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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.
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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

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English


Episodes

Bryan Cranston in 'Network' and other New York theater highlights

12/14/2018
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New York Times theater critic Jesse Green reviews the year on the major stages; "Caparnaum" is a heart-breaking film from Lebanon about a neglected street urchin; Lindsay Buckingham dissects Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" for Song Exploder.

Duration:00:26:44

From 'Rocko' to 'Lazlo' to 'Luna': Joe Murray's animated world

12/13/2018
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The prolific producer has created shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and, now, PBS Kids; a media expert on the problem with Kidz Bop.

Duration:00:26:25

Barry Jenkins walks down James Baldwin's 'Beale Street'

12/12/2018
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The director follows up the Academy Award Best Picture-winning "Moonlight" with "If Beale Street Could Talk," an adaptation of the Baldwin novel that plays like a tone poem; composer Nicholas Britell collaborates with Jenkins once again.

Duration:00:27:27

Yuja Wang nabs her first Grammy nomination

12/11/2018
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The virtuoso specializes in Bartók and her recording of his Piano Concerto No. 2 is nominated in the Classical Instrumental Solo category; Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won an Academy Award for their song from "Coco," "Remember Me," and now it's up for a Grammy; “La Bohème” gets a hipster twist in L.A.

Duration:00:26:29

'Come From Away' finds the spirit of humanity on 9/11

12/10/2018
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The musical revisits the story of the passengers from 38 airplanes who were stranded in Canada on that fateful day; Taylor Mac turns the Christmas pageant on its head with "Holiday Sauce."

Duration:00:26:41

Is 'Shallow' the song of the year?

12/7/2018
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Lady Gaga’s song “Shallow,” from the movie “A Star is Born,” earned four Grammy nominations today and it's an Oscar favorite too. Meet Mark Ronson, the man who co-wrote and produced it; Shirley Halperin, executive editor for music at Variety, talks about the other 2019 Grammy nominees; who should host the Oscars?

Duration:00:26:28

'Divide and Conquer': The rise and fall of Roger Ailes

12/6/2018
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Alexis Bloom's documentary examines the life and career of the late political operative and TV news executive; how casting agents get pulled into sexual harassment incidents; an ex-pat Iranian composer maintains his musical ties.

Duration:00:25:39

The trials of being 'Mary Queen of Scots'

12/5/2018
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Director Josie Rourke talks about her mission to reconsider history through a modern perspective on gender, power and sexuality; former L.A. Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen will succeed Michael Tilson Thomas at the San Francisco Symphony; two generations of African-American harpists talk about their musical tradition.

Duration:00:26:28

Kris Bowers takes us inside the music of 'Green Book'

12/4/2018
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The pianist and composer talks about and performs music from the movie about Don Shirley; what were the most streamed songs and albums of 2018?

Duration:00:26:52

'Roll With Me' documents a seemingly impossible challenge

12/3/2018
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Gabriel Cordell's attempt to roll across the country in a manual wheelchair is the subject of Lisa France's documentary; the endless options for TV cord-cutters

Duration:00:26:57

'Narcos: Mexico' revisits a tragic chapter in the drug wars

11/30/2018
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Executive producer Eric Newman talks about pivoting the focus of the Netflix series from Colombia to Mexico; YouTube is scaling back the scripted output for its streaming service; music veterans Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore collaborate on an album, "Downey to Lubbock."

Duration:00:25:55

The untrained actress who steals the show in 'Roma'

11/29/2018
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Yalitza Aparicio went from being a fledgling school teacher to playing a pivotal role in Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma"; the New York Times reports that a faded talent agent and an actress client of his could ruin Les Moonves' chance of receiving any severance from CBS; this season's crop of new Christmas music has a little bit of everything.

Duration:00:27:02

Yorgos Lanthimos takes a turn with 'The Favourite'

11/28/2018
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The filmmaker has made some downright odd movies (e.g., "The Lobster"), but he takes a more accessible route with his new period drama; Emma Stone talks about her role in "The Favourite"; who's getting into the 2019 Sundance Film Festival?

Duration:00:26:40

Luis Valdez revisits the 'Valley' of his youth

11/27/2018
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The playwright and director talks about the real-life events in California's Central Valley that inspired the WWII-era drama, "Valley of the Heart"; Fox Nation launches as a streaming service; the pioneering post-punk band, The Raincoats.

Duration:00:26:58

Eric Idle is still lookin' on the bright side

11/26/2018
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The former Monty Python member revisits his life and career in the memoir, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography"; Luciana Souza puts Leonard Cohen poems to music.

Duration:00:27:01

Meet the documentarian who embedded with a Jihadist family for 'Of Fathers and Sons'

11/21/2018
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To make "Of Fathers and Sons", documentary filmmaker Talal Derki put his life on the line when he embedded with a Syrian terrorist grooming his sons for Jihad; an art installation at The Broad museum in downtown LA is a tribute to American liberalism; and what to watch on TV over Thanksgiving weekend.

Duration:00:27:00

Viggo Mortensen gets behind the wheel in 'Green Book'

11/20/2018
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The actor plays a nightclub bouncer who is hired to drive a black pianist (Mahershala Ali) through the segregated South; director Steve McQueen directs "Widows," a heist film with a twist.

Duration:00:27:34

Marielle Heller pulls off a directing feat with 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

11/19/2018
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The director had the unenviable task of making sure Melissa McCarthy was an unsympathetic character in the new movie; Disney's challenge to promote princesses in a changing culture.

Duration:00:27:00

Alfonso Cuarón digs deep into his memory for 'Roma'

11/16/2018
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For "Roma," filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón meticulously recreated his childhood home and cast lookalikes to play his family, his nanny and his neighbors. He tells John Horn about mining his and others' memories to tell the collective story of his family and his nanny from one tumultuous year in the early 1970's.

Duration:00:16:30

José James captures the soul of Bill Withers with 'Lean on Me'

11/15/2018
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José James pays tribute to singer/songwriter Bill Withers with his new album "Lean on Me."

Duration:00:16:30