Give til it hurts in a good way. Off-Ramp for November 10, 2012

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This week, to remind you of the happiness Off-Ramp has brought you in those seven months, we're posting some of our favorite stories.

Meet the new KPCC journalists, and learn their secrets

Listen to find out which reporter has pet jellyfish, which host sings Rasberry Beret on Karaoke night, and which staffer admits to liking the band Coldplay.

"The Death Group" helped hundreds of people die in peace

Cassandra Christenson had been nursing for 15 years before she realized she had a knack for helping the dying. It soon became a lifelong pursuit.
Kevin Ferguson with Richard Simmons

Kevin Ferguson sweats with Richard Simmons

In L.A., you can sweat to the oldies with Richard Simmons himself. That's what producer Kevin Ferguson did. He didn't bring a tutu, but he did bring a mic.
Ron Iseli

Suicide by train: A growing trend in SoCal

Even most police officers never shoot and kill. Yet one professional can expect death on the job: train conductors.
Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

It's USUALLY a sin to kill a mockingbird

Had this clip of film seen the light of day in the 1960s, it would have certainly changed the world's perception of Atticus Finch. Alas, I can't post the video, but the audio is priceless.

Carole Bayer Sager: songwriting and painting in changing times

Carole Bayer Sager says as her songs started to stack up, unsung, she turned to an old flirtation - painting - which has turned into a new love.
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