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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:35pm

A big shift has occurred over the last few years. Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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KEXP Presents: Merchandise

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:33pm

"This song's about the bomb," frontman Carson Cox says of the Tampa rock band's "Little Killer," performed live in the studio.

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Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.

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Paramore Feat. Joy Williams, 'Hate To See Your Heart Break'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:10pm

Paramore's Hayley Williams collaborates for the first time with old friend Joy Williams (no relation), formerly of The Civil Wars, on this pleading ballad.

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Metropolis: 11/22/14

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:07pm

Hear a mini-mix from The 2 Bears, as well as new music by Klo., Urban Cone and more on this week's two-hour EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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Is The Blogosphere Self-Correcting?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:58pm

Some institutions, like science, seem to be self-correcting — we can harbor some hope that they'll converge on the truth. Commentator Tania Lombrozo isn't sure the blogosphere has similar virtues.

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World Cafe Next: Springtime Carnivore

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:55pm

Greta Morgan writes concise, breezy pop songs, each wrapped in a warm layer of psychedelic fuzz.

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:49pm

A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:43pm

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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Sylvan Esso On World Cafe

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:30pm

The duo performs three of its burbling electronic pop songs live in the studio.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:11pm

If you're giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:00pm

Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979's "We Live For Love," 1984's "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981's "Promises In The Dark."

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Ebola In Remote Liberia, Through The Eyes Of A Local Health Worker

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:55pm

Amid hopeful news from Liberia of dwindling numbers of Ebola cases, an outbreak of the disease started late last month in a remote part of the country. Health worker Lorenzo Dorr gives us an update.

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Colorado's Beer Boom Lacking In Local Hops

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:55pm

Some call Colorado's Front Range the "Napa Valley of beer." But unlike Napa, Colorado doesn't grow most of the key ingredients.

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The Buzz: From SNL's Take On Executive Action To Beyonce's New Video

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:50pm

We take a look at what's been trending on social media, including a one-handed NFL catch that's being called the greatest ever seen.

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Remembering Marion Barry

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:40pm

The former mayor of Washington, D.C. died early yesterday morning. Jacob Fenston of WAMU brought us this remembrance.

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:35pm

NPR's Marilyn Geewax says gas and food are cheaper, flights are still pricey and shopping is expected to be robust.

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UVA Students Respond To Article Detailing Rape Culture

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:20pm

The University of Virginia has suspended its fraternities, after a Rolling Stone article detailed a brutal gang rape.

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Ferguson Anxiously Awaits Grand Jury Decision On Police Shooting

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:10pm

USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor joins us from Ferguson to talk about how the city is preparing for the upcoming grand jury decision.

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Hagel Resigns And Iran Nuclear Deadline Is Extended

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:06pm

Jim Walsh, expert in international security at MIT’s Security Studies Program, joins us to discuss these two stories.

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