Coming Up: Happy 8th Birthday, Off-Ramp - August 9, 2014

The best of 8 years of Off-Ramp, including "The Ashes of Oakridge," the giant scissors of LA County, Carey McWilliams, and riding a motorbike with Susan Carpenter!

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THE FIFTH BEATLE Graphic Novel Trailer
"The Fifth Beatle" is a lush graphic novel about Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles in a Liverpool basement. We talked to the writer about what Epstein's story means to him.
Jeffrey Kahane
Jeffrey Kahane says it's okay to applaud between movements of classical pieces if you're moved to. Which makes him a heretic, a rebel. Actually, it makes him a conservative.
L.A. Arboretum, Site #22

Artist Fritz Haeg's 'Wildflowering LA' blooms across the city

Artist Fritz Haeg chose 50 people to plant wildflower gardens throughout L.A. County. He wants to remind people of California's lost wildflower legacy.

What was the SR-71 pilot thinking as he prepared to eject? Paperwork

"Every time I look at that ejection seat, I think about the time I had my hand on that handle, ready to bail out. I figured, Iā€™m gonna be okay, but the paperwork is gonna be staggering."
Ben and Ellen Harper
Ben Harper, along with his mother Ellen, collaborated on "Childhood Home" ā€” 10 original songs that pay homage to the Claremont music scene they grew up in.
May 6, 2013: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti clowns at Pacific Standard Time LA/LA event in downtown LA, at which the Getty Foundation announced $5m in PST LA/LA research grants.
The first Pacific Standard Time was reportedly worth $280 million to the local economy; Mayor Garcetti hopes PST LA/LA will bring in even more.
SXSW Breakfast Taco
How do KPCC celebrities like Larry Mantle and Alex Cohen honor their family through food? What are some of their favorite dishes from mom?
Damian Kevitt Finish the Ride
Kevitt was hit and dragged underneath a car. The driver fled the scene. Kevitt lost a leg, but his story has called attention to hit and run collisions all over LA.
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