Peter Gilstrap

Peter Gilstrap

Writer and radio producer

Guest

Peter Gilstrap is a writer, radio producer, screenwriter and former Zamboni driver living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on NPR, KCRW, KQED, KPCC, and in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Salon and Variety. He’s won two PRNDI awards. He plays bass and sings.

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Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research.

Appetite for destruction: The all-female demolition derby is a smash at Irwindale Speedway

Once a year, an all-female demolition derby at Irwindale Speedway offers a high-adrenaline night of destructive mayhem — all to benefit breast cancer research.

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People can rent the historic telescopes at LA’s Mt. Wilson Observatory for one night — complete with snacks and a guide — for $1,700.

Scoping out Mt. Wilson: Historic telescopes at LA’s observatory can be yours for the night

People can rent the historic telescopes at LA’s Mt. Wilson Observatory for one night — complete with snacks and a guide — for $1,700.

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