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Joan Shelley On World Cafe

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:58pm

Hear the Louisville folk-pop singer perform songs from 2014's beautifully languid Electric Ursa.

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Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:58pm

Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.

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Does The Redskins' 'Free Speech' Claim Hold Water?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:58pm

The much-maligned N.F.L. team is suing the federal government for taking its trademark away. Thing is, they're probably right.

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Royal Thunder, 'Time Machine'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:52pm

With intertwining guitars and Mlny Parsonz's soulful vocal, the Atlanta hard-rock band draws power from nuance.

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4 Recipes For Beet Lovers

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:52pm

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for roasted beet salad, beet napoleons, beet hummus and more.

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Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:51pm

Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles said in a press conference Wednesday that the city began working to improve relations between police and the public before the release of the DOJ report.

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It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:43pm

Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.

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KCRW Presents: Dan Deacon

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:33pm

Deacon, known for his frenetic live sets, performs some of his most accessible material to date.

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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:24pm

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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Tall Tales & The Silver Lining, 'Something To Believe In'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:21pm

Los Angeles songwriter Trevor Beld Jimenez and his band smile their way through one of the sweetest songs we've heard in a while.

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Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:17pm

This week, Alt.Latino plays songs sung in indigenous Latin American languages: Mapuche, Tzotzil, Guarani, Quechua and Tz'utujil from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico.

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Why Is Milwaukee So Bad For Black People?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:59am

It might surprise you that Wisconsin schools hand out suspensions to black students at the highest rate in the country. If so, you've probably never lived in Milwaukee.

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All Songs At 15: Bon Iver And Our First Trip To Austin

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:55am

Hardly anyone had heard of Bon Iver when we booked him to play our South By Southwest day party in March 2008. But NPR Music was new to Austin, too.

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:55am

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, appealed after a judge issued the gag order in a criminal case involving ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:54am

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

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Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:58am

The Delta Airlines flight inbound from Atlanta slid off the runway and into fence on the side of the tarmac. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Michael Brown's Family Will File Civil Suit Over His Death

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:55am

The news comes one day after the Justice Department cleared Wilson in a civil rights probe — and delivered a scathing appraisal of the Ferguson Police Department.

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India Threatens BBC Over Decision To Air Rape Documentