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'Morning Edition' host Alex Cohen to depart KPCC

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Alex Cohen, KPCC host of Morning Edition, is leaving the station to pursue a new professional opportunity.

Cohen joined KPCC in 2009 as the host of "All Things Considered." In 2012 she became the co-host of "Take Two" with A Martinez. Last year, she began hosting "Morning Edition."

Cohen has won many awards for her work at KPCC including breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater shooting and a profile of Van Dyke Parks. She was also named "Best Anchor" by the Los Angeles Press Club.

“Alex has made a tremendous contribution to SCPR as a journalist and as a program host on 'All Things Considered,' 'Take Two' and 'Morning Edition,'” SCPR President Bill Davis said, “holding elected officials and other public figures to account while simultaneously delighting audiences with insightful and ‘quirky’ stories from her hometown of Los Angeles. We are grateful for everything that she has done to advance our public service mission, and we wish her nothing but happiness and success in her new venture.”

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Southern California Public Radio Receives Grant Award from California Humanities

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Southern California Public Radio Receives Grant Award from California Humanities

June 18, 2018 – PASADENA, CA – California Humanities has recently announced the June 2018 Humanities For All Project Grant awards, and Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) has received a $15,000 grant for community-driven storytelling series “Unheard LA – The Stories of Where You Live,” 

Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians, provide accessible learning experiences for the public, and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population. 

Produced by SCPR’s KPCC In Person events and engagement platform, “Unheard L.A.” explores communities traditionally underserved by public media. Each show offers a unique platform for community members to share captivating first-person experiences that explore regional issues and identity through spoken word, music, poetry and other forms of expression. 

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Southern California Public Radio Awarded California Arts Council “Arts and Public Media” Grant

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Southern California Public Radio Awarded California Arts Council “Arts and Public Media” Grant
State funds support multiplatform nonprofit media projects that build public awareness and support for the arts

PASADENA, CA - July 18, 2018 – The California Arts Council recently announced its plans to award $14,400 to Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) as part of its Arts and Public Media program.

The Arts and Public Media program supports multiplatform nonprofit media projects that demonstrate a clear approach to building public awareness and support for the arts. The program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s vision to create a state where the arts are a central component of daily life and accessible to all, reflecting contributions from all of California’s diverse populations and fostering civic engagement.

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'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' 20th Anniversary Tour comes to LA

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UPDATE: VIP tickets for the KPCC post-show reception are currently sold out. Please contact KPCC Membership at membership@kpcc.org or call 626-583-5121 with any questions about VIP tickets. To purchase other Wait Wait tickets through the Greek Theatre, please visit kpcc.org/wait.

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NPR is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its beloved weekly hour-long quiz program "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" with a series of major live shows in 2018.

Host Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis, judge and scorekeeper, along with a roster of panelists, will bring the program's signature, news comedy to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 27 for their only West Coast appearance!

Where: The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles | Map
When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 | Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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LAist is officially back — thanks to you!

Hello KPCC.org readers,

LAist.com is live!

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve revived the beloved local news outlet with the help of more than 1,000 individuals who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign.

LAist will be powered by KPCC and devoted to life in and around Los Angeles: the good (sunshine!), the bad (traffic!) and all that’s in between (politics, housing, education, art, food, events and so much more).

L.A. deserves a site that accurately reflects its diversity, its complexities and its challenges. From inside the deepest pothole to the top of Mt. Wilson and beyond, we are LAist. LAist is us.

And YOU are part of both.

Translation: this is a team effort.

As a member-based organization, you already know that local news coverage is only as good as the people who read it, support it and are engaged with it.

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