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GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:39am

The automaker says it has ceased operations in Venezuela after its only plant there was confiscated by authorities. The seizure happened Wednesday, during mass protests against the president.

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Vegan Cookbooks Spill The Beans About Aquafaba, The Eggless Egg White

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:33am

The discovery that the liquid from canned beans can be whipped into an egg white substitute has taken the vegan world by storm. Now DIY recipes are being codified into cookbooks.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Aquafaba/Zsu Dever)

NBA Playoffs: Celtics Hit Trouble, Russell Westbrook Sets Record

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:33am

The 2017 NBA playoffs are underway. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti checks in on the drama so far with sports analyst Mike Pesca.

Mac DeMarco, 'On The Level' (Live)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:29am

The goofball festival favorite plays a song from his new album, This Old Dog, live for KCRW.

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'Lost Tapes' Documentary Looks Back On 25th Anniversary Of The LA Riots

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:20am

For six days in 1992, LA exploded with reports of deadly violence, looting and fires following the police beating of black motorist Rodney King.

'Deliverance' Denied: Release Of Posthumous Prince Record Stopped By Judge

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:14am

The release of posthumous music from Prince has been postponed after a hearing last night.

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Who's Who In France's Wild Presidential Election

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:14am

Entrenched politicians have been swept aside, and fringe candidates and untested newcomers have filled the void. Four front-runners lead the field of 11 in Sunday's first round of voting.

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How Bill O'Reilly Has Influenced American Politics

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Derek Thompson, senior editor for The Atlantic, about O'Reilly's legacy and his possible future.

Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:01am

Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too.

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What Country Spends The Most (And Least) On Health Care Per Person?

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:26am

A new report looks at data from 184 countries. And raises the question: Does more spending lead to better health outcomes?

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Songs We Love: Clarence Clarity, 'Fold 'Em'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:55am

The London producer dresses the golden age of the Easy-Bake boy band in a mishmash of contemporary electronic garb.

(Image credit: Depsey Thomas/Courtesy of the artist)

Yosemite Rangers Use Technology To Save Bears From Cars

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:22am

Speeding cars have become the biggest threat for bears in Yosemite. But rangers hope tracking tools, like the website where the public can track bears, will help keep both humans and bears safe.

(Image credit: Yosemite National Park via AP)

Top Stories: No Arkansas Executions Tonight; Trump On Taxes

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:14am

Also: President Trump will visit Asia in November; an astronaut and a cosmonaut blast off toward the International Space Station; and a drive-through marijuana shop opens in Colorado.

Tricot's 'Melon Soda' Is A Math-Rock Sugar Rush

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:00am

Call it math-pop, technical sugar-pop, J-punk, jazzy post-rock — whatever it is, the Kyoto-based Tricot makes sophisticated music that's as sweet and bubbly as soda.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

How Do You Bond With Mozart? Adopt A Starling

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:56am

Naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt took her research on Mozart to a whole new level when she invited a young starling into her home.

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A 420 Playlist To Spark Up Your Day

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:39am

Whether or not you partake, there's no denying Mary Jane shows up in a lot of music — and what better day to light up some of those songs than April 20?

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Court Rulings Block 2 Scheduled Executions Today In Arkansas

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:23am

Arkansas' attempt to carry out a spate of executions before the end of the month has so far been thwarted by a dizzying series of court decisions. The state is still preparing to execute the two men.

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For Earth Day, Learn About Local Science

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:13am

When anthropologist Barbara J. King went in search of science taking place near her home for Earth Day, she met a shark called Fred and otters named Moe and Molly.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Virginia Living Museum)

Roger Waters Reveals First Album In 24 Years: 'Is This The Life We Really Want?'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:01am

The former bassist and lyricist for Pink Floyd is set to release his first batch of all-new rock songs in almost 25 years. He says the album reflects an age of uncertainty and unrest.

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Georgia Election Takes National Stage

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:28am

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is supporting Democrat Jon Ossoff's congressional campaign in Georgia. His opponent Republican Karen Handel hopes Donald Trump will campaign for her.




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