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Pronouncer

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.
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Harper Woods

Silvia Woods' Harp Center is a Glendale fixture. Woods is one of the nation's foremost writer's of harp instructional books.
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Holy Gifts

Rico Gagliano tells John Rabe about a homeless man who draws superpowers from the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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Holy Icons

You only have one more week to catch the Getty Center's transcendent exhibit of religious icons from a remote monastery.

Oscar Honors

Ennio Morricone, one of the most prolific film composers, is getting an Oscar this year. Here's a tape of Morricone playing live at the the Autry Museum last year.

Oscar Shorts

Commentator Andy Klein gives us his picks for the short film category.