KPCC’s forum programs, live events and community engagement team bringing unique and relevant face-to-face programming to the region.

Past KPCC In Person Events

Ask an expert: your child development questions answered

The Crawford Family Forum The first years of life are extremely important for children’s brains. Our understanding of the brain and child development seems to expand by the minute. There’s a constant flow of new research and information about how to raise and teach young children. Fortunately, many of the child development experts championing this research live in Southern California.

‘The Frame’ presents Nicholas Britell in concert and conversation

The Crawford Family Forum “The Frame” host John Horn is sitting down at the piano with Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist, and producer Nicholas Britell. KPCC In Person and “The Frame” invite you to join us for an intimate, hour-long conversation with the innovative composer.

Inland opportunities – immigration and a changing region

Glenn Wallichs Theatre, University of Redlands The Inland Empire hasn’t traditionally been known as a cultural melting pot. But things are changing, at least in part thanks to the two-county region’s affordable housing and economic opportunities. Now, one in five Inland Empire residents is foreign born, according to a study by UC Riverside’s Center for Social Innovation.

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

The Theatre at Ace Hotel The era of the silent film made way for sound and talkies in 1929, which was the first and last year a silent film won best picture at the Academy Awards. That is until Michel Hazanavicius’s 2011 film “The Artist,” a love letter in the style of those black-and-white silent movies, won best picture – along with four other Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, seven BAFTAs, and a slew of other critical honors.

‘Snap Judgment – LIVE in LA’ presented by KPCC In Person

The Theatre at Ace Hotel There are shows with storytelling, and then there’s storytelling…with a beat. Join Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington and KPCC In Person on Saturday, November 17, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

‘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.