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Hand Washing

Doctor Paul Silka, chief of staff at Cedars Sinai, tells us about their hand washing campaign.

Getting a Flu Shot?

Welcome to flu season. The CDC and your local public health agencies say the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated, but among the general public, opinons are mixed, as Off-Ramp's Queena Kim found out.
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New Oboist in Town

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has a new principal oboist, 26-year-old Ariana Ghez. Queena Kim spoke to Ghez at a practice room in Disney Hall recently.
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Super Agent Man

Some people underplay their accomplishments. Other people exaggerate them. All Jerry Heller has to do is tell the truth. The 66-year-old Heller's spent his life on the business side of the music business, from bringing Elton John to America, to co-founding Ruthless Records with rapper Eazy E... The guy who helped bring you Your Song was also partly responsible for Cop Killer and Straight Outta Compton. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez spoke with Heller about his new memoir, Ruthless.
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Space Aliens and Sea Fish

Marine biologist Milton Love tells us how tracking fish helped him understand alien abductions.
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From Fallen Fruit to Jam

A few weeks ago, as the peaches ripened in Echo Park, the group Fallen Fruit held a jam session. They taught people how to make jam from fruit that grows on public property.
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OCMA Biennial

John continues conversations with new and emerging California artists with an interview with Binh Danh. Danh prints photos on plants.
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SoCal Visionary

Carey McWilliams defined southern California the way Newton defined physics. People credit his writings for sparking the Chicano movement, foreshadowing the film Chinatown, and inspiring Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers. Marc Haefele (a.k.a. "The Dean of City Hall") tells us about Carey McWilliams, California chronicler ahead of his time.

To DVD or not?

The Call Sheet team predicts how long before your entertainment equipment is obsolete.

Reporter's Roundtable

Ilsa Setziol says that factories are no longer the culprit when it comes to smog, we're the enemy and the AQMD is trying to do something about it. News editor Nick Roman tells us about racial tensions in Leimert Park.