We've asked you to send in your thoughts about the show and really, anything else that's on your mind. Listener Barbara Fasiska sends this picture of Spillers Record Store in Wales, which is considered the world's oldest record store. The store is at risk of closing. Message from Barbara: I was listening to KPCC yesterday and heard the story about Spillers Records likely having to close after being in the same location since 1912. I thought I remembered taking a picture of an old record store when my husband and I were sightseeing in Cardiff, Wales with our daughter and her friend in March 2001. I found my photo album of our trip and, sure enough, there was the picture of Spillers Records. I thought you might like to see it.
On the day after the Trump Inauguration, we go live to Washington DC and downtown LA to talk with participants in the two planned marches ... We’ll watch "Hidden Figures" with a woman and her mom … who happens to have been a NASA contractor. ... We get another Do It Yourself film festival from critic Tim Cogshell. This one includes "Live Nude Girls," "Living Out Loud," and "The Quick and the Dead."
Lynne Westmore Bloom died last week. In 1966, her giant pink naked lady appeared over the Malibu Canyon tunnel, delighting many, and pissing off local officials. ... Sanden Totten, of science podcast Brains On, takes us to Joshua Tree and explains how its shrubs, animals, and Joshua Trees survive. ... The Formosa Café just closed, so we'll talk about its role as a creative shorthand for evoking the glamour of Old Hollywood. ... 8-Bit music, the sound of old school video games, is s now a genre for musicians who like its simplicity and the era it evokes. We’ll tell you about an 8-bit music festival happening this weekend in LA.
Marc Haefele considers "Breaking News" at the Getty Center, which shows how broken newsgathering has often been; In "Broke," KPCC's Rina Palta and Priska Neely look at California's growing homeless problem; Taylor Orci talks pastrami and deli menus with Norm Langer; and Gustavo Arellano tells hipster chefs to look away from Mexico for inspiration in 2017.
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