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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 significa... read more
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Past Events

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

KPCC presents 'The Dinner Party Download LIVE'

KPCC presents 'The Dinner Party Download LIVE'

Santa Monica, CA
The Dinner Party Download (Fridays at 7pm on 89.3 KPCC) is a fast and funny hour of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you "win" your weekend dinner parties.  And on Friday June 20th, you can be among the lucky few to witness it LIVE. KPCC is hosting a special live show taping of Th...
Friday, June 20 2014 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Population Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Population Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Pasadena, CA
With a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. Alan Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask ...
Thursday, May 29 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

How Do Spaces Become Places?

How Do Spaces Become Places?

Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles has been called the nation's creative capital.  But it’s also been labeled "a city in decline" in terms of jobs, housing and public infrastructure. How can L.A. use its creative community to thrive?  Could civic art and repurposed urban spaces be the key to making this city a vibrant ...
Tuesday, May 27 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time

Pasadena, CA
Can working people, especially parents, in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is “that place in which we realize our humanity.” If that’s the case, argues Brigid Schulte in her new book, OVERWHELMED,...
Friday, May 23 2014 8:30 AM 9:30 AM

The New Black

The New Black

Pasadena, CA
The New Black follows the African-American community and its members’ grappling with the gay rights issue and same-sex marriage legislation. Through the stories of activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the debate, The New Black charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the bla...
Thursday, May 22 2014 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

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