Priska Neely

Senior Early Childhood Reporter

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Priska Neely is KPCC’s Senior Early Childhood Reporter, covering issues facing children 0-5 and those who care for them.

She joined the station in 2015, as KPCC’s arts education reporter. Prior to that, Priska was a producer at NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. She coordinated film and television coverage for the show and reported stories for the network — mostly about entertainment and robots. Before that, she was part of the team at NPR's live, call–in show Talk of the Nation in Washington, D.C.

Priska was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and studied journalism at New York University.

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Stories by Priska Neely

'24' reboot criticized for rehashing Muslim stereotypes

The show will premiere just a week after President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Super Bowl ads mean mega exposure for brands and bands

The licensing fees for songs can range from the mid six-figures for a older classic to seven-figures for a new hit. Musicians can count on a bump in sales and streaming.

5 things educators want in the state's new arts standards

After more than 15 years, the standards for teaching arts in schools are getting an update. The state convened groups of educators to give input on the changes.

Iranian-American concert promoter forced to cancel shows

Shari Rezai was forced to cancel upcoming shows in L.A. with Iranian musicians after President Trump's travel ban rendered their performance visas null.

Youth theater company puts politics on stage

When the Wallis Youth Theater Company convened last fall, they couldn't stop talking about the election. Their new play puts the political climate onto the stage.

Sundance 2017: The festival is decidedly political this year

Frame host John Horn shares updates from Park City, Utah, where the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway, with a focus on activism — both political and environmental.

Las Fotos Project zooms in on mental health

The local nonprofit uses photography as tool to help teen girls build confidence. On Saturday, the group will screen multimedia projects about mental wellness.

Getting into LA's most prestigious arts school takes more than talent

The tweens who take on the rigorous auditions for the L.A. County High School for the Arts don't have interview experience. To prep them, the school holds audition workshops.

Broke: Why more California families are becoming homeless

Interest in solving homelessness has intensified over the past year. But there’s a side to the crisis that hasn’t garnered as much attention — entire families are slipping into homelessness. There are more than 16,000 homeless families in Los Angeles County alone. Here’s why that’s happening.

Cultural moments of 2016: from Black Lives Matter to Trump to the Latin Grammys

Culture writer Carolina Miranda on the three cultural moments that captivated her in 2016 - from the realm of politics and activism to the Latin Grammys.

Renowned OC arts school opens sister school in Duarte

The Orange County School of the Arts turns away over 2,000 applicants each year. To serve more young artists, they're opening a sister school in Duarte.

Teens move on after post election walk-outs

Esteban Torres High School students were among the hundreds who walked out of class after the election. They held an event this week to help students move forward.

CalArts gets $1M grant to expand programs in 'arts deserts'

With a $1 million grant from AmeriCorps, CalArts will add more community engagement and professional development for teachers to its Community Arts Partnership.

Keeping crayons out of the trash and into schools in need

Crayons in restaurants often go from table to trash. This group steps in to collect the lightly-used art supplies and get them to schools in need.

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokno on Donald Trump

She talks about the punk rock collective's new record, which includes the protest song "Make America Great Again."