Open Call | KCET
KCET's "Open Call" series showcases Los Angeles' vibrant arts community with a series of performances from leading Southern California arts institutions and schools. Featured are The Colburn School Conservatory of Music and School of Performing Arts, as well as contributions from partners UCLA Live, USC, Los Angeles Ballet, Live @ The Ford, and Fine Cut. Hosted by internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, the weekly series includes full-length performances recorded live in theaters; company and artist profiles; and other unique works being performed across the Southland. Ms. Guzman, a Los Angeles native who has performed all over the world, sets the stage for viewers in each episode, contributing her unique insights into the evening's performance. She encourages directors, artists and other key players in the production to provide additional commentary that helps tell the story of the organization and what it is presenting, an advantage not usually available at live events.
As recently as a century ago, scientists doubted whether the universe extended beyond our own Milky Way — until astronomer Edwin Hubble, working with the world’s most powerful telescope discovered just how vast the universe is.KCET Original
Scientists and doctors are embracing alternative concepts that Indigenous peoples have practiced for thousands of years, by using medicinal plant knowledge that informed much our pharmacopeia.KCET Original
Explore the lasting impact of the Shindana Toy Company, created out of the need for community empowerment following the 1965 Watts uprising, whose ethnically correct black dolls forever changed the American doll industry.KCET Original
The environmental costs of timber extraction and damming have reached a tipping point in the North Coast region of California.KCET Original
As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.KCET Original