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KLCS is best known for broadcasting interminable board meetings of L.A. Unified School District, which operates it. But the public broadcasting station has three additional, lesser-known channels — KLCS-2 with children's shows; KLCS-3 with lifestyle and cooking shows; and the crown jewel, KLCS-4, which broadcasts MHZ, a national, noncommercial aggregator of international newscasts and drama. The mostly 30-minute news shows include major news organizations in England, Germany, Japan, France, China and Russia, plus surprising finds from Ireland, Korea, Taiwan, India, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and more. It's an unmatched opportunity to gain different perspectives in a setting generally devoid of folks yelling at each other or their guests. An extra bonus each night are the international murder mysteries from Scandinavia, Germany, France, England and Italy. It may be up-channel and under-radar, but KLCS is something LAUSD does right. —Ann Haskins

1061 W. Temple St., dwntwn., 90012, (213) 241-4000, klcs.org.

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