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Carnations, Coffee And Denim: A Look At Kenya's Top Ten Exports

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:41am

Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.

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Hilary Gardner On Song Travels

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:11am

While singing Tom Waits' "Drunk on the Moon," she evokes memories of another time and place.

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Corky Hale On Piano Jazz

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:51am

The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.

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Well-Off Baby Boomers Know How To Binge Drink, Too

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:39am

Think binge drinking, and college students downing cheap beer from red cups come into mind. But healthy affluent adults over 50 are more likely to drink dangerously than their peers.

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As A White Mom, Helping Her Multiracial Kids Feel At Home In Their Skin

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:15am

As more and more families resemble my own, more and more parents are going to have to figure out how to talk to their kids about what it means to be mixed race. Here's what I've learned so far.

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'Almost Another Dead Black Male': Remembering A Traffic Stop That Got Ugly

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:01am

In this StoryCorps video, Alex Landau, who is black, recalls what happened after cops pulled him over one night: blows to his face that took 45 stitches to close up, and a gun held to his head.

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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:00am

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Trainwreck' And 'Ant-Man'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:42am

This week brings two summer movies into our field of vision: an unconventional romantic comedy and a shrunken (in the good way) superhero adventure.

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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:37am

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.

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Thai Prosecutors Seek Indictments Against Scores Of Alleged Human Traffickers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:16am

Charges have been recommended for more than 100 people after the discovery of mass graves containing the remains of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Police Identify Louisiana Theater Shooter As 59-Year-Old 'Drifter'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:34am

Police say John Russel Houser unloaded at least 13 rounds inside the theater, killing two people and then himself. Police said they still don't understand Houser's motive.

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A Stitch in Time

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:20am

Arminda Palacios was the seamstress for the swankiest hotel in Buenos Aires for 20 years. But when the financial crisis hit, she lost her job, along with her purpose in life. But not for long...

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With All the Bright Lights On

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:20am

What happens when the machines start turning on you — but you're half-machine yourself? We've got answers in this radio play adapted from Delaney Nolan's original story, with all the bright lights on.

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Wait Until Dark

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:20am

Adam Linn went to the Louisiana Center for the Blind in search of life skills — but what he got was so much more.

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Color Inside the Lines

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:20am

Glynn learns a little about human nature when he tries to introduce some racial diversity into his dating circle.

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Top Stories: Health Insurer Merger; Obama On Gun Control

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:18am

Also: Defense Secretary Carter visits northern Iraq; a key freeway bridge reopens in California today after a washout; and singer Chris Brown can't leave the Philippines because of a fraud complaint.

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Drum Fill Friday Returns, For July 24

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:12am

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners is back with a new set of drum fills. See how many you can match to the right song.

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Anthem To Buy Cigna, Creating Largest Health Insurer By Enrollment

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:06am

The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.

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Songs We Love: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, 'Yo'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:03am

When mariachi musician Nato Cano died last year, the world lost a true cultural warrior. Hear a track from his posthumous album.

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Obama Says His Biggest Frustration Has Been Inability To Pass Gun Laws

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 6:48am

The president spoke about gun control just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater. Obama said he will keep trying to pass gun safety laws in his remaining 18 months in office.

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