Pacific Drift for July 2, 2006

This week on the show, beginnings and endings coming to you through three separate special stories. People say if you want to get to know Los Angeles, drive Sunset Boulevard. But Queena Kim says that Sunset tells us more about what the city used to be than what it is today. Ayala Ben-Yehuda travels a street that refuses to become iconic, and finds stories with one thing in common: a four-letter word Southern Californians seemingly do their best to ignore. Ben Adair traveled the disappearing road into the Mojave Desert, where he discovered faint imprints of life - legends of a feisty 95-year-old "desert rat," operas written by a middle-aged dancer, and singing American Indians.
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