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A new and improved KPCC iOS experience

KPCC is excited to announce that we're rolling out our new and improved iOS app!

You’ll still be able to listen to the live stream and episodes from your favorite shows, but there's a lot of improvements too. Here’s a full list of what to expect:

  • A completely redesigned look and feel that matches across iPhone and iPad devices
  • Easier access to podcasts and your favorite shows on demand
  • Written stories powered by KPCC and NPR journalists
  • A mini-player that allows you to control what’s playing while you browse
  • Ability to set reminders for shows you don’t want to miss
  • Option to donate to KPCC with Apple Pay

You'll also soon be able to connect the app with CarPlay-enabled dashboard units. We're excited to bring you that, along with other new features, in upcoming releases of the app.

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Congratulations to our spring member drive sweepstakes winners!

Congratulations to Cristal Baker for winning the trip to New York City to see "Frozen" on Broadway!
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Thanks to more than 8,200 KPCC listeners who supported the station during our spring member drive! Your support keeps local, independent, trustworthy journalism strong in Southern California. We had many exciting giveaways during the member drive, so here are the randomly selected winners:

  1. Two tickets to NCAA March Madness Sweet Sixteen games at STAPLES Center
    • Susan Tran, Rancho Cucamonga
  2. Two tickets to NCAA March Madness Elite Eight game at STAPLES Center
    • Josh Markvan, Tujunga
  3. Two tickets to Opening Day at Dodger Stadium
    • Helen Wall, Woodland Hills
  4. Trip for for to NYC to see "Frozen" on Broadway
    • Cristal Baker, West Hollywood
  5. Two VIP tickets to Masters of Taste at the Rose Bowl
    • Michelle Lim, Los Angeles
    • Katherine Gavzy, Pasadena
  6. Four tickets to Arroyo Seco Weekend
    • Lori Malingagio, Woodland Hills
  7. Four tickets to Lakers vs. Spurs at STAPLES Center
    • Tiffany Lu, Fullerton
  8. Two tickets to Jasper Johns exhibition at the Broad
    • Patricia Cudrak, Long Beach
    • Richard Johnson, Newport Beach
  9. Apple iPad
    • Chanyi Hsiung, Diamond Bar
    • Alicia Mejia, Los Angeles
    • Liz Royce, Los Angeles
    • Andrew Schmerl, San Clemente
    • Jonathan Gonzalez, San Gabriel
    • Duane Ragland, Baldwin Park

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Why KPCC is bringing LAist back — an open letter to Southern California

To Southern Californians,

We love L.A. for its diversity, geography and possibility. We share concern over its issues: homelessness, poverty and gridlock to name a few. It’s our home. And it deserves more attention from local reporters.
 
That’s why we bought LAist.
 
We want to tell stories that inform, inspire, and connect Angelenos to one another. That’s what KPCC is dedicated to providing, and that’s what LAist was doing when it shut down in November.
 
When we heard the news, a collective shudder ran through our newsroom. It was the neighborhood blog that could. We’d lost an important voice.
 
It’s been a rough couple of months for media in L.A. (You can read about it here, here and here.) But the mission hasn’t changed. The health of our local media landscape matters. Public officials need to be held accountable for their actions. The future of our city depends on engaged residents to make informed choices.
 
We’re excited by the opportunity to bring LAist back into the fight. We have a lot of great ideas about what this partnership will look like, but we need your input. What did you love (or hate) about the LAist? What qualities are most important to retain? Tell us in the survey below, and join us in creating the kind of local coverage that we all want to see.

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Congratulations to our fall member drive sweepstakes winners!

KPCC Members on a private tour of Shepard Fairey's art exhibition "DAMAGED" in Los Angeles on December 2, 2017.
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Thanks to more than 10,800 KPCC listeners who supported the station during our Power to the Public fall member drive! Your support powers KPCC and keeps independent journalism strong in Southern California. We had a lot of exciting giveaways during our member drive, and here are the results:

  1. Two tickets to Game 1 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Grace Lee from Los Angeles
  2. Two tickets to Game 2 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Sherry Allison from Brea
  3. Two tickets to Game 7 of the 2017 World Series: Astros v. Dodgers
    • Chris Cerf from Culver City
  4. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood on Oct. 26
    • Natalee Jaquays from Woodland Hills
  5. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood on Oct. 28
    • Brandyce Howard from Long Beach
  6. Two tickets to Hamilton in Hollywood and a one-night hotel stay
    • Preston Caves from Manhattan Beach
  7. Two tickets to A Prairie Home Companion live at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Oct. 28
    • Christina Harris from Los Angeles
  8. Two tickets to the Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the Broad
    • Marin Anderson from Huntington Beach; Kelly Chaves from Van Nuys; Seham Constantine from Pasadena; Betty Fox from Los Angeles; Milton Goldman from Santa Monica; Britanny Gutierrez from Van Nuys; Mark Hill from San Pedro; Diane Whiffen from Altadena
  9. Two tickets to a private tour of Shepard Fairey's new art exhibition in Los Angeles on Dec. 2
    • Mike Antos, Kristen Caplan, Samantha Case, Sandra Castellanos, Melanie Edward, Mark Estrada, Valerie Faithorn, Jacqueline Guerrero, Rich Husong, Vera Lawrence, Elizabeth Lenthall, Ronna Mandel, Bisanne Masoud, David Mesfin, Delaine Moore, Cristen Rasmussen, Debra Silverman, Kathleen Smith, Shirley Spitzer, Kelly Thomas, Apollo Victoria, Kate Volpe, Leslie Winston, Laurel Wruble, Celia Yang Nelson
  10. Three-night stay in a two-bedroom suite at the Pantai Inn in La Jolla
    • Samantha Levy from Los Angeles
  11. Apple iPad
    • Yvonne Emus from Glendale; Judith Schuller from Bellflower; Juan Barraza from Los Angeles

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KPCC joins national project to raise awareness of hate crimes

Members of the Society of Arab Students gather at the University of California Irvine.
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Hate crimes routinely make headlines across the country. Yet there is no reliable national database tracking them. KPCC is pleased to announce it is joining the Documenting Hate project, a coalition of organizations working with community members to create a database of hate crimes across the country.

The effort is led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. The stories we gather will inform upcoming ProPublica’s reporting as well as KPCC programming, beginning with “Free speech vs. hate speech on college campuses,” a November 30 in-person conversation that will focus on freedom of speech and combatting hate speech on Southern California campuses and communities. (In California, violent and hostile confrontations are on track to double this year, according to a report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.)

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