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The Not-So-Funny Pages

Animation critic Charles Solomon and John Rabe mourn the state of the funny pages.
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Mean Editor Teaches Block Journalism 101

Alex Ben Block tells a hard lesson he learned as a cub reporter at Forbes.

Father Daughter Art

Sonia and Frank Romero have their first show together. Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC's Senior News Editor Nick Roman talks about the downtown loft tour.

Living in LA

Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly gives his take on LA.


Listener calls to tell John how to speak Italian.
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My Story

This week, Off-Ramp focuses on holistic care in Southern California. First up, Saint Jude Medical Center in Fullerton is asking patients to fill out a personal profile that goes up on the wall of their room. John Rabe reports that the hospital is trying to treat patients more like people.
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The Whole Story

St. Jude's Dr. Norman Myers tells John Rabe that "My Story" is only one aspect of the hospital's push to offer a more holistic approach.

Tai Chi and Sleep

UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center is studying whether Tai Chi can help breast cancer survivors with insomnia.
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The Unsung Pelon

Kenny Lyon is an unlikely pioneer of Chicano Gangster Rap. He's not Chicano or a rapper. But from his studio apartment at the Gaylord, Lyon produces some of the biggest names in LA's Chicano Gangster Rap Scene.