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KPCC joins national project to raise awareness of hate crimes

Members of the Society of Arab Students gather at the University of California Irvine.
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Hate crimes routinely make headlines across the country. Yet there is no reliable national database tracking them. KPCC is pleased to announce it is joining the Documenting Hate project, a coalition of organizations working with community members to create a database of hate crimes across the country.

The effort is led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. The stories we gather will inform upcoming ProPublica’s reporting as well as KPCC programming, beginning with “Free speech vs. hate speech on college campuses,” a November 30 in-person conversation that will focus on freedom of speech and combatting hate speech on Southern California campuses and communities. (In California, violent and hostile confrontations are on track to double this year, according to a report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.)

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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about Costco

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KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about Costco as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.

We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to Costco, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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#SoCalSoCurious: What have you always wanted to know about Costco?

Costco customers in Alhambra reach out to grab a slice of a moon cake.
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Fact: People are obsessed with Costco. And while we all know about the free samples and $1.50 hot dogs, there’s still so much more we’d like to figure out when it comes to this giant retailer.

Whether you’re after insider tips on how to avoid crowds, curious about parking or dying to figure whether that whole “buy your casket at Costco” thing is real, we want to know your questions. We’ll work to answer them as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project. 

Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person. You can enter your question and contact information below.

 

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#SoCalSoCurious: Vote on your favorite question about the beach

Paul Manasefi, 12, center, talks with John Zein, 13, as they fish on the Hermosa Beach Pier.
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KPCC journalists want to answer your burning questions about the Southern California coastline as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.
 
We recently invited KPCC listeners to let us know what piques their curiosity when it comes to the beach, and now it’s time to vote up the question that most interests you.

 

You can always ask a new question or check out what we’ve reported out so far.

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#SoCalSoCurious: How can I become a KPCC reporter?

KPCC is hiring a new senior producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.
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KPCC’s new "SoCal. So Curious." initiative invites KPCC listeners to ask journalists about anything that makes them curious — from the Southern California accent to truck driving etiquette, the L.A. Riots and more. As questions come in, they are shepherded to reporters and producers and/or added to a voting round so that visitors to kpcc.org/ask can vote up the questions they most want answered. 

Recently, one question in particular caught my eye. It came from Kim Shepherd of Los Feliz. She asked: “How can I become a KPCC reporter to help research and write stories of all these great questions?”

Well, Kim, it just so happens we have several exciting job openings at KPCC right now. Engagement and efforts like "SoCal. So Curious." are built into everything the KPCC newsroom does, and it’s likely the folks eventually filling these spots will have an opportunity to help address audience questions. 

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