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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.
 
A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.
 
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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The Supreme Court ruled this week that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a student from cheerleading over a vulgar social media post she made after she didn’t qualify for the varsity team. The court voted 8-1 in favor of Brandi Levy, who was a 14-year-old high school freshman when she expressed her disappointment over not making the va…
 
A sharply limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced Monday as they tried to save some of the spirit of the Games where even cheering has been banned. Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans, all of whom must be Japanese residents — for each Olympic venue, regardless of …
 
Construction has officially begun on LAX's long-awaited Airport Metro Connector Project, which connects Los Angeles International Airport with the Metro system. On Monday, the Metro held a groundbreaking ceremony commencing construction of the $898.6 million project. The Airport Metro Connector Project is slated to be completed by 2024 and will inc…
 
Today on AirTalk, LAPD Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly interview to discuss the latest in law enforcement. What is LA Sheriff Villanueva doing in Venice Beach? Chief Moore says city making sure homeless encampments don't return to Echo Park Lake New LA program to divert certain low-level arrestees away from jail and into treat…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis. Topics today include: Did California’s vaccine lottery boost vaccinations? Black Angelenos have highest COVID case and death rates 10% of world’s population is fully vaccinated, data shows Pandemic worsens …
 
Author Clint Smith traveled to some of the most charged places in America’s history, from the Monticello Plantation in Virginia to the Blandford Cemetery, where Confederate soldiers are buried, to gain a deeper understanding of America’s history with slavery and its relationship to this history. We sit down with Smith to discuss his new book, “How …
 
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib, who is entering his sixth NFL season and second with the Raiders, announced the news on Instagram, saying he wasn’t doing it for the attention but because he felt representation and visibility were important. “I just wanted to take a…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Shriner from Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Today’s topics include: U.S. hits 150 million people vaccinated Delta variant could dominate U.S. in weeks Scientists warn that COVID-19 may shrink parts of the brain Black Angelenos have hig…
 
One of iconic musician Joni Mitchell’s most beloved albums, “Blue,” has its 50th birthday this week. According to Ann Powers, NPR’s music critic, it’s an album that has continuously restored itself over the decades, offering new meanings to different listeners. Love, loss, place and loneliness, all themes of the album that resonate deeply and profo…
 
Ranked choice voting makes its debut in New York City's mayoral primary Tuesday in one of the most high-profile tests yet for a system gaining use in pockets across the U.S. The system is based on a simple premise: Democracy works better if people aren't forced to make an all-or-nothing choice with their vote. Rather than pick just one candidate, v…
 
One of iconic musician Joni Mitchell’s most beloved albums, “Blue,” has its 50th birthday this week. According to Ann Powers, NPR’s music critic, it’s an album that has continuously restored itself over the decades, offering new meanings to different listeners.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
Couples in the U.S. are racing to the altar in a vaccination-era wedding boom that has venues and other vendors in high demand. With restrictions on large gatherings loosening, wedding planners and others who make the magic happen said they’ve started pushing their bookings into late 2022 and early 2023. Also contributing to the rush are couples wh…
 
Last week, Californians felt the test of heat as the first heatwave of the summer enveloped over various countries. However, the rising temperatures haven't subsided just yet. On Thursday, California issued a state of emergency due to the excessive heat. The California ISO, which operates 80% of the state's electric grid, sent flex alerts over the …
 
The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead, the ruling will help determine whether schools decide to offer athletes tens of th…
 
After more than a year in quarantine, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Americans are wasting no time making summer travel plans. Flight and hotel bookings are going fast, rental cars are in short supply around the country, and popular outdoor attractions like National Parks are more crowded than usual this summer. Our very own Larry Mantle…
 
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: A pill to treat COVID-19? The U.S. is betting on it Wondering if the vaccine worked? Get the right test, at the right time US coronavirus infections this fall could reach 20 percent of last winter's…
 
Last week saw the release for the film “In The Heights,” a film that was hailed by many as a means to showcase the Latinx experience in Washington Heights, as well as represent the diversity found in that specific community. This all came to a head during an interview conducted by Afro-Cuban journalist Felice Leon, who had noted to “In The Heights”…
 
Last November, Los Angeles County voters passed Measure J, which required the county to set aside 10 percent of unrestricted county funds to social justice and diversion programs. But a proposed ruling from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel calls the measure unconstitutional in the way that it restricts county executives from The…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Timothy Brewer from UCLA. Topics today include: California loosens COVID-19 mask rules for vaccinated workers A pill to treat COVID-19? The U.S. is betting on it Mental health worsens for parents, other unpaid caregivers during COVID-1…
 
The joke about Sparks — if you’ve even heard of them — is that it’s the best British band to come out of America. That confusion is why Edgar Wright, the director of “Baby Driver” and “Shaun of the Dead,” wanted to make his first documentary about the group, headed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. Quite simply, Wright was tired of explaining who t…
 
Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It," at Laemmle’s theaters (Newhall, Town Center 5, NoHo 7, Claremont 5, Playhouse 7) and other select theaters "Le…
 
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