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5 dads in Echo Park, Yacht Rock, and burger squash - Off-Ramp for July 5, 2014

Brando Skyhorse on his tortured Echo Park upbringing, band Harbor Party pays tribute to Yacht Rock, and Kevin and Russ cook the perfect hamburger

"Do the Right Thing" turns 25 - an Off-Ramp joint for June 28, 2014

RH Greene's appreciation of "Do the Right Thing," which changed the way we talk about race; Piero Selvaggio, who changed food in America; new NPR chief Jarl Mohn, who changed the face of US media.

Fudge! It's a darn good Off-Ramp for June 21, 2014

Exploring Southern California with John Rabe and Kevin Ferguson and the rest of Team Off-Ramp.

O. J. Simpson talks to Trojan football players about desire, dedication and talent. Photo dated: September 16, 1987.

The only good news out of OJ's slow speed chase - Off-Ramp for June 14, 2014

The CBS and NBC pilots chasing OJ 20 years ago are transgender; someone is killing the peacocks of Rolling Hills Estates; crowning the savior of the Wigwam Motel on Route 66.

New NPR President Jarl Mohn, with KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill and John Rabe, and NPR's David Folkenflik.

A river runs through Off-Ramp for June 7, 2014

A billion-dollar facelift for the LA River, Clipper Darrell weighs in, LA's "Big Parade," and Llyn Foulkes stars in a new doc, celebrating Disney's Golden Books.

Forgotten history, from Jelly Roll Morton to China Dolls - Off-Ramp for May 31, 2014

Jelly Roll Morton is buried ... in East LA? ... Two new books explore the Chinese-American nightclub scene ... Where wannabe WWE pro-wrestlers go to get noticed ... Orson Bean and the woman who bit his father's knee