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Past KPCC In Person Events

Ethnic studies and the arts – a conversation

The Crawford Family Forum Ethnic studies advocates have been fighting for years to get courses focused on the history and culture of racial and ethnic groups — including black, Latino, Native American and Asian communities — to California students.

Trolls, tweets and free speech: the First Amendment on college campuses

Winifred Smith Hall How do college administrators protect free speech while also ensuring a safe environment in which students can learn and thrive? It’s no easy task, especially when you consider today's divisive politics.

Unheard LA – live in Baldwin Park (ep.6)

Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park Our second season of “Unheard L.A.” continues at the Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center. It’s KPCC In Person’s first-ever live event in Baldwin Park, and we’re excited to bring “Unheard L.

Breaking the mold – juvenile justice takes new form

The Crawford Family Forum Two big movements — the efforts to improve the juvenile justice system and to expand access to the arts and arts education — are coming together in Southern California, where the Los Angeles County Probation Department has dedicated $1 million to support the arts for system-involved youths.

Unheard LA – live in Downey (ep.5)

Downey Theatre Our second season of “Unheard L.A.” continues this March at the Downey Theatre in Downey, home of the oldest-operating McDonald’s and birthplace of Taco Bell, the Carpenters and the NASA space shuttle program.

AirTalk’s FilmWeek: 2018 Oscar preview

The Theatre at Ace Hotel On Sunday, February 25, one week before the 90th Academy Awards, KPCC In Person will convene AirTalk’s FilmWeek critics for its 16th annual Oscar preview event.

Unheard LA – live in Mid-City (ep.4)

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center Our second season of “Unheard L.A. — the stories of where you live” kicks off at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in February.

Gubernatorial town hall — a local perspective

Bovard Auditorium The contest to select California’s next governor is on. Hear what the top six contenders have to say.

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

The Theatre at Ace Hotel On Saturday, December 16, Larry Mantle returned to the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to host a screening of “Die Hard” on the eve of its 30th anniversary.

Ask an expert: Your child development questions answered

The Crawford Family Forum Our understanding of the human brain expands by the minute. Not that long ago we believed a thousand or fewer neural connections were made each second in a baby's brain. Now we know one million neural connections are made every second until the age of 3.