Fighting the Getty Fire; the science of scary; Sneakertopia

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Man One and Syndrome Studios, detail from "Sneakers Take Center Stage". Photo courtesy of Sneakertopia, Inc.

The Getty Fire has spread to hundreds of acres, with tens of thousands of people forced to evacuate. But the Getty Center, with its priceless collection of art and artifacts, was designed to withstand the flames. Plus, how safe is the fire retardant that air tankers are spraying onto the flames?

If you’re planning to dress up for Halloween, you may be thinking of those old spooky favorites: a mummy, a vampire, Frankenstein’s monster. But have you ever wondered about the origin stories of those scary creatures? You can find out at the Natural History Museum, in an exhibit called “Natural History of Horror.” 

And, sneaker culture has become a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone, but it’s also a celebration of design innovation. Sneakerhead and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez joins us for a tour of Sneakertopia, a new pop-up themed experience at HHLA. We also meet curator Justin Fredericks and artists Man One and Sophie Mazzaro.