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  • Heidi and Frank Shame the Homeless on 95.5 KLOS

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    December 29, 2015 | 11:54 pm

    Tuesday morning I was driving a homeless, Jewish, college-age young man to an agency to try to get him housing, Medi-Cal and other assistance. David (a pseudonym) likes hard rock, so we were listening to the Heidi and Frank Show on 95.5 KLOS. After a few songs the hosts, call-ins...

  • Behind every great ‘Serial’ podcast host, a Jewish studies professor

    December 19, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    No spoilers here about the “Serial” season finale, but I will say this much: The episode ends with … a special thanks to a certain Jewish studies professor.

    That would be Benjamin Schreier, the interim director of the Jewish studies program at Penn State and the husband of...

  • Salsa this Sunday: Alma Del Barrio: First Annual Salsa Fest

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 21, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    cristian on sunday oct 26

    Life is better when you dance, so come dance

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2014

    @ The Lawton Plaza, adjacent to LMU Library

    with four top LA Bands:

    Jose “Perico” Hernandez y Son de la Tierra

    Cal State LA Afro-Latin Ensemble

    The Echo Park Project Son Mayor

    FREE Lesson...

  • Melbourne radio host suspended for shouting ‘Sieg Heil’

    August 22, 2012 | 10:15 am

    A Melbourne radio host who claims Jewish descent was suspended for one month for shouting “Sieg Heil” three times at the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

    John Michael Howson, 76, a talk-back host on 3AW Radio, reacted angrily with the Nazi taunts after Assange’s...

  • He’s looked at clouds from both sides now…

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 7, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I listen to music all day, in my car, in my office, at the gym, while walking the dog or taking a hike. Most of what I listen to I don’t have to pay for; some of it I do. There are so many ways to discover new music or find old favorites that I thought it might be useful to create...

  • Howard Stern’s got talent?

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 11, 2011 | 10:36 am

    It’s been a big week for Howard Stern between chatting with ousted Oscars producer Brett Ratner and negotiating with NBC.

    Stern, the infamous radio jock, is in talks with NBC to become the next “America’s Got Talent” judge, replacing Piers Morgan.

    If he decides to join...

  • Norman Corwin, Bard of Broadcasting, dies at 101

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 20, 2011 | 1:10 am

    Norman Corwin, whose soaring plays gave luster to the golden age of radio in the 1930s and ‘40s, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 101.

    The son of a Jewish immigrant from London, he was born in Boston as Norman Lewis Corwin in a traditional Jewish home, but dropped...

  • Lisa & George

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 11, 2011 | 12:30 pm

    Hello Fellow Travelers!

    Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for coming to our travel events in Los Angeles! We appreciate all who tweeted about our events, shared an email, found us and even SHOWED up to one of our events! Thank you for creating a community! We loved having...

  • New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

    August 26, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

    The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East...

  • Andy Dick Lives Up to His Name

    By Ilana Angel

    August 18, 2011 | 7:51 pm

    I have never met Andy Dick and I am not familiar with his “career”, but I still feel completely comfortable saying that I think he is a complete and total asshole.  Seriously, this guy is a mess and the best thing he can do for his career is shut up. 

    Seeing as he has no...

  • Beck to address Knesset committee

    June 28, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Right-wing radio talk show host Glenn Beck will address a Knesset committee during an upcoming visit to Israel.

    Beck will discuss how to fight the delegitimization of Israel around the world during a July 11 meeting of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs...

  • ‘Delancey’ dramatizes Yiddish radio’s reality show

    June 21, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    In 2002, director/playwright Karen Sommers heard a story on National Public Radio about the Jewish American Board of Peace and Justice, a Jewish mediation court on the Lower East Side of New York that adjudicated disputes among community members between the late 1930s and 1956. The...

  • Australia’s only Jewish radio station closes

    June 14, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Melbourne’s only Jewish radio station has been forced to close.

    Lion FM, barely a year old, ceased broadcasting at midnight Monday following a decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority not to renew its radio license.

    “It is devastating news for our community...

  • Radio host threatens to oust Minn. lawmaker over invocation objections

    March 22, 2011 | 10:17 am

    A conservative radio host suggested that he would work to unseat a Minnesota state senator who opposed a pastor’s invocation in the statehouse for being nonsectarian.

