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Theater LAndscape

LA Weekly theater critic Steven Leigh Morris talks with John about the theater scene.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC's Senior News Editor Nick Roman talks with John about the LAPD's reaction to the demonstrations at MacArthur Park.
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Steve Lopez

LA Times' Steve Lopez talks about his forthcoming book on Nathaniel Ayers, the homeless musician he befriended and coaxed into getting help.
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Susan Straight

Author Susan Straight on the charms of the Inland Empire and the dark attractions of LA Noir.
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Russ Parsons

LA Times food writer Russ Parsons, tells us how to find the freshest and tastiest fruits and vegetables. His new book is called How To Pick A Peach.
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Chris Abani

Nigerian author Chris Abani talks with John about his new book The Virgin of Flames.

Roving Reporter: Henry Winkler

KPCC's Patricia Nazario talks to the actor, producer and writer about his series of children's books Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever.

Roving Reporters: Authors@Google

Google is bringing notable figures like Hilary Rodham Clinton and New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell to perform readings on their campuses.

Roving Reporter: Spirituality Book Stand

KPCC's Patricia Nazario asks how the book The Secret by Rhonda Burns is sparking sales of books on spirituality.
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New Art

The Inland Empire is about to pass another cultural landmark. UC Riverside is going to graduate its first Masters of Fine Arts students. John Rabe checks out an exhibit of their work that's showing at the Sweeney Art Gallery in downtown Riverside.