Coming Up: Happy 8th Birthday, Off-Ramp - August 9, 2014

The best of 8 years of Off-Ramp, including "The Ashes of Oakridge," the giant scissors of LA County, Carey McWilliams, and riding a motorbike with Susan Carpenter!

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Youth Radio's Natalia Brown decides to stop straightening her hair and be herself.
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Princess of Whales

Whales and dolphins are frolicking right now off the coast, and we have a front row seat.
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So You're a Marine Biologist?

Milton Love says that along with over eating and nation building marine biology is a national sport. But how to tell a real marine biologist from the riff-raff?
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Rocky Un-Robed

Alex Ben Block says the underdog back-story of the first Rocky movie is hooey.

Hit 'Em Where They Feel

Dr. Antronette Yancey of UCLA says public health professionals need to do more than just tell people cigarettes and fast food are bad for them.
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Future City

LA's top architects share their vision of Los Angeles in the way-off future. We're talking trees that grow into houses and bridges to Hawaii. (Sorry, no jet packs or heads in a jar.)
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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.