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Black Box

Our movie critic Andy Klein tells us what happens when one filmmaker tries to break open Hollywood’s sacred black-box: the ratings arm of the Motion Picture Association of America.
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Letters, etc...

One listener tells us how he was made to pay for the transgression of trying to enjoy a public beach in Malibu... And we architect Frank Gehry tells us how to get chesse off of Disney Hall.
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Stereo Pics

The response to the stereo viewer giveaway was overwhelming. Among some of the requests were teachers asking for viewers for their classroom. Joshua Greer from Real-D stepped in to make the purchase and spread the gospel of 3-D.

Reporter's Roundtable

Frank Stoltze updates us on the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission plan to present an award to a prominent Southern California Muslim. Steven Cuevas on an exhibit that challenges notions of "Chicano Art" and Susan Valot on the $200 million Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Music featured on today's show

"Requiem" by M. Ward from the new release "Post-War" "Chinese Translation" by M. Ward from the new release "Post-War"
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How To 3D

As part of the 3-D extravaganza, John Rabe shows you how to make your own 3-D photos.
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Beach Bums

Many owners of Malibu beach houses have been illegally keeping you and me off the beach. Before you head to the ocean this Labor Day, blogger Jenny Price tells you how to beat the Malibu beach bums, exercise your rights, and enjoy the beach at the same time. Jenny Price visits Broad Beach in Malibu, takes you to Lechuza State Beach and takes you to Escondido Beach.
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Baptism by Fire

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. The Church baptizes one hundred babies every two hours or more than three hundred babies every Saturday... 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. Baptism by Fire was produced by Queena Kim

Silverton Saves LA

Writer Laurie Winer tells us about baker Nancy Silverton's latest project: A new pizza restaurant. Winer says it may finally mean truly great pizza has come to Los Angeles.
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World 3-D Film Expo

Jeff Josephs talks about The Golden Age of 3-D films. Joseph runs a company called SabuCat, which maintains a huge library of movie trailers. He's also been collecting and preserving prints of 3-D movies, like House of Wax, Dial M For Murder and Robot Monster. The second World 3-D Film Expo, which starts Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, runs for ten days, features 35 feature films, and is guaranteed to lose money.