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King in a Temple

A Los Angeles synagogue reconnects with an African-American church and unearths an old Martin Luther King Jr. speech to mark the occasion.
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Johnie's No More

Residents and fans react with furor over the illegal razing of Johnie's Broiler, an iconic drive-in in Downey.
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A Little Night Music

Meet Nathaniel Ayers, LA's most famous homeless man. He trained at Julliard before succumbing to mental illness.
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Eating in the City of Angels

Los Angeles Magazine unveils its first annual restaurant awards.
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Eating in 1984

The author of a 1984 Los Angeles restaurant guide tells us how the city's food scene has changed.
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Off-Ramp Makes Friends and Influences People

Dear Listeners, Remember Moises "Mighty Mo" Orozco, the 10-year-old boxing champ (Off-Ramp, 12-9-06)? Mighty Mo told me his dream was to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. It turns out somebody from the SoCal Committee for the Olympic Games was listening to Off-Ramp, too! The group is trying to bring the 2016 Olympics to LA, and asked Mighty Mo to be a spokesman. I'm thinking of it as a good omen for Mighty Mo ... and LA's chances. -John Rabe.
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Take a Hike

For this week's show, John hiked all the way up to the new, improved Griffith Observatory with Tom LaBonge. This was the 25th anniversary of the LA City Councilman's winter solstice sojourns to the landmark.
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How Great Thou Art

Queena Kim talks with photographer Siri Kaur who has a photograph showing at the LA Art Association's annual Open Show.
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Call Your Bookie

Hank Rosenfeld gives a literary comparison of Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day and Mitch Albom's For One More Day.
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The emerging bank of America

Queena Kim talks with Min Kim of Nara Bank, the first woman to become president of a Korean-American bank.