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Coyotes Fight Glendale Blight - Off-Ramp 9-17-11

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Reprieve for Glendale's coyote squatters

L.A. County now says euthanizing coyotes squatting in a burned-out house in north Glendale was never anything but the last resort. Better to let them be scared off, it says, when the house finally gets demolished. Off-Ramp host John Rabe speaks with county PIO Ken Pellman and Cathy Molloy, who lives next to the home.
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The last time residents of east Compton got a new library, Dwight Eisenhower was President. The Dodgers still played in Brooklyn. Thursday, LA County broke ground on a new branch. It brings back memories for KPCC's Washington correspondent Kitty Felde.
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New Getty exhibit examines Mexican Revolution's impact

Just last week the Getty opened its newest exhibit at Downtown L.A.'s Central Library. It's called "A Nation Emerges" and it examines the 100-year-old Mexican Revolution through photographs, posters and timelines. Off-Ramp toured the exhibit with Getty Curator Beth Guynn, who assembled the exhibition.
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UPDATE: "Drive" opens Friday, September 16. Here's the Off-Ramp interview with the man who wrote the novella the movie's based on. Translator of French obscurata, poet, sci-fi author and editor, bluegrass musician, noir novelist, musicologist, Friend of Haefele. James Sallis, writer for almost 50 years, is finally a bit famous because he wrote the novel "Drive," which the new Ryan Gosling movie is based on. In a special Off-Ramp podcast, KPCC's John Rabe talked with Sallis about his long career.
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Haefele on Mexican Revolution Exhibit

Off-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele writes: The two decades of strife and misery that are generally called the Mexican Revolution were really Mexico’s Great Civil War. Nearly a million people died in the glorious ghastly years from 1910 to 1929 —about one eighth of the population of what was, for its time, a large nation. The vivid Getty-donated show at the Downtown Main Library functions not only as visual history of the Revolution, but as a display of its resonance from the 1960s to today.

Marc Haefele's Mexican Revolution Recommendations

Marc writes, "Here are some classic, Post WW II non-Mexican movies about the Mexican Revolution. The list is by no means comprehensive..."
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Denise Hamilton does "Damage Control" in new novel

Eve Diamond is not dead, she's just taking a breather while author Denise Hamilton explores the world of PR firms that mop up messes (and the politicians who need them) in "Damage Control." Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with Hamilton about the new book.
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Eat:LA celebrates as Santa Monica Farmers Market turns 30

Every Wednesday morning for the last 30 years, the Santa Monica Farmer's Market has been a destination for chefs of all stripes: home cooks, the hungry in search of a snack, and celebrity chefs like Suzanne Goin (Lucques, AOC, Tavern). Eat:LA's Colleen Bates talked with Goin about the market and what it means to her.
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Calista Flockhart on new radio play role

LA Theatre Works kicks off its new season Thursday with a production Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. This production of the play stars Calista Flockhart as Nora. KPCC's Steve Julian talked with Flockhart about the new production, and about what it's like moving from the small screen to theater.

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