Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

As 100th Concert Season Kicks Off, Share Your Favorite Experience At The Iconic Hollywood Bowl

A fireworks display is seen during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Christopher Polk
Getty Images North America
A fireworks display is seen during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Hearing How SoCal School Faculty Are Managing Their Classrooms Following The Deadly Shooting In Uvalde

Teachers And School Staff After Uvalde 6.3.22

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, school faculty are grappling with lasting questions about school safety. In some cases that means having difficult conversations with young students and parents. Some educators and facult are seeing an increase in police presence in their schools. Today on AirTalk, we hear from Social Justice Humanitas Academy principal Jeff Austiny and licensed educational psychologist in Ventura County, Amy M. Smith, about how schools are responsding to the tragic shooting.

Court Ruling Says DA Gascon Must Comply With 3-Strikes Law. State Constitution Says Otherwise. Why The Contradiction?

Gascon 3 Strikes 6.3.22

A California appellate court ruled this week that Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón must comply with the state’s three-strikes law, which adds prison time for people previously convicted of two or more felonies. The appellate ruling this week follows a preliminary injunction from 2021 that ruled Gascón can’t overlook the three-strikes law because it violates prosecutors’ rights. But under the state constitution and Supreme Court, district attorneys have sole authority to choose charges and punishments. The court acknowledged this, and according to the Pasadena Star-News, Gascón deemed that a win for his office. Confusing, right? Here to break down the ruling and what it actually means is Laurie Levenson, professor of criminal law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and former federal prosecutor.

As 100th Concert Season Kicks Off, Share Your Favorite Experience At The Iconic Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl 100 6.3.22

For one hundred years the Hollywood Bowl has been bringing a range of musical and artistic performances to Los Angeles. From Janis Joplin and the Beatles to Mamma Mia sing-a-longs, the iconic outdoor venue has brought in some of the biggest acts in the world, in music, film, theater, and everything in between. The Bowl’s centennial season kicks off this weekend. Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil perform with Gwen Stefani for the season’s opening act. Derek Traub, author of  “Hollywood Bowl: The First 100 Years,” a 300-page coffee table-style book, including photos and notable historic moments at the venue, joins Larry to discuss the book and some of the most memorable moments of the Bowl’s history. We also hear from listeners about their most memorable concert experiences.

FilmWeek: ‘Benediction,’ ‘Hustle,’ ‘Crimes Of The Future’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews 6.3.22

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

  • Benediction,” Wide Release
  • Hustle,” Cinemark Theaters [Multiple in L.A. region] & Bay Theatre [Pacific Palisades]; Netflix June 8
  • Watcher,” Wide Release
  • Rondo And Bob,” Streaming & Digital June 7
  • “The Phantom of the Open,” Laemmle Theatres Starting With Laemmle Royal [West L.A], AMC The Grove 14 [Fairfax] & AMC Century City 15 [Century City]; Wide Release June 10
  • Playlist,” Laemmle Royal [West L.A.] 
  • Eiffel [A.K.A. Eiffel In Love],” Wide Release
  • Crimes of the Future,” Wide Release
  • The Passenger,” Laemmle Glendale [Glendale]
  • Cane Fire,” Lumiere Musical Hall [Beverly Hills]
  • Unhuman,” Digital & VOD
  • Block Party,” Multiple Laemmle Theatres June 8 Only; Galaxy Theatres Mission Grove [Riverside] June 8, 19, 20; Streaming [BET+]
  • The Siege of Robin Hood,” Laemmle Glendale [Glendale] 
  • Pissarro: Father of Impressionism,” Laemmle Playhouse 7 [Pasadena], Laemmle Glendale [Glendale], Laemmle Newhall [Santa Clarita] & Laemmle Royal [West L.A.] June 6

LA’s Latino International Film Festival Is On. We Look At The Highlights

FilmWeek LA Latino Film Festival Feature 6.3.22

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival has returned to Hollywood for another year of exhibitions from across the globe. Running from June 1 to June 5, the festival highlights films, shorts, and other video projects told from a latino perspective. Today on FilmWeek, Larry speaks with freelance film critic for the LA Times and The Wrap Carlos Aguilar about the festival, and hears about the films he’s particularly excited about being featured.

Carlos Aguilar recently wrote an article for the LA Times on the festival, listing his five must-see movies. You can find it here.

Stay Connected