Off-Ramp for November 4, 2006

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New Scents

John Rabe checks out the grand opening of the Annette Green Perfume Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted to fragrance. The museum is at the Fashion Institution of Design and Merchandising in downtown. The the namesake of the odiferous museum is the former president of the Fragrance Foundation.
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Free Laptop Bag Giveaway

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The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Used-To-Haves

With the mid-term election just days away, the New York Times' Charlie LeDuff talks about what his trip to Tennessee tells him about the voting public's mood.
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Alternate Route

Jeff Baugh, traffic reporter for KFWB. But what you don't know about him could fill a book. John Rabe reveals his secrets.

Breaking the Rules of the Road

Traffic reporter Jeff Baugh talks about how he changed the rules of traffic reporting.

Spiritual Marketplace

Botanicas are sort of spiritual convenience stores. They sell candles, beneficial herbs, sacred items, and services ... like fortune-telling and rituals. Botanica El Congo Manuel 5712 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038-3202 (323) 463-5736
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Some botanas, por favor

El Mercardito in East LA is part swap meet, part food court. And it's where you can find authentic Mexican treats. Queena Kim went for a tour with a group of foodies a few Sundays ago. El Mercardito 3425 East 1st St. East Los Angeles, CA 90063 (323) 268-3451
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The Everyday as Art

In an on-going series on OCMA's Biennial, John Rabe interviews Scoli Acosta.
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Give Me Some Lip

Marine biologist Milton Love gives insight into why people fear animals that are lipless.
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Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC Senior News Editor Nick Roman (right) and John Rabe (left) talk about safer surfaces on horse tracks.
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The Rules of the Game

Movie Critic Andy Klein's rules for puzzle movies.

Music on Today's Show

"Last Request" and "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
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