"Mythbuster" & glass ceiling buster Kari Byron - Off-Ramp for July 12, 2014

Charlie Haden

RIP bassist, jazz great, teacher Charlie Haden

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to the Downtown L.A. theater for a rare performance of Haden's ensemble ... composed entirely of CalArts students.
John Rabe talks with Mike Sheehan, Off-Ramp's sketch artist, about what he can capture with his pen that can't be captured by the camera.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe, KPCC Chief Engineer Lance Harper's Tesla coil, and Mythbuster Kari Byron.
John Rabe talks with Mythbuster Kari Byron, who's in town to help open Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
MOBSTER BARBER 001
He was shoplifting from toy stores at 12, snatching purses at 15, and by the time he'd grown up he was robbing stores and dealing drugs.

Can you pass the Donald Sterling test? Hear KPCC staffers try their best

KPCC staffers try two of the mental tests doctors gave Clippers owner Donald Sterling as part of their examination into whether he has Alzheimer's Disease.
Marvel is tackling the universe with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. Writer Sam Humphries is the one who makes the unknown lead character a star in comics.

Miss the fireworks? A listener helps out.

A listener sends in a great recording of fireworks from his North Long Beach rooftop.
Siike Donnelly - 1

After suffering aneurysms, artist Siike Donnelly fights to remember how to draw

Multiple brain aneurysms have left Siike Donnelly with a fractured memory. The graphic novelist hopes to regain the memories he's lost--and his ability to draw.

The social worker who saved Taylor Orci from child abuse

"Sweetheart, this man wants to ask you some questions," my dad said as he knelt down and looked me in the eyes so intensely I thought I would shatter into pieces.
Christine Rush speaks during a consciousness raising session in Womanhouse.

Womanhouse: Hollywood's 'bad-dream house' of feminist art

In the Fall of 1971, CalArt's Feminist Art Program converted a run-down Hollywood mansion into an enormous and immersive feminist art exhibition.
Sophia Loren and 400 of her closest friends are in Napa next weekend for her 80th birthday. LA restauranteur Piero Selvaggio is cooking something special.
Vaka Burger
The L.A. Times' Russ Parsons says that while convivial and a summer favorite, the grill is too uneven and prone to flare-ups. Use a cast iron skillet or griddle.
Harbor Party, a yacht rock group, includes lead singer Landon Beard; Alex "Huntington Newport") Ellis, backing vocals; John Schroeder, guitar; Jack Kovacs, bass; Dan Reckard, keyboard & sax; Ben Rose and Sam Brawner, drums. Photographed at Rockwell in Los

LA band Harbor Party pays tribute to Yacht Rock

Landon Beard, Harbor Party's lead singer, says yacht rock (The Doobies and Eagles, Steely Dan) may seem fluffy, but the tunes are complex and surprisingly difficult to play.
Find an archived Episode: