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Wallace Neff was a “starchitect.” He designed houses for the wealthiest tycoons and biggest Hollywood stars of the 30′s 40′s and 50′s, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Groucho Marx.
But Wallace Neff didn’t live in a mansion himself. He lived in a 1,000 square-foot bubble made of concrete. And he believed that this simple dome was one of his greatest architectural achievements. He called it the Bubble House.
Does true altruism exist? Here are three stories that say yea, nay, and just maybe…
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On today’s episode, two stories about fathers lost and found. Christopher Johnson tracks down his estranged father and finds a man eager to remedy one of his biggest mistakes. Then, Zak Rosen recounts the tale of an immigrant looking for a father he never knew. He uses the skills he learned from his mentors to change his life and help others.
Independent producer Christopher Johnson tells how he tracked down his father …
A new L.A.-based play called “Unmoderated,” which uses comments as the raw material for drama and comedy on the stage.
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Talk to a musician, a record collector, or a fan of East LA music of the 50s and 60s, and before long they’ll bring up Little Julian Herrera. He’s a mysterious and legendary part of East LA’s musical history. He was the first Chicano R&B heartthrob, until one day he just disappeared. Some say he’s still alive out there somewhere, and they’re looking for him.
Are you a California resident expecting a new baby? Congratulations! Now start planning… it pays to know your benefits.
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After a controversial restoration, the Malibu Lagoon recently re-opened. Now environmentalists are shifting focus to the Ballona Wetlands. Independent producer Jody Becker has more:
When Tom O’Key discovered a bobcat trap in his property, near Joshua Tree National Park, he assumed it had something to do with wildlife research. What he discovered set off a chain of events that has Joshua Tree residents in an uproar.
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“I think of Vietnam almost every day. I don’t know exactly what it is that triggers it… but it may be something that I may see walking down the street, a feeling, a smell, a sight… Maybe it’s because at that time, being a 19-year-old kid, that Vietnam was the biggest event that had happened to my life.”
This week on UnFictional… a man delves into his grandparent’s history as massively popular mind readers on the radio.
In this story from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Jesse Cox’s grandparents were radio entertainers known as “The Piddington’s” on BBC radio in the 1950s. Their broadcasts consisted of elaborately staged demonstrations of telepathy. Jesse’s grandmother Lesley would perform amazing feats of mind reading while sequestered aboard an …