Augusta

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