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Carren Jao

Carren Jao is a digital producer for KCET and PBS SoCal. She is responsible for developing editorial strategies and supporting content for KCET and PBS SoCal’s original productions, as well as digital projects.  She manages the development of articles and short videos for the Emmy award-winning arts and culture series Artbound, Southland Sessions, the James Beard-nominated food series The Migrant Kitchen, Lost LA and more. 

Previously, Carren has worked as a full-time freelance journalist. Her work has been published around the world, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Wired UK, Surface, Dwell and many others. She has also been nominated for best online journalist for her work covering the issues and communities of the Los Angeles River for KCET’s Confluence.

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Artbound

Animated Series 'City of Ghosts' Explores L.A.'s Rich Histories for Kids

Award-winning animator Elizabeth Ito explores L.A.'s rich, diverse history in a hybrid documentary and animated series, "City of Ghosts."
National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Poetry is Political: Amanda Gorman's America

“I am the daughter of Black writers who are descended from freedom fighters, who broke their chains and changed the world. They call me,” so goes the mantra of Amanda Gorman. Learn more about the nation's youngest inauguration poet and her politics.
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In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

An Episode Guide to ‘In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl’

Mark your calendars and see the Hollywood Bowl in a new light. Catch these never-before aired performances starting January 15.
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Artbound

An Episode Guide to Artbound Season 11

Join us as we discover the many ways that art is an essential part of the human experience on "Artbound." Tune in with this episode guide.
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Artbound

The Past That Resounds Today: A New Season of 'Artbound' Begins

This season, "Artbound" explores how communities have fought to survive, to stay resilient by creating the art forms, forums and spaces they need to band together as communities, combat erasure and unapologetically express themselves. 
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Fine Cut

Watch the Future of Filmmaking Unfold: An Episode Guide for 'Fine Cut' Season 21

Tune in Wednesdays at 10 p.m. PT to catch a glimpse of tomorrow's big names in filmmaking. Here's a guide to upcoming episodes.
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Southland Sessions

What It Took to Sky Type 80 Messages Across the Sky

“In Plain Sight" conscripted 80 artists and organizations to make visible the vast and invisible network of detention centers by writing messages in the sky.
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Southland Sessions

Two Dance Companies Team Up for a Free Dance Showcase Streaming Now

From June 23 to June 30, "Dance for L.A.: Off the Stage and Onto the Screen" is available to stream for free to a dance-loving audience.
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Lost LA

50 Years of L.A. Pride, The World’s First Permitted Gay Pride Parade, in Posters

The L.A. Pride Parade and Festival in West Hollywood is a fixture of Los Angeles life, but 50 years ago, it was at the center of a heated battle between the authorities and the LGBT community’s wish to be publicly gay. 
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Asian Americans

An Episode Guide to ‘Asian Americans’

Discover the story of Asian Americans through this five-part series spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation. Here's what to expect in each episode.
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