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Guest DJs: Doc Martin And Marques Wyatt

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:35pm

L.A. house-music pioneers Doc Martin and Marques Wyatt share a six-song mix on Metropolis.

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:13pm

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.

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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:07pm

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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Metropolis: 7/26/14

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:52pm

Hear this week's two-hour mix of EDM and house music, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:40pm

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

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Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:38pm

The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.

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Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:57pm

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç was expounding on what an ideal chaste woman should be. Women around the world reacted by taking pictures of themselves laughing.

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Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:54pm

One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem-drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on.

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DJ Sessions: Yesterday's Covers, From 'Hound Dog' To 'The Twist'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:50pm

Paul Ray of KUTX shares famous covers that people may not know are covers - along with the lesser-known original versions.

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Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:46pm

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had treated more than 100 Ebola patients before catching the virus himself last week.

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Argentina Scrambles To Avoid Default

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:35pm

An American judge has ordered Argentina to make debt payments of $1.5 billion to American creditors. But time is running out.

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Making Space For People Who Are Out Of the Spotlight

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:18pm

In her final "Can I Just Tell You?" essay for Tell Me More, host Michel Martin reflects on and expresses gratitude to the people who've made the biggest impression on her: the listeners.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mythography

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:17pm

Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration. This episode features Nuala Kennedy, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor and more.

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Older Poor Americans And Their Desperate Search For Work

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:12pm

Some who can't afford to retire turn to "workamping," living in an RV and finding work across the country.

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Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:12pm

Backlash to the company's move to break its app in two is costing it the users that loved Foursquare the most. "Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?" asked one user.

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Over 200,000 Gazans In U.N. Shelters As Fighting Continues

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:06pm

A strike on a United Nations refugee camp killed at least 20 Palestinians early this morning.

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Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:03pm

The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.

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Video: Girl Doesn't Want Baby Brother To Grow Up

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:55am

The video of 5-year-old Sadie weeping over the fact that her baby brother will grow up has been viewed more than 2 million times.

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Another Look At The Summer Of 1927 With Bill Bryson

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:50am

The book "One Summer: America, 1927" looks at the events of the summer of 1927 and how they reflected and shaped America.

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When Searching For Mentors, Look 'Beyond Race'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:49am

Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about the importance of mentoring in academia, especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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