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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.
 
On "The Awards Show Show" from Southern California Public Radio and Vulture.com, longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan track the movies, stories and trends of awards season. They'll let you in on insider gossip, talk with Oscar hopefuls and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for Hollywood's coveted awards.
 
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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Shaquille O’Neal has one, as does Serena Williams and former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. What exactly are SPACs, the investment trend that’s grown popular among the wealthiest Americans during the pandemic? SPACs— or special-purpose acquisition companies— are shells of companies whose purpose is to find a private company to buy and take public …
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with nurse and UCLA professor Kristen R Choi. Topics today include: CA officials say they’ll be reserving 40 percent of vaccines to areas that are hardest hit by COVID, to help address racial disparities LA’s winter COVID surge killed Latino and Black peo…
 
Last month, the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” reignited a cultural conversation about misogyny, the superstars’ treatment by a ruthless tabloid press and the complicity of all of us who consumed the story. We sit down with the director of the doc Samantha Stark as well as Vox writer Constance Grady to dive into the documentary and how it’s f…
 
Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after authorities said intelligence had uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again. The alert came two months after Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden's vict…
 
The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. Defense officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
LA journalists Jimmy Recinos and Samanta Helou Hernandez are hosting a new Zoom event series on East Hollywood, covering topics including gentrification, redlining and housing. The first event: “Past: Redlining, Internment, and Resilience,” taking place March 4, will explore inter-ethnic solidarity before and during World War II. The next, “Present…
 
In recent years, medical schools have been producing more doctors, but hospital residency programs— a crucial step doctors must take to become fully licensed in the states— can’t keep up. The result is that many young doctors are “chronically unmatched” and hold degrees that are effectively useless. Many residency programs use filters to sift throu…
 
The beating of Rodney King by police officers took place 30 years ago on this day, March 3, 1991. It wasn’t until several days later that the world saw the attack which was videotaped by a private citizen and brought the attention of the whole city to the hearing of the four officers involved. After three of the officers were cleared by a mostly wh…
 
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center. Topics today include: Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine doses to vaccinate all adults by the end of May C.D.C. says small, mask…
 
Early in the pandemic in Los Angeles, an elderly Korean woman who'd been verbally harassed and pelted with rocks in Koreatown went to her local police station to report the incident in her limited English. But as the woman later told community advocates, police opted not to take a report and provided no follow-up or referrals to organizations that …
 
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic (a year ago, sigh), some wondered whether a baby boom would be inevitable. But research is now showing that it may be a baby bust instead of a boom. Birth rates have declined across the country. Experts say, there’s no “perfect” time to have a baby. But it’s not hard to imagine why the current times may be t…
 
Today on AirTalk, we talk to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about the city's vaccination plan and with councilmember Curren Price about funding for a universal basic income pilot program. Also on the show, we answer your questions on CA's COVID-19 relief package; answer your COVID-19 questions; and more.By KPCC 89.3
 
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion COVID-19 relief package, which includes $600 direct payments to nearly six million low income Californians. If you're eligible for the money, you can expect it to arrive about two months after you file your state taxes.By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew worldwide outrage.…
 
Today on AirTalk, we discuss Gavin Newsom's deal with California legislators to reopen schools. Also on the show, we update you on the latest COVID-19 news and answer your questions; discuss the future of U.S.-Saudi relations following an intelligence report on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death; and more.…
 
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