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Off-Ramp for January 13, 2007

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Rabe: It's Cold Outside!

For warmth, we recommend sitting on your radio. This week: meet LA's most-famous homeless man, hear a synagogue reconnect with a black church, and hop into a restaurant time machine. -- John Rabe
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King in a Temple

A Los Angeles synagogue reconnects with an African-American church and unearths an old Martin Luther King Jr. speech to mark the occasion.
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Johnie's No More

Residents and fans react with furor over the illegal razing of Johnie's Broiler, an iconic drive-in in Downey.
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A Little Night Music

Meet Nathaniel Ayers, LA's most famous homeless man. He trained at Julliard before succumbing to mental illness.
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Eating in the City of Angels

Los Angeles Magazine unveils its first annual restaurant awards.
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Eating in 1984

The author of a 1984 Los Angeles restaurant guide tells us how the city's food scene has changed.

No Big Deal

George Takei, aka Sulu of "Star Trek," and John Rabe, aka John Rabe, talk about being a gay celeb (or semi-celebs, in John's case).

Apple Pared

The Call Sheet gang looks at Apple's new name, new phone and new TV devices.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC reporter Julie Small talks about the Governator and his State of the State Address.

Music Featured on Off-Ramp

Corinne Baily Rae: Put Your Records On from her self-titled release. Solomon Burke: Tomorrow Is Forever from his album Nashville

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