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Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder Of Sesame Workshop

7 hours 10 min ago

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Joan Ganz Cooney, co-founder of the popular children's programming company Sesame Workshop. Harris also speaks with Jonathan Cedar, co-founder of Biolite.

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Dzhokhar Tsnarnaev's Lawyers File Motion For New Trial

7 hours 12 min ago

Tsnarnaev's lawyers filed a preliminary motion Monday that will reportedly seek to overturn his conviction and his death sentence.

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Saun & Starr On World Cafe

7 hours 33 min ago

The former backup singers have teamed up with The Dap-Kings to release an album called Look Closer.

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KEXP Presents: Purity Ring

7 hours 43 min ago

The Edmonton band dazzles like a pair of gemstones, even in the jewel-box-sized KEXP studio.

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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

8 hours 12 min ago

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

8 hours 32 min ago

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

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Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Leaves Legacy Of Sound Bites

8 hours 36 min ago

Yanis Varoufakis railed against the terms imposed on Greece by its creditors and his negotiating partners. In his resignation letter, he said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride."

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Country's Kacey Musgraves Mixes Wit And Sincerity In 'Pageant Material'

8 hours 45 min ago

The 26-year-old singer focuses on cleverly constructed lyrics — instead of rebellion — in her new record. Critic Ken Tucker says the singer falls short of creating a "sustained great album."

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The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

8 hours 45 min ago

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.

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Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids: Dear Mr. Prime Minister

8 hours 54 min ago

A new podcast that features grown-ups reading things they wrote as kids.

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Cuba Is First To Earn WHO Seal For Ending Mother-Baby HIV Transmission

8 hours 58 min ago

The chances are now practically nil. How did Cuba do it? And how are other countries faring by comparison?

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Reforesting After Fracking: Working To Restore Pennsylvania's Drilled Land

9 hours 1 min ago

State regulators in Pennsylvania are working on a less-discussed, but no less serious, side effect of oil and gas development: forest fragmentation.

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Aetna Acquires Humana As Other Health Insurers Look to Merge

9 hours 6 min ago

Aetna, the fourth largest insurer in the U.S., bought its rival Humana for $37 billion. What does the merger mean for consumers?

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After Greek Vote, Markets Wake Up Jittery

9 hours 12 min ago

Stocks fell in Europe, and oil and commodities are also off as markets around the world are responding to the Greek vote.

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After Measles Outbreaks, Parents Shift Their Thinking On Vaccines

9 hours 28 min ago

The widely publicized measles outbreak linked to California theme parks appears to have made parents more confident about vaccine safety and benefits, a national poll finds.

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Metropolis: 7/4/15

9 hours 34 min ago

Guest host Raul Campos spins a two-hour EDM mix that includes new tracks by The Orb, Miguel Migs and Nero.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Tiny Desk Concert

9 hours 39 min ago

Best witnessed live, Stelling's music is steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

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A Look At What's Coming Up This Week In American Politics

9 hours 41 min ago

Where do nuclear talks with Iran stand and what legislation will Congress take up when they return from recess tomorrow?

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After The Vote Against Austerity, What's Next For Greece?

9 hours 45 min ago

After Sunday's overwhelming vote against austerity, Greece's future in Europe is in question.

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Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

9 hours 46 min ago

Summer and suspense fiction go together like the Fourth of July and firecrackers. Book critic Maureen Corrigan recommends four books that are deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.

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