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#SoCalSoCurious: How can I become a KPCC reporter?

KPCC is hiring a new senior producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.
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KPCC’s new "SoCal. So Curious." initiative invites KPCC listeners to ask journalists about anything that makes them curious — from the Southern California accent to truck driving etiquette, the L.A. Riots and more. As questions come in, they are shepherded to reporters and producers and/or added to a voting round so that visitors to can vote up the questions they most want answered. 

Recently, one question in particular caught my eye. It came from Kim Shepherd of Los Feliz. She asked: “How can I become a KPCC reporter to help research and write stories of all these great questions?”

Well, Kim, it just so happens we have several exciting job openings at KPCC right now. Engagement and efforts like "SoCal. So Curious." are built into everything the KPCC newsroom does, and it’s likely the folks eventually filling these spots will have an opportunity to help address audience questions. 


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KPCC unveils new weekend schedule with the accent on breaking news

KPCC is on the air, uniting the diverse communities of Southern California
John Rabe

Coming to KPCC weekends are two shows in the 10 a.m. hour that complement the news you've just heard on NPR's Weekend Edition: At 10 a.m. Saturday, it's The New Yorker Radio Hour with host David Remnick and The New Yorker magazine's smartest writers and their takes on the week's news.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, it's On the Media with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, with candid, often searing analysis on how the media behaved during the week.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me will still give you your weekly news catharsis at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. At noon Saturday, taking the place of Off-Ramp, it's FilmWeek with Larry Mantle and his critics, reviewing the week's new crop of movies. At noon Sunday, it's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

At 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, new to the schedule, KPCC welcomes the BBC Newshour, then, at 2 p.m., the live broadcast of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, who stays connected with her listeners throughout the show on social media.


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The New Yorker Radio Hour joins KPCC's weekend lineup

David Remnick hosts The New Yorker Radio Hour, now heard Saturday morning at 10 on 89.3-KPCC.
The New Yorker Radio Hour

Starting this weekend, July 1, we’re adding a show that’s new to KPCC. It’s The New Yorker Radio Hour with host David Remnick and The New Yorker magazine's smartest writers.
The Stranger’s Sean Nelson writes, “Sorry, haters. The New Yorker Radio Hour is excellent,” and Remnick “swings masterfully between high and low culture.” At 10am every Saturday, Remnick and his team will help you digest the news you’ve just heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
And starting July 2, we’re moving On The Media to 10am Sundays, right after NPR’s Weekend Edition with Lulu Garcia-Navarro. 

On the Media, with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone, doesn’t just help you digest the news … it shows you how the media shapes the news, and holds the media accountable.


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#SoCalSoCurious: What are your questions about the Southern California coastline?

Beach goers soak in the morning sunshine on Venice beach.
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KPCC wants to answer your burning questions about the beach as part of our ongoing “SoCal So Curious” project. 

For example, are you curious about sharks? Do you want to know the history of your favorite fire pit? Is there such a thing as tanning etiquette? What is a beach clean-up day? Where are the safest swim spots? What do YOU want to know about our stretch of the California coast? 

Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person. Enter your question and contact information below.


Vote on the question you most wanted answered.



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Goodbye, Car Talk

Ray Magliozzi, left, and his brother, the late Tom Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, with their cartoon likenesses in Cambridge, Mass., in 2008.
AP/Charles Krupa

Car Talk has been a staple of public radio for 30 years. Tom and Ray Magliozzi showed you could be funny and intelligent on public radio. After all, their raw material was two of the most important topics in America: cars and relationships. The brothers became part of our lives; part of our weekend routines.

But WBUR stopped producing new shows when Tom Magliozzi died in 2014. Instead, they repackaged it as a "best of." And now the producers are shutting down production of the show entirely. So, sadly, it’s time for us at KPCC to say goodbye. We'll air our final Car Talk this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.

KPCC will continue to offer Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion and many of the engaging, high quality programs you have come to trust and expect from KPCC. 


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