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Lori Galarreta contributes to KPCC programs Take Two and The Frame.

Stories by Lori Galarreta

LA's loneliest public art piece gets a second chance

Do you know about the Triforium? You've probably seen it. It looks like three giant bedazzled wishbones propped up in front of City Hall.

Neil deGrasse Tyson encourages us all to stay curious

Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the heavens down to earth in his new book, by deconstructing intricate and complicated concepts for the laymen.

The psychology behind that popular new comic from 'The Oatmeal'

Seattle-based artist Matthew Inman challenges our relationship with facts in an irreverent new comic. We broke it down with a psychologist.

'There's no place like this in the heart of Los Angeles'

Get a sneak peek tour of the 32-acre green space in the middle of Los Angeles that's been 16 years in the making. The L.A. State Historic park opens on Earth day.

Stamps celebrating Latin American dishes are 'delicioso'

Get ready! Yummy Latin American dish staples such as ceviche, tamales, empanadas and flan are being immortalized on postage stamps.

Peak LA pairings: Crème brûlée doughnuts with fried chicken

Can pastries and poultry coexist? A new shop in DTLA thinks so. Take Two ventured there to see what kind of treats and tastes Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken has brought from Washington, D.C.

Is superhero publisher Marvel super out of touch?

Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel recently said that their numbers indicate diversity in comics has hurt sales. But those numbers are based on a flawed metric.

Here's how to protect yourself from sneaky phone call scams

You may have received a call in recent weeks where, after a delay, the person on the other end fumbles their headset and asks “Are you there?” Don't answer "Yes."

Compton library turns the tables with youth DJ course

The library is offering a free beginner's DJ course for young adults. Led by L.A. native DJ Lynée Denise, the course meets every Friday and runs through April 21.

Divided by deportation: A family's last chance to reunite

"I had to jump over those obstacles...if you don't help yourself, nobody is gonna help you," one woman's struggle to bring her parents back.

KPCC listeners reflect on what Lent means to them

In honor of Lent's halfway point, the 40-day religious period that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, listeners reflected on what it means to them.

New exhibit explores 'What does Asian American mean today'

The civil rights movement helped African Americans and Latinos shape new identities in the '60s. Now, one exhibit is shining a light on the Asian American movement.

Why do we continue to elect sheriffs instead of appointing them?

Some say elections keep sheriffs accountable to the public while others argue too much sway from public opinion is bad for law enforcement.

Aztecs' ancient language lives on in Santa Ana

Every Saturday, from the basement of a Santa Ana church, 61-year-old David Vazquez teaches the language of Nahuatl, historically known as Aztec.

The enduring attraction of the Nokia 3310

The iconic Nokia 3310 is fondly referred to as the indestructible phone with a battery that just wouldn't quit. Well, now it's back. Can it be successful?