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Past KPCC In Person Events

‘The Frame’ presents Kris Bowers in concert and conversation

The Crawford Family Forum “The Frame” host John Horn is sitting down at the piano with celebrated composer Kris Bowers, one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising stars and the man behind the music of the acclaimed new movie “Green Book.

Democracy and donuts — an Election Day drop-in

The Crawford Family Forum You prepared with the KPCC + LAist Voter Game Plan, you caught up on all the statewide propositions with our Voter Cram Session, and you cast your ballot. Join us at our Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena for some Election Day refreshments and casual conversation on November 6.

‘Blue Wave, Red Tide, Or Purple Haze?’ – a midterm conversation

Sandhu Center, Chapman University The runup to the consequential 2018 midterm election has been fraught with ugly confrontations, nasty campaign ads, and a confirmation showdown that captured the nation’s attention.

KPCC + LAist Community Open House

KPCC's Mohn Broadcast Center/Crawford Family Forum Join us on October 21, 2018 for KPCC’s Community Open House! Take photos with your favorite KPCC hosts and reporters, meet and mingle with fellow public radio fans, connect with community partners, enter to win giveaways, tour the broadcast studios, and much more.

Voter cram session: AirTalk breaks down the ballot propositions

The Crawford Family Forum Voters have fewer propositions to sift through than two years ago, but will be asked to vote on 11 statewide ballot measures this fall. Among them, Californians will decide whether local governments should be able to expand rent control, whether to retain the gas tax, and if the state should only sell cage-free eggs.

‘NPR’s It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders – Live in LA’ presented by KPCC In Person

The Crawford Family Forum "Hey, y’all!" Join NPR’s Sam Sanders and KPCC In Person on Tuesday, October 2, at The Crawford Family Forum. One of public radio’s freshest voices will host a live recording of his radio show and podcast “It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders.”

Unheard LA – live in Long Beach (ep.9)

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Don't miss the season two finale of KPCC's popular storytelling series "Unheard L.A." at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. “Unheard L.A.” features stories reflecting the wide range of people, places and perspectives of the Los Angeles area, and brings them to communities all over the region.

Homelessness – a conversation determined by you

Tateuchi Democracy Forum Yes, the 2018 homelessness count showed a three percent drop in homelessness across L.A. County. It also revealed that more people than ever are experiencing homelessness for the first time.

Unheard LA – live in Lawndale (ep.8)

Centinela Valley Center for the Arts The “Unheard L.A.” season continues at Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale. “Unheard L.A.” features a diverse set of stories and storytellers reflecting a range of Southern California experiences, and this August show brings those stories to the South Bay.

FilmWeek Screenings: ‘Chinatown’ — selected and hosted by Larry Mantle

The Theatre at Ace Hotel “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Roman Polanski’s iconic, Oscar-winning film “Chinatown” is a dramatization of California’s water wars. Based on real-life characters, this neo-noir film has been a cultural touchstone for decades, and it is a must-see for students of Southern California’s history.