Find an archived Episode:

Recently on Off-Ramp

Mercer 7588

Don't Be Koi

Love is in bloom! Hundreds of carp were spotted spawning in the LA River. John and KPCC environmental reporter Molly Peterson look for the spawning ground.
Mercer 7589

Sherlock Rock

Five thousand geologists have just wrapped up a convention in Long Beach. A few of those geologists are Sherlockians or serious fans of Sherlock Holmes. They call themselves The Practical But Limited Geologists and Peter Blau is their leader.
Mercer 7590

Shopping in the Rain

LA's busiest retail center is tucked into an alley in downtown LA's fashion district. On a nice day, Santee Alley is packed with shoppers. That's why LA Garment & Citizen Editor Jerry Sullivan chose a rainy day for his tour.
Mercer 7591

The Good and the Ugly

The Downtown Breakfast Club, a group of LA boosters, handed out its 27th annual Roses and Lemon awards. Roses are rewarded to notable downtown developments and lemons are for, well, the lemons.

Skinny Model Ban

Off-Ramp commentator Dr. Antronette Yancey says that promoting healthier-looking models isn't brain surgery. Yancey should know, she was once a runway model.

Remembering Bob Clark

Director Bob Clark died this week. He and his son were killed in a car accident, by an apparently drunk driver. Off-Ramp film critic Andy Klein says that Clark directed one of the best movies of all time and some of the worst.

Reporter's Roundtable

Senior New Editor Nick Roman talks about prison reform.
Mercer 7578

City Hall Tower

John Rabe breaks a few rules to climb the city's forbidden tower. John's guide, city hall's very own "Deep Throat."
Mercer 7579

Lucille Ball Remembered

In the 1970s, actor and writer Taylor Negron took a class from the First Lady of Comedy. Negron shares a side of the Funny Lady that few have seen.
Mercer 7580

El Pollo Chino

LA Times' food critic Russ Parsons takes you to a live chicken mart in Chinatown. The chickens are to eat.