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Leonard Maltin on the Movies - Off-Ramp for December 3, 2011

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John Rabe on the street at Occupy LA raid

Off-Ramp host John Rabe reporting from Tuesday night's LAPD raid on the Occupy LA encampment on the lawn of City Hall.
Los Angeles Police Move In To Evict Occupy LA Encampment
Off-Ramp host John Rabe was kept out of the encampment after the LAPD raid started, but KPCC's Frank Stoltze was part of the media pool allowed to witness the arrests firsthand. John and Frank met across the street from City Hall Friday morning to recount what Frank saw.

Landry and Summers Occupy KPCC studio

Ever since Hans Summers voted against Shaun Landry's membership in his theater company, the two have been inseparable. For 25 years, the biracial LA-based couple has picked on society's most laughable indiscretions, its questionable political leaders, and its dubious inconsistencies. Their current show, "Whatever It Is, We're Against It," at Bang Comedy Theatre, moves the pair from improv into sketch comedy. They talked with KPCC's Steve Julian.

Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide, 1969-????

The face on the cover of "Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide" is a little older but the 43-year-old book series still retains its comfortable heft, in terms of weight and respectability.

Secrets under LA's 7th Street Bridge

Most of the bridges that cross the LA River are your standard single-deck bridge. They might be pretty to look at, but one of the bridges has a secret world beneath it, and there's a plan, at least, to open it up to the public.
Pasadena Fork in the Road
Right here in Pasadena, where Pasadena Avenue splits off into two streets there's a fork in the road. Literally. The guerilla art appeared at the intersection of Pasadena and St. John avenues in November of 2009. After being out of commission for over a year, the fork came back for good this past October.
A car in South Pasadena, crushed by a falling tree

South Pasadena residents survey wind storm damage

The city of South Pasadena was among the hardest hit communities during this week's wind storm. Trees were knocked down, cars crushed, closed schools. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, as of Thursday. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday morning to talk to residents, many were seeing storm's damage for the very first time.
Over 4,000 years ago, someone in China made the first mirror. We haven’t stopped looking at ourselves since. They’re so familiar, but they retain a mystery to this day, a mystery explored in a new exhibit at the Huntington of ancient Chinese bronze mirrors.

Did John Lennon predict his own death?

John Lennon was killed December 8, 1980. September 6, 1964, at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Lennon foreshadowed his death. This report by KPCC's John Rabe features exclusive sound from a news conference held between concerts and recorded by WT Rabe, John's father.

Race, relationships, and more - Off-Ramp at The Comedy Store

Brandon Christy hosts a night of comedy at The Comedy Store, featuring Fahim Anwar, Sarah Tiana, Michael Kosta, Freddy Lockhart, and Ian Edwards.

Off-Ramp music for December 3, 2011

What was that song you heard on this week's show? Luckily for you, we have a playlist below where you can listen and find out!

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