Easter eggs, Byzantium, and the Mustang. Off-Ramp for April 19, 2014

Celebrate the 50th birthday of the sexy, muscular Mustang; remember the mix-tape you made for your high school sweetheart; come to a rare Getty doubleheader; and look for Easter eggs in animated movies.

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Metergate: Part I

Along with traffic jams, dealing with broken parking meters is a universal experience in Los Angeles. LA Times reporter Steve Hyman looks for broken meters with Queena Kim. Hyman broke "Metergate" or the story of how the city is dealing - or not dealing - with broken meters.

Metergate: Part II

The parking meter flashes, "FAILED" and you think: Free Parking! Steve Hymon sets Queena straight on that misguided notion.

Metergate: Part III

Steve Hymon on what happens when you try to fight a parking ticket?
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The View of Us Guys

On the off-chance that Barbara Walter's The View tanks, John and Marketplace's Rico Gagliano and Stephen Hoffman are ready to take up the slack. Their first guest: The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff whose newest book Us Guys will be in stores next week. LeDuff will read from Us Guys at Hollywood's Book Soup on February, 15, 2007
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Wither Jane?

John talks with actress Jane Withers about her long and varied career... as a child radio host, to acting opposite Shirley Temple, to playing "Josephine the Plumber" on TV for 21 years.
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Ron Schafer of the State Park Service and the Baldwin Hills Conservancy talks to John on top of a new 60-acre park that's under construction in Baldwin Hills.
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Paine in the Neck

John talks with actor Ralph Lister about why America needs to know about Thomas Paine.
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To Protect and Surf

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