Black widow spiders flee the city! Off-Ramp for April 26, 2014

Our black widow spiders v. their brown widow spiders. Sex on the radio with Mimi Pond, author of Over Easy, graphic novel. An old friend shows another side of Ruben Salazar.
GBR: Spider-Man 2 At Madame Tussauds - Photocall

No, no. Wrong spider, man. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Back to the Future

For the Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the future depends on saving the past. ModCom has saved LAX's Theme Restaurant and Hollywood's Cinerama Dome. Queena Kim caught up with ModCommers at their annual holiday party.
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Mirror, Mirror

Southern California held its breath after the selection of the new Rose Queen. Would she be cruel but fair, or a benevolent ruler? John Rabe finds out.
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The Making of a Queen

Writer Lewis MacAdams tells John Rabe about the selection process to become Rose Queen.

Rose Rustler

Roses can tell us about our history, so Rose Rustler Jerri Jennings goes to forgotten cemeteries, scales fences, or sometimes just knocks on doors in search of rare rose species. Produced by Queena Kim
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Edward Scissorhands

John Rabe talks with Matthew Bourne, creator of the dance theatre piece Edward Scissorhands, which has just a couple more performances at the Ahmanson Theatre.
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New Art

Queena Kim discovers new local artists to watch for in 2007, with the help of the Los Angeles Arts Association and Ann Philbin of the Hammer Museum.
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Sana Sana

Speaking of Resolutions, what about learning that second language? Spend five minutes with KPCC staffers as they teach you children's rhymes in Spanish, Polish, German, Armenian, and Korean.


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Call Sheet

The Call Sheet gang looks ahead to 2007.
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A Christmas Carol Redux

This week on Off-Ramp, we take a new look at A Christmas Carol. You'll hear the whole Dickens story (from an old Lionel Barrymore radio production), plus interviews with Dickens' great great grandson and a Dickens expert, and three new plays written in reaction to the original.