UPDATE: Eve and Rico got married and honeymooned in Europe, but we still like their piece from March 2010. You can window shop for most of the things you need for a wedding… but what about a honeymoon? Well Dinner Party Download co-host Rico Gagliano is getting married and he and his fiance Eve Troeh, a producer at Marketplace Money, have the answer: the LA Times Travel and adventure show. They found it at the LA Convention Center.
If you read the LA Times Monday morning perhaps you saw a nice profile on Jeffrey Hildreth, the man who's dug a nearly 1800 square foot hole underneath his Sierra Madre home. Eventually he wants to construct a wine bar and art gallery there, but he's run into some trouble with the city as of late. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson broke the story last month, and he joins John with the story's latest.
We talk with residents, eyewitnesses, about those dark days ... Journalist Joe Domanick tells us how decades of police brutality - including hundreds of police murders of blacks and Latinos - led to the LA Riots, and he assesses how far the LAPD has come ... How former Mayor James Hahn could have been Reginald Denny ... Why one yougn Latina who lived through the LA Riots is still happy to call South LA “home" ... and Peter Sagal tells Off-Ramp about his bizarre chance meeting with Chief Gates. And we hear in-depth from the man who was reluctantly at the center of the riots, the late Rodney King.
It’s an 8-foot chicken with the head of Big Boy, and it’s on San Fernando Road in Glassell Park … staring at you. We track down the artist. ... LA State Historic Park reopens this weekend; was it worth the 3-year wait? Maybe so ... We'll meet one of the people who brought Southwest Native Bird Singing creation stories back from the brink of extinction.
Ed Asner tells us what his autistic son and grandsons have taught him ... We to go Disney Hall and sample the sound during an actual concert from all the performers’ perspectives. Surprise: the people with the best seats … are in the audience. ... Meet Carol Downer of Eagle Rock, a pioneering abortion rights activist who championed a less invasive abortion procedure that could be performed at home, by the woman’s friends ... We hear a tribute to a man who had it made, and gave it all up: writer Roy Battocchio.
Local jazz legend Barbara Morrison celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, and gives a master class in scatting ... The band That Dog influenced bands like Weezer, so how come you haven't heard of them? That Dog's “Retreat From the Sun” turns 20 this year. ... We’ll ride the elevator with LA’s last elevator operator, Ruben Pardo ... and we’ll visit Wondercon with KPCC’s Mike Roe to talk with one of the guys who did special effects for “Logan.”
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