Former "Daily Show" correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a new, weekly HBO show that examines pressing social issues; movie theater owners are trying to fight the popularity of streaming services; Hasan Minhaj's "Homecoming King" wins a Peabody Award.
Prince died two years ago without leaving behind a will and now his estate is in disarray. Washington Post reporter Karen Heller fills us in on where things stand with Prince’s estate; In the podcast “Dear Franklin Jones,” producer Jonathan Hirsch revisits his childhood and how it was dominated by his parents’ guru; A play by Tim Robbins' Actors’ Gang forces audience members to ask themselves if America is still a welcome place for immigrants.
With Earth Day approaching, "FernGully" director Bill Kroyer and KPCC environment reporter Emily Guerin talk about the 1992 film's impact; Barry Avrich made a second documentary about Harvey Weinstein after a struggle with the mogul thwarted his first.
How director Joshua Marston and screenwriter Marcus Hinchey made "Come Sunday"– a movie about a Pentecostal bishop's spiritual epiphany first documented by This American Life; could MoviePass be the next film industry disruptor?; Moses Sumney dissects his song, "Quarrel."
Queen Bey's performance at Coachella set a new standard; The HBO documentary "I Am Evidence" examines the backlog of untested rape kits around the country; Kendrick Lamar is the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music who is not a classical or jazz artist.
Zhao takes stories and events from her untrained actors’ real lives and writes them into a fictionalized script; Hari Kondabolu’s documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” gets a response from "The Simpsons"; “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne” are hits again, but how strong is the appetite for reunion shows?