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Alt.Latino's Spring New Music Roundup

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:06pm

Hear what's new in the world of Latin music with 22 albums that run the gamut from roots to electronic, rock, hip-hop, jazz and folk — and all the things that fall in between.

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4 Indian Politicians To Stand Trial Over 1992 Mosque Destruction

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:05pm

It was one of the most incendiary episodes in India's modern history, with communal rioting that killed more than 2,000 people. Now, the Supreme Court has revived criminal conspiracy charges.

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Kemba's Harrowing Take On 'Greed'

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:00pm

In a new video for the song "Greed," the Bronx lyricist spits pensive rhymes about capitalism's winners and losers.

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Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:32pm

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home, starting with an Arizona organic farm.

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:32pm

For a new word to enter the dictionary, it must meet three criteria: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper explains the process in Word by Word.

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'Fargo' And Bill Nye Make Promising Returns To The Small Screen

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:32pm

A botched theft leads to murder in Fargo's third season, and Bill Nye offers up science for adults in his new Netflix series. TV critic David Bianculli reviews both.

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Remembering Sylvia Moy, Pioneering Motown Songwriter And Producer

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:25pm

You might not know her name, but you know her music: Moy co-wrote hits for Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Isley Brothers. She died Saturday at age 78.

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U.N. Condemns 'Grotesque Rape Chants' By Burundi Youth Militia

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:14pm

A top United Nations official said a video depicting the chants was part of a "campaign of fear and terror." The government says "influences outside the party" are responsible.

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Human Umbilical Cord Blood Helps Aging Mice Remember, Study Finds

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:03pm

Researchers found a protein in human umbilical cord plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people.

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Buildings, Noise-Rock Professionals, Offer A 'Mouth Gift'

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00pm

Buildings' noise-rock is like a burrito supreme sprayed across the windshield: gross, hilarious and awesome.

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Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:55am

The international sensation brings its multilingual, multi-genre repertoire back to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va.

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Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Dies By Apparent Suicide In Jail

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:52am

The former New England Patriots tight end was already serving a sentence of life without parole for a 2013 murder.

Malaysia Airlines Says It Will Use Satellites To Track Its Fleet

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:50am

Three years after MH Flight 370 disappeared from radar, Malaysia's national carrier says it will use satellites to track its planes at all times and that it will be the first airline to do so.

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Bill O'Reilly May Not Return To Fox News

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:44am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about the star anchor's fate at Fox News.

Great Plains Ranchers Rebuild After Massive Wildfires

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:40am

Bryan Thompson from Here & Now contributor Harvest Public Media visited Kansas cattle country to get a sense of the challenges ahead.

White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests, Arrests

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:39am

Spencer, a leader in the alt-right movement, addressed a crowd at Auburn University on Tuesday. The school had barred him from speaking, but a federal judge cleared the way on First Amendment grounds.

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Conservation Groups Seek Protection For Giraffes

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:33am

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, about threats to giraffes in the wild and captivity.

DJ Sessions: A Visit To Southern California

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:20am

KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Marion Hodges share a few new favorites, including music from the popular Coachella music festival.

A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:49am

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Re-Election

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:41am

Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican, says he will not seek any office in 2018 — tamping down speculation that he could challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch in a re-election bid.

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