LA Observed on KCRW: Nerds and surfers in the blue sky metropolis

My commentary tonight on KCRW: with admirers still affected by the death of Steve Jobs, who made it cool to be a tech nerd, the line of California nerd-dom remains unbroken from Howard Hughes and hotrodders to the aerospace engineers who made surfing culture possible. The piece aired at 6:44 p.m. and is available online at

LA Observed video: Peter Westwick, co-curator of the Blue Sky Metropolis exhibit that opened Saturday at the Huntington Library, explains the connection between aerospace and surfing. He's writing a book on the history of surfing.

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