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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Message from John Rabe

Hello! This is Off-Ramp's first fundraiser. There's no better time, if you like our show, to endorse it with a contribution. It's important to Queena and me, to Off-Ramp, and to KPCC. Thanks for listening, and we hope, giving during the fall drive.
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