KPCC’s forum programs, live events and community engagement team bringing unique and relevant face-to-face programming to the region.

Past KPCC In Person Events

The Art Of Getting Creative In Education – A Conversation About Funding And Resources

The Crawford Family Forum We’ve hosted conversations about the benefits of arts education for English language learners, system-involved youth, and people of all ages. Oftentimes, parents, teachers, artists, and advocates ask: But how do we take it from idea to reality? Oh, and how do we pay for it?

Crime and policing – a conversation determined by you (SoCal Solutions)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum KPCC In Person is talking law enforcement, and you picked the topic. We started by inviting your questions on crime and public safety. We narrowed them to three, and you let us know what matters most by voting for the question you wanted as the focus of our conversation. The responses have been tallied, and the top vote-getter is: “Does law enforcement’s routine lack of transparency foster corruption, abuse, nepotism, wrongful convictions, discrimination, prejudice?”

Unheard LA – live in Little Tokyo

Aratani Theatre Unheard LA is a celebration of the stories and experiences that give shape to Los Angeles. It’s fitting then that we continue our third season in the historic downtown neighborhood of Little Tokyo. With a history dating back to the 1880s, Little Tokyo is the largest and most populous of the remaining “Japantowns” in the United States.

Unheard LA salon: Little Tokyo Library

Little Tokyo Branch You’ve heard us say it before: Los Angeles is filled with untold stories but even more that go unheard. With KPCC In Person’s community-centered storytelling series Unheard LA, lift up the real, first-person experiences of fellow Angelenos.

The Capitol Steps

Beckman Auditorium No matter what side of the political aisle you stand with, nobody is safe from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy!

Nancy And Beth in concert and conversation with ‘The Frame’

The Crawford Family Forum This is a KPCC In Person invite-only event. To be invited to the next one, subscribe to our newsletter!

Higher education – a conversation determined by you (SoCal Solutions)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum A college degree has become essential for upward mobility, but many say our public schools aren’t doing enough to prepare students for college. At the same time, colleges are struggling to keep up with the ever-shifting trends in the job market.

Unheard LA – live in North Hollywood

El Portal Theatre The community-centered storytelling series Unheard LA is back for a third season, and we’re kicking things off this March in North Hollywood. This vibrants arts and culture community is home to the largest Thai Buddhist temple in Los Angeles, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the NoHo arts district.

Show Your Work — stories of arts education in LA

The Crawford Family Forum We wanted to learn more about arts education in the Los Angeles area, especially the people teaching it. That’s why we asked current and former teachers how their students and work have shaped their lives: maybe poetry helped bring a shy student into the conversation, or a drawing provided insight into a student’s emotional struggles.

Unheard LA salon: KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum

The Crawford Family Forum KPCC In Person’s community-centered storytelling series Unheard LA explores the nuances and complexities of Southern California through the first-person experiences of our fellow Angelenos. Spoken word? music? poetry? magic? That’s up to you.