    An invocation earlier this month by the Rev. Dennis Campbell, a conservative Baptist, mentioned Jesus Christ three...

  • Abbas denounces West Bank murders on Israel Radio

    March 14, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the killing of five members of a West Bank Jewish family “despicable,” “inhuman and immoral.”

    “A human being is not capable of something like that,” Abbas said in Arabic during an interview Monday morning on Israel Radio. His...

  • Rabbis urge Fox to sanction Beck for Nazi comments

    January 27, 2011 | 9:08 am

    A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for “his completely unacceptable attacks” on Holocaust survivor George Soros.

    In an ad that was scheduled to run in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal and in a letter to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch,...

  • Ira Glass: Why do we all like the storytellers?

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 29, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    “Everyone likes someone who is good at telling stories,” a friend once observed to me years ago.  Tonight with Ira Glass on stage, it seems to be true.

    It’s 6:20 PM, and Ira Glass is re-cutting the opening for our 7:00 PM show.  He’s on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall, about to...

  • Latino Radio Show Stirs Concern Over Views on Jews

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 18, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    On a Los Angeles FM radio talk show, the following aired recently:

    A caller identifying himself as Mohammed said, “I believe that so-called Israel should be annihilated totally, wiped off the map ... I hope that Iran has the gall to nuke and exterminate them so they go back to...

  • AUDIO: Norman Corwin, Radio Zionist—‘Tel Aviv’ (1944)

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 3:17 am

    It's 1944 and the Columbia Broadcasting System announcer gives time-checks in Eastern War Time. On Columbia Workshop, it's time for a half hour by Norman Corwin, the star hyphenate writer-director-producer of 30s and 40s radio drama. Corwin, says Wikipedia, 'was among the first...
  • AUDIO: Al Jolson stars as ‘The Jazz Singer’—Lux Radio Theatre 1947

    By The Web Guy

    July 6, 2008 | 5:06 pm

    From The Radio Hall of Fame:

    “Lux…presents Hollywood!”

    These words introduced broadcast radio’s biggest and most important dramatic program. For two decades, The Lux Radio Theatre presented radio versions of movie attractions, current or coming, while the biggest names in...

  • AUDIO: The Jewish Bob Dylan (June 15, 1972)

    June 24, 2008 | 10:32 pm

    Bernard Timberg analyzes the songs of Bob Dylan looking for Jewish themes and imagery. He identifies messianic longings in Quinn the Eskimo, references to Jewish burial practices in Masters of War, and finds significance in the fact that the initials of...

  • Crushing on Israel

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 8, 2008 | 4:47 pm

    JJLA Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman was featured today on 89.3 KPCC. In case you missed his segment about Israel during your drive to work this morning, here it is in its entirety:

    I love Israel.

      When I hear an American Jew say that, when I hear myself say that, I always stop to...

  • Two Robs worth listening to

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 6, 2008 | 4:31 pm

    Our esteemed chief, the Jewish Journal’s Rob Eshman, will be featured on KPCC 89.3 FM this Thursday, May 8 during the station’s day-long programming in honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary.

    His two-minute commentary on what Israel means to American Jews will air during Morning Edition...

  • 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...
  • Reality radio goes kosher

    By  Orit Arfa

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Reality in Israel can be tough, especially for very religious families. In many ultra-Orthodox (Charedi) communities, Torah study for men is more highly valued than work. As for the women, if they are not working to support their husband's learning or to add to their husband's...
  • KCRW’s annual Chanukah show lets the light go out

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Seymour, general manager since 1978 of KCRW-FM 89.9, is best known to many listeners for her annual Chanukah program, "Philosophers, Fiddlers & Fools," which will have its final airing on Dec. 15. But Seymour is not stepping down.

    "I'm not retiring," she says over the phone in...

  • Radio DJ Jimmy Kay brings folksy charm to folkie L.A

    By Karla S. Blume

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A radio DJ might not be your idea of an innovative storyteller, but who can't relate to the desire to inflict your own personal interests onto the greater Los Angeles listening public? DJ Jimmy Kay does just this every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to midnight on KKGO 1260AM, where he...
  • Radical right resents judges and juries

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The right-wing effort to defeat independent-minded judges has reached the usually peaceful second floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, home of the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

    The justices' office suite is a quiet place, insulated from the noise of...

  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
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