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50 Years since the dam collapse and the first woman marathoner - Off-Ramp for Dec. 14, 2013

Merry Lepper broke the rules and, in Culver City, became the first US woman to run a marathon. Shifting ground broke the Baldwin Hills dam; we talk with a woman who has never told her story before.

A Child's Christmas in Eastern Kentucky - Off-Ramp for December 7, 2013

David Dean Bottrell's Crafty Christmas, counting pools in LA, a man who hates Christmas songs, and Jonathan Gold on the impact of King Taco.


Be glad you're safe and dry! Shackleton and his men had it rough.

"Walking Out of History," John Rabe's documentary about Ernest Shackleton's remarkable Endurance expedition.

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Having a 'relatively painless' Thanksgiving - Off-Ramp for Nov. 23, 2013

Aja Brown's vision for Compton, CalTrans' houses, Matthew Bourne's "Sleeping Beauty," Dylan Brody's Thanksgiving, and Marv Gross' Thanksgivingkuh. Yes, we're possessive.

Remembering JFK & "Calvin and Hobbes" - Off-Ramp for November 16, 2013

New documentary "Dear Mr. Watterson" ... Roz Wyman remembers plotting a JFK fundraiser that had Sinatra singing on the diving board ... Mark Twain is getting much better at writing his memoirs

Janis Joplin has a piece of OUR heart, and a star on the Walk of Fame - Off-Ramp for Nov 9, 2013

Kris Kristofferson sings at Janis Joplin's star ... Agnes Varda at her new LACMA show ... the Hammer tries to show the arts can bring back a neighborhood ...