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  • Calendar Picks and Clicks:

    By Laura Donney

    September 3, 2013 | 5:31 pm

    SAT SEPT 7

    GOOD FOOD PIE CONTEST

    It’s pie. Pie! Join KCRW and the upper crust of L.A.’s baking scene as pies are imagined, created and then deliciously devoured. “Good Food’s” Evan Kleinman hosts an afternoon of fruit, nut, cream, silk, savory, vegan and LACMA art-inspired...

  • A jail as a mental hospital

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 26, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    James Coley and Robert Warfield, case workers for the Integrated Recovery Network, walked into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility with purpose and confidence, exactly the qualities needed for talking to some of the approximately 2,500 mentally ill inmates confined in the...

  • Pro-Sherman mailer labeled 'despicable' may have ties to former Sherman staffer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    A pro-Brad Sherman mailer sent out in October to Republican voters in the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional district features a shadowy and ominous-looking image of Rep. Howard Berman, Sherman’s Democratic opponent for Congress, shown alongside Rep. Maxine Waters...

  • With a week to go, some thoughts on the (final?) Berman v. Sherman debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 29, 2012 | 10:15 pm

    On Monday, the same day Howard Berman’s campaign accused fellow Democrat-turned opponent Brad Sherman of dodging debate invitations (L.A. Times) and BuzzFeed ran a piece about an anti-Berman mailer, the two Congressmen mixed it up in what may turn out to be their last debate on...

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  • Berman v. Sherman, Reed v. Shelley [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys), Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), Mark Reed and Susan Shelley have met on various stages around the San Fernando Valley for debates in recent months, and are set to meet a few more times in the nine weeks before the primary on June 5th. The four...

  • Jewish Journal writer talks Calif. redistricting on KCRW

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 2, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Last night, I spoke with KCRW’s Warren Olney on “Which Way, L.A.?” about California’s citizen-led redistricting process.

    The program included observations from journalists and consultants who have been watching the work of the Golden State’s new commission, which unveiled...

  • KCRW’s Ruth Seymour Offers Rich Legacy to Jewish Community

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    For a woman who says she has never been much involved in the Jewish community, Ruth Seymour has probably introduced more people to an appreciation of Jewish stories and music than any other Los Angeles media figure.

    But not only Yiddish aficionados mourned when Seymour announced...

  • KCRW’s gift—five days of ‘Only in America’  Jewish history

    By Tom Tugend

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For a certain nostalgic segment of the Jewish community, Chanukah wasn't official until KCRW-FM general manager Ruth Seymour narrated her lively "Philosophers, Fiddlers and Fools" program at this time of the year.

    This noble tradition has now come to an end, but KCRW (89.9) has come...

  • Hooker to the stars is a saucy satirist

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Svetlana Maksimovsrskaya is a Russian prostitute whose high-profile clients include George Clooney, Rick Santorum and Al Gore. Featured on KCRW-FM 89.9 every Monday at 4:44 p.m., she comments on whatever comes to mind -- movies, politics, popular culture, her clients. During the...
  • Radio Yiddish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 8, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 16, KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour was captivated by her studies with the Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich. "Yiddish is magic," he told her. "It will outwit history."

    Seymour took his words to heart. Of late, she has been doing her part to help the mamaloshen survive. In...

  • Radio Yiddish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 16, KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour was captivated by her studies with the Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich. "Yiddish is magic," he told her. "It will outwit history."

    Seymour took his words to heart. Of late, she has been doing her part to help the mamaloshen survive. In...