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Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' Gives TMM Producer Amazing Stage Presence

5 hours 1 min ago

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Bridget Armstrong shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

5 hours 7 min ago

Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.

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Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

5 hours 7 min ago

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.

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Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

5 hours 8 min ago

The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia. Host Michel Martin speaks with AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci about the news coming out of the conference.

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KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante

5 hours 21 min ago

Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group Little Joy. Watch him perform "Mana" at KCRW.

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How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore

5 hours 27 min ago

In the middle of a summer of sequels — from The Expendables 3 to 22 Jump Street — it seemed the right moment to have Bob Mondello look at the art of (Son of, Bride of) sequel titling (Part Deux).

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When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

5 hours 42 min ago

A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

5 hours 43 min ago

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

5 hours 53 min ago

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

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European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case

6 hours 17 min ago

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.

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U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

6 hours 24 min ago

The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.

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Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado

6 hours 38 min ago

Is this 2014 or 1348? The plague — yes, the infamous Black Death — was reported in China and Colorado. It's the same disease as the Middle Ages pandemic. Only now we know how to treat it.

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Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza

6 hours 41 min ago

More than a dozen people have been killed at the school used as a shelter in Beit Hanoun, according to Palestinian officials.

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Patriotic Language

7 hours 12 min ago

Why do we call them "French fries" even though they aren't French? When you're done pondering that question, you'll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.

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Fair-Weather Friends

7 hours 12 min ago

There's a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet's travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!

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Place That Band

7 hours 12 min ago

Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.

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The Most Unusual Tea Shop In The World

7 hours 12 min ago

At the Ask Me Another tea shop, we don't sell chai, but we do have tea that encourages faith and devotion: "loyal-tea." That's because all answers in this game sound like "tea." Share a cup with us!

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How To Succeed At Trivia

7 hours 12 min ago

Is listening to our show the secret to succeeding at trivia games? And how! In this quiz, the answers are common phrases and titles that begin with "how," such as How I Met Your Mother.

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Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English

7 hours 12 min ago

Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)

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Random Questions With: Andy Serkis

7 hours 12 min ago

The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.

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