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Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:19pm

An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.

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Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:13pm

The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.

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New Mix: Foals, Telekinesis, Julia Holter, Rodrigo Amarante, More

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:55pm

This week's All Songs podcast includes a British band, a Scandinavian band that sounds British, and an American band that sounds Scandinavian. Plus, some sonic surprises from Bob's new favorite app.

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Biden's Path: Time Is Not Exactly On His Side

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:54pm

History hasn't been kind to late presidential entrants. But with the vice president's name ID and position, his campaign could break the mold and challenge and sharpen Hillary Clinton.

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Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:52pm

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

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Listening Back To The News Coverage Of Hurricane Katrina

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:40pm

It's been 10 years since the storm devastated the Gulf Coast and killed more than 1,800 people.

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Accusations Of Racism After Book Club Is Kicked Off Train

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:33pm

The Napa Valley Wine Train says it removed the women for being too loud, but the women say it was because of their race.

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'Public Morals' — Or Lack Thereof — On Display In TNT's New Cop Show

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Set in New York City in the 1960s, Ed Burns' new 10-hour series features corrupt cops and gritty gangsters. Critic David Bianculli says Public Morals has the look and feel of a classic police drama.

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In Richard Price's Latest Novel, Haunted Cops And Cases They Couldn't Close

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.

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Living In America Without The Proper Papers

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:20pm

As part of our series this week on immigration, we talk with two women who are currently living in the U.S. illegally.

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Has The Arab Spring Arrived In Lebanon?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:12pm

Columnist Rami Khouri says protests over trash in Beirut are a mirror reflection of uprisings in other Arab countries.

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What China's Stock Market Crash Means For The Tech Industry

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:06pm

Investors have cautioned young startups that there could be changes coming – like valuing profits more than growth.

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At 99, National Park Service Still Facing Challenges

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:52am

We revisit our conversation with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about how the park service can continue to bring in visitors.

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Not Over 'Til It's Over: Runner's Early Celebration Costs Her The Bronze

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:43am

American distance runner Molly Huddle is the latest athlete to learn the hard way about premature victory celebrations.

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Why Your Doctor Won't Friend You On Facebook

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:35am

Public professional Facebook pages focused on medicine are catching on. But doctors aren't ready to share vacation photos and other more intimate details with their patients.

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Donald Trump's Evolution On Campaign Fundraising

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:54am

When billionaire developer Trump entered the presidential race two months ago, he drew a sharp line between other candidates – needy candidates, always trading favors for money – and himself.

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The Giant Foam Finger: Is Winning Everything?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:47am

On Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the recent controversy over an athlete's decision to return his children's participation trophies.

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Metropolis: 8/22/15

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:33am

Hear new tracks by Lion Babe, Gavin Turek and TOKiMONSTA, ODESZA and more in this week's EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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U.S. To Accept Up To 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:46am

More than 4 million Syrians have become homeless since civil war broke out in 2011. As of June, fewer than 1,000 had been admitted to the U.S.

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Songs We Love: Santiago Salazar, 'Mama Paz'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:15am

The L.A. producer crafts an ecstatic blend of classic Afro-Cuban rhythm and modern American techno kick, inspired by his mom.

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