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Off-Ramp for September 16, 2006

Segments From This Episode

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Hot or Not?

This week, Off-Ramp has acquired more of Arnold Schwarzenegger's hidden tapes. In the clip, the "Governor" crafts his Hot or Not policy.

Politicians, hot or not?

Off-Ramp finds another recording of the "Governor" in high-level meeting.

Off-Ramp, hot or not?

Larry Mantle is hot, John Rabe is...
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A Cultural Affair

UCLA's School of the Arts got a new building this week, with the ribbon-cutting of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center. Richard Meier, who designed the Getty, designed the new art school with Michael Palladino. It’s an eight floor building made of concrete, stainless steel, teak, and glass. The Broads put up almost half the cost of the 52-million dollar building. We asked Eli Broad: who’s his philanthropic model?
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Blue Period

Is the Getty exhibiting signs that it's emerging from its blue period? John Rabe goes to the other Meier building to report on the morale at the Getty.

The Fast Sandwich

Walk into Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica at lunchtime and your first instinct will be to walk right out. With more than 500 customers during its lunchtime rush, the lines are three to four-people deep. But stick around and you'll see that the line moves quickly and nobody makes it move quicker than Victorio C. who's been making sandwiches at Bay Cities for 34 years. Queena Kim went to visit the master of the fast sandwich. Bay Cities Deli 1517 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, Calif. 90401 310.395.8279

Carl Sigman

Songwriter Carl Sigman might be the most famous person you've never heard of but he wrote some of our most enduring songs. His son Mike Sigman shares some of his dad's songs and stories.
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Star Reporter

Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times reporter Charles Ornstein is best known for his reporting on King Drew Medical Center and organ transplant troubles. But Charlie has a secret, have you heard of the reality show Rock Star Super Nova?
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Black Box

Our movie critic Andy Klein tells us what happens when one filmmaker tries to break open Hollywood’s sacred black-box: the ratings arm of the Motion Picture Association of America.
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Letters, etc...

One listener tells us how he was made to pay for the transgression of trying to enjoy a public beach in Malibu... And we architect Frank Gehry tells us how to get chesse off of Disney Hall.
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Stereo Pics

The response to the stereo viewer giveaway was overwhelming. Among some of the requests were teachers asking for viewers for their classroom. Joshua Greer from Real-D stepped in to make the purchase and spread the gospel of 3-D.

Reporter's Roundtable

Frank Stoltze updates us on the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission plan to present an award to a prominent Southern California Muslim. Steven Cuevas on an exhibit that challenges notions of "Chicano Art" and Susan Valot on the $200 million Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Music featured on today's show

"Requiem" by M. Ward from the new release "Post-War" "Chinese Translation" by M. Ward from the new release "Post-War"

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