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Keystone-Mast Collection

KPCC's Steven Cuevas visits UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography, which is the home to tens of thousands of stereoscopic images from around the globe. Those pictures were snapped by photographers working for the Keystone View Company of Pennsylvania. They document life from the first half of the 20th century... and decades later, they deliver unmatched depth and clarity.
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Joshua Greer talks about his first love: 3-D photographs. Greer is the CEO of Real-D, a company that helped filmmakers make animated movie Monster House 3-D. It's an animated feature about little kids who learn why they shouldn't walk on the old man's lawn. Most theatres are showing it in the regular 2-D format, but some show it in 3-D.
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Monterey Magic

John talks with the curator of an exhibit from the Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, which is showing at the Laguna Art Museum. The artists rejected grandiose landscapes in favor of moody depictions of the rugged coast.

Reporter's Roundtable

John Rabe talks to Adolfo Guzman Lopez about the future of the LAUSD reform bill... Patricia Nazario looks ahead to the Labor Day Weekend marches... And Tamara Keith talks about legislative foolishness and the emissions bill.

Note from John Rabe

Check out the LA Times feature on Off-Ramp and nine other weekend radio shows! (Link below) So, now we've got two shows under our belt, and three more to go in our shakedown cruise before we go weekly in October. Look for new Off-Ramps September 2, 16, & 30. A special welcome to podcast listeners who found us on iTunes' "New & Notable" list. Thanks for visiting and listening. Send us an email! . - John

Do You Dare to Eat (or Preserve) a Peach?

LA is not a Wasteland. The group Fallen Fruit recently held a jam session in Echo Park, teaching people how to make preserves from fruit they own, as citizens of the Republic.
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Short Attention Span Theatre

G4 is the fastest growing TV network, largely because it recognizes the waning importance of TV. John Rabe tells us what young men watch before they become public radio listeners.
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The Home of the Homeless

89-year old Dewey Ajioka has spent the last ten years sketching the homeless on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Off-Ramp producer Queena Kim talks with him and his models.
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9 Movies in 9 Hours

The American Cinematheque celebrates the 80th birthday of filmmaker Roger Corman, known for his low-budget drive-in movies. Off-Ramp film critic Andy Klein says Corman's work was amusing in its lack of pretension.

Serf's Up

Paul Chihara, now a USC professor and movie music composer, reminisces about his first movie gig: working with Roger Corman on "Death Race 2000."