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Off-Ramp is a lively weekly look at Southern California through the eyes and ears of radio veteran John Rabe. News, arts, home, life... the show covers everything that makes life here exciting, enjoyable, and interesting. More Off-Ramp at kpcc.org.
 
A weekly thought-provoking conversation about the top topics and thorny issues around children of all ages. From the cloth vs disposable diaper debate to how to afford your kid's college tuition, we talk to people, parents and experts, hoping to rediscover the meaning of family in the modern age.
 
Patt Morrison – sometimes she kicks butt and takes names, and sometimes she just has a good time talking with her smart and engaging guests, from authors to actors to scientists and politicians and, once in a while, some first-class eccentrics. After all, it’s LA.
 
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When many people think about LGBTQ history in the United States, they cast their minds to New York City, where the history and mythologies around Stonewall and activist groups like ACT UP loom large. But Los Angeles has long been a hotbed for queer resistance and activism as well. A decade before Stonewall, gay and trans people warded off a police …
 
Salton Sea water levels continue to go down and that poses a number of problems for nearby communities and the organisms living in the water. A number of proposals being considered are focusing on the idea of importing seawater across the state’s desert to solve the problem. Environment reporter Mark Odalde’s new piece looks at the proposed plans. …
 
If you’re on Facebook, then you might be familiar with Buy Nothing groups. These are hyper local groups where neighbors can give away goods or services for free. And you’ll see all sorts of things on there: bikes, dog walking offers, used lamps and desks and even half-eaten cakes. The Buy Nothing Project was started in 2013 by two women from Washin…
 
Owning a peacock was once considered a status symbol, particularly around the turn of the twentieth century. Elias J, "Lucky" Baldwin, founder of Arcadia, imported several pairs of peafowl—known colloquially as peacocks—from India to his Santa Anita Ranchero in 1879. Since then, peafowl have roamed the streets of San Gabriel Valley and even Palos V…
 
We’ve talked a lot on AirTalk about how companies and employees are planning their returns to working in the office. Many employers are exploring the possibility of allowing workers to continue to work on a hybrid schedule where they’d come to the office on some days and work from home on others. But as these companies and workers grapple with that…
 
Working at an ice cream shop, a movie theater concession stand, up in a lifeguard tower— for many young people, seasonal work is a reality of an American summer. Summer jobs are a way young people save money for school, help their families out financially, or just make some extra cash to fund their summer plans. On the flip side, some employers rel…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. Today’s topics include: California COVID-19 reopening: Everything you need to know As California reopens, 6 things to know about COVID-19 California's reopening — what changes today? California reopening concerns on varian…
 
The attorney for two witnesses in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city says her clients’ testimony backs up allegations of inappropriate conduct by a longtime advisor to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. KPCC/LAist senior politics reporter broke the story on Tuesday afternoon. “My clients are whistleblowers… who saw time and time again that the all…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Kyle Stokes speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. And as California is set to reopen its economy, we talk to health reporter Jackie Fortiér about what to expect tomorrow. Topics today include…
 
While we've been fortunate to hear many stories of the resilience of businesses through the pandemic, sadly others have not been so lucky. From restaurants to gyms to movie theaters to retail shops and beyond, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who can't tell you one place they loved that had to close during the pandemic. In a recent photo essay…
 
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