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Journalism's Gold

Longtime LA food-writer Jonathan Gold wins the Pulitzer Prize. He talks with John about his passion for good food.
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Would You Eat Granny?

Off-Ramp commentator and marine biologist Milton Love says if you eat old fish, there may be no fish. (And he's not talking about the fish that's been sitting in your refrigerator.)
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House of the Future

John Rabe meets up with Off-Ramp architecture critic Sam Hall Kaplan at "Open House," an exhibit at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design that imagines the future of the house.

Moscow Cats

A circus, of house cats? John Rabe investigates.

Rio De Los Angeles

KPCC's Molly Peterson talks with John about Rio De Los Angeles (a.k.a. Taylor Yard). It's a converted railroad yard in the Cyprus Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Graffiti Vandal

In 1988, a Chicano teenager, who goes by the nom-de-aerosal "Toomer" started a tagging crew called "T-K-O." KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez met up with Toomer and his crew as they painted a mural in South Central LA.

Graffiti Removal

Queena Kim spent a morning with the Boyle Heights graffiti removal crew. The crew removes over 250,000 square feet of graffiti every month.

Drawing the Thin Blue Line

Youth Justice Coalition is an organization that fights inequalities in LA County's juvenile justice system. YJC says that the police are increasingly stopping youths who simply look like taggers. In one case, the possession a Sharpie landed a YJC member in county jail.
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The Beetle Is Big

To mark the Unique Little Car Show in West Covina, John goes for a ride in a Nash Metropolitan and discovers high M-P-G cars are nothing new.
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The Train Shop that Couldn't

John goes to Culver City to visit the world's biggest train store in its final days. Rising rents and the Internet are leading Allied Model Trains to downsize.