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KPCC & USC present CA’s 33rd Congressional debate

Los Angeles, CA
Henry Waxman was first elected to represent California's 33rd Congressional District almost thirty years ago, and his legacy casts a long and enduring shadow over the nation’s policies,from expanding health care coverage a... read more

Uncovering the campaign

Pasadena, CA
On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum will host The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a panel discussion, "Uncovering the Campaign: What the Media Missed in the... read more

Props and Pints – It’s the 2014 “Know Your Ballot” Party!

Pasadena, CA
Californians have had to face long ballots in the past.  In 1990, voters were asked to vote on 45 measures, 28 in the general election, 17 in the primary election.  This year voters get a break with only six on the Novembe... read more

The Islamic State militants

Pasadena, CA
The world watches with fear and outrage as the militant group known as the Islamic State continues to attack territory in Iraq and Syria, using brutal methods including mass killings and abductions, as well as the beheadin... read more
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Past Events

NEXT: the creative curiosity of the scientist–artist

NEXT: the creative curiosity of the scientist–artist

Pasadena, CA
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.--Physicist and Violinist Albert Einstein   Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin ...
Saturday, October 4 2014 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Community Cinema -- MAKERS: Women in Space

Community Cinema -- MAKERS: Women in Space

Pasadena, CA
MAKERS, a six-part PBS documentary series by Executive Producers Dyllan McGee & Peter Kunhardt, profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years. Join KPCC and Community Cinema on Tuesday, September 23 as we watch the installment, "Women in Space," which traces the history of women pione...
Tuesday, September 23 2014 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Planetary Radio LIVE -- MAVEN orbiter meets the Mars atmosphere

Planetary Radio LIVE -- MAVEN orbiter meets the Mars atmosphere

Pasadena, CA
A new Mars orbiter is about to enter the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet, and we’ll be watching! Sunday evening, September 21st, we’ll celebrate the arrival of MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission, as the Planetary Society returns to the Crawford Family Forum for another P...
Sunday, September 21 2014 6:00 PM 7:45 PM

Psychedelic science – from 60s counterculture to modern medicine?

Psychedelic science – from 60s counterculture to modern medicine?

Pasadena, CA
Research into the therapeutic potential of illegal "psychedelic" drugs to treat an assortment of mainstream mental health conditions is undergoing a modern-day renaissance. A host of published studies in the field is showing promise for psychedelics, such as psilocybin — the active ingredient in ...
Monday, September 15 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

Pasadena, CA
The Watergate scandal still resonates 40 years after the historic resignation of a sitting United States president. In light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, it has taken on new significance. John W. Dean, White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, was ther...
Thursday, August 7 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Nikola Tesla – mad scientist or genius inventor?

Nikola Tesla – mad scientist or genius inventor?

Pasadena, CA
Madman, genius, innovator – however you describe Nikola Tesla, he was one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific minds. Many of our modern technologies were born from ideas Tesla dreamed up in his lab. They included the AC induction motor and transformer, which he licensed to Westinghouse; pla...
Sunday, July 20 2014 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

LightSail: The Countdown Begins!

LightSail: The Countdown Begins!

Pasadena, CA
The Planetary Society returns to the Crawford Family Forum with an evening devoted to the revolutionary potential of solar sailing.  It has been called the only practical way to reach the stars, but driving spacecraft across the solar system with the pressure of sunlight also offers big advantage...
Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

NEXT: Nuclear fusion – energy of the future?

NEXT: Nuclear fusion – energy of the future?

Pasadena, CA
For more than sixty years, scientists have struggled to achieve the promise of controlled nuclear fusion. We're talking about mimicking the process that powers the Sun and stars, heating hydrogen atoms to temperatures in excess of 100 million degrees celsius – the point at which they fuse into he...
Monday, June 30 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Difficult Conversations: Talking about the end of life

Difficult Conversations: Talking about the end of life

Pasadena, CA
Conversations about end of life….they are not easy, and many of us avoid having them until it’s too late.As we face these difficult, delicate talks, we often don’t know who should be involved and what needs to be addressed. But in some cultures, planning for end of life is the norm. Community and...
Thursday, June 26 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

KPCC Presents Olympic Day

KPCC Presents Olympic Day

Pasadena, CA
For the fifth year in a row, the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC is the site of Pasadena’s annual Olympic Day celebration.  This year, we feature the sport of cycling. The popularity of cycling is rising all across the country, both in the Olympics and beyond.  Join us for an exploration of cycling...
Monday, June 23 2014 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

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