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Past KPCC In Person Events

Unheard LA – live in DTLA (ep.2)

Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts The 10. The 101. The 5. Southern California’s arteries all lead back to the city’s heart: Downtown L.A. And it’s there – at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts – that KPCC In Person will host its second “Unheard LA,” a powerful bloc of community storytellers presenting true tales of hacking into comedy school, the magic and mania of songwriting, the unexpected charm of a dive bar and more.

Unheard LA – live in Whittier (ep.1)

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts On April 23, KPCC In Person launches “Unheard LA – the stories of where you live,” a dynamic three-show storytelling series showcasing Southern California’s hidden gems and hidden truths: compelling unheard stories of community and identity, struggle and delight.

Fake News and the First Amendment: How to tell fact from fiction

The Crawford Family Forum What is “fake news”? The answer depends on whom you ask. Since the 2016 presidential election, there’s been a sharp rise in the use of the term “fake news” across political and journalistic spectra.

‘National Bird’ – an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and conversation

Tateuchi Democracy Forum Drones are changing the way we conduct war. They’re also transforming the ways in which soldiers experience it. In National Bird, filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck explores the United States’ controversial drone war, providing rare insights through the eyes and experiences of veterans and survivors.

Race talk: Tackling racism and identity with kids

The Crawford Family Forum The 2016 presidential election, high-profile police shootings of black men and women, as well as conversations about diversity in Hollywood have all placed a focus on race, racism and identity in the United States.

The myth of "the starving artist”: Reimagining a career in the arts

The Penthouse of NoHo Young people who dream of careers in the arts often hear skeptical questions from parents and other adults: “How are you going to pay the bills?” “You don’t want to be a starving artist, do you?”

Culture Shift: How to take a company from good to great

The Crawford Family Forum In today’s workplace, there’s a new emphasis on open communication, passion and teamwork. But is that enough for a company to succeed?

Bringing data center stage: The numbers behind arts ed

The Crawford Family Forum Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” And it’s often true that in order to tackle a problem, you need data to illuminate the issue.

‘The Bad Kids’ – an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and conversation

Tateuchi Democracy Forum There's an alternative high school in Southern California that's considered a last resort for teenagers who have fallen so far behind in school credits that they have almost no chance of receiving a diploma.

Election Central: candidates forum and election watch party

La Plaza De Cultura y Artes Yep. It’s already time for another election in Los Angeles County. On March 7, voters head to the polls to cast ballots on a countywide homeless measure and, depending on where they live, local offices and proposals.