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Endeavour's Legacy - Off-Ramp for October 12, 2012

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To celebrate its 75th anniversary, KPCC presents the original Orson Welles/Mercury Theatre broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” and a documentary featuring George Takei, Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek."
Endeavour - 2
It was one the most joyous long weekends in LA history. Shuttle Endeavour crawled from LAX to the California Science Center, as millions of us cheered. We mark the 1 year anniversary, and look at the center's plans for Endeavour.
The Cyrus Cylinder
KPCC's Kevin Ferguson went to the Getty Villa in Malibu, where the ancient Cyrus Cylinder is on display now through December.

A look at LA's comic book ban of 1948

Today, 'Crime' video games are violent enough to scare away plenty of parents, but back in the '40s, it was crime comic books that filled the violent media role.
Roz Wyman and former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley

Roz Wyman on bringing the Dodgers to LA in the '50s

Roz Wyman tells Off-Ramp why bringing a baseball team to LA was her first priority when she was elected to city council, and how hard it was to pluck the Dodgers from Brooklyn.
Med House Hecko

Help science find new species of geckos in your backyard

Natural History Museum curator Greg Pauly wants to know what's in your backyard. He's interested in geckos, and your own porch might be the home of a new species.

Dodger Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen help African orphans

Tired of bad news out of Dodger Stadium? You'll forget about Frank McCourt when you listen to Clayton and Ellen Kershaw talk about their experiences helping orphans in Africa.
"Artifex" was a wide-ranging, eye-opening, and sometimes profane discussion on Chicano art at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, led by Cheech Marin, with Susana Smith Bautista, and artists Einar & Jamex de la Torre, Shizu Saldamando, John Valadez, and Harry Gamboa Jr..

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