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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.
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Cheveux au natural

Youth Radio's Natalia Brown decides to stop straightening her hair and be herself.
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Beat It

KPCC's Frank Stoltze lets Off-Ramp shadow him to a news conference on Los Angeles crime stats with the mayor and police chief.
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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.