KPCC expands coverage of arts and entertainment with launch of ‘The Frame’

KPCC expands its coverage of arts and entertainment starting Monday with the launch of a new radio program, The Frame, which will air weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 89.3 FM KPCC and other SCPR stations.

The Frame is hosted by John Horn, a longtime L.A. film writer and arts journalist.  It will be produced in association with Vulture.

“Los Angeles is the shop floor for the world’s creative economy,” said Bill Davis, president and chief executive officer of KPCC’s parent company Southern California Public Radio. “The Frame marks the beginning of a new effort to cover our region’s importance and the people, places and firms behind new work and new ideas.”

Production on The Frame began as a podcast in August, with a series of specials around the Telluride Film Festival. The program will continue to be released daily on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and other platforms.  You can also access audio and stories from The Frame on KPCC.org.

For Monday’s on-air debut, Horn interviewed writer and director Christopher Nolan, whose new movie “Interstellar” brought in $50 million at the box office.  Nolan said his attachment to the film — about the search for a new habitable planet — has deep roots in his own love of cinema:

The first “Star Wars” came out when I was 7 years old, and that made an absolutely indelible impression on me. When that succeeded so well, they re-released Kubrick’s “2001,” and my dad took me to see that film on one of the largest screens in London at that time, and I very strongly remember that experience of the vast imagery, and how it opened up another world, another set of worlds to you, as you sat there in the cinema. The potential of movies has always somehow gone back to that to me.

Later this week, The Frame will talk to Jon Stewart about his new film “Rosewater” and interview Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein about the Tony-award winning production of “Kinky Boots,” which is coming to the Pantages.

KPCC’s broadcast of All Things Considered will now begin at 4 p.m. daily. You can consult KPCC’s full daily broadcast schedule here.

Let us know what you think of The Frame! Comment below, or sound off on KPCC’s Facebook page or on Twitter (@KPCC or @TheFrame).