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The Rules of the Game

Movie Critic Andy Klein's rules for puzzle movies.

Music on Today's Show

"Last Request" and "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
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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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Saul Levine

John Rabe talks with LA radio legend Saul Levine. He could sell K-Mozart, the commercial classical station, for somewhere around 200-million dollars, but he won't, because he believes in local radio.
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Baptism By Ire

Every Saturday, hundreds of Latino immigrants make the pilgrimage to Our Lady the Queen of the Angeles, Los Angeles' oldest mission Church, to get their babies baptized. For immigrants who are trying to keep their tradition while struggling to survive, the draw is simple. Unlike other churches, Our Lady doesn't require parents or godparents to take classes beforehand. All you do is sign up. To some, it's known as the McDonald's of Baptism. Abel Salas reports. Queena Kim produced this segment
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Motorcycle Writer

Susan Carpenter writes the new Throttle Jockey column for the LA Times, reviewing motorbikes every two weeks. Since John Rabe's mother would rise from the grave if he rode a motorbike, Susan let us wire her for sound. She takes us for a ride.
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Sketches of Pain

89-year old Dewey Ajioka has spent the last ten years sketching the homeless on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Off-Ramp producer Queena Kim talks with him and his models.
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Kinky in Los Angeles

Laurel Canyon was immortalized in the '60s as the home of legendary musicians like Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa. And now the Mexican band Kinky lives there, too. John Rabe interviews Kinky members Gilbert Cerezo and Ulises Lozano on the back patio of the bungalow where they worked on their newest album, Reina.
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Godzilla Released

No, not from captivity on Monster Island but on DVD, in his original, uncut form, as it was seen in Japan 52 years ago. Gojira, as it was originally called, is a whole other film, and worth another look. John Rabe talked with Godzilla expert Keith Aiken.

Godzilla v. LAPD

L.A. Police Chief Bill Bratton on what he'd do if he came face-to-face with Godzilla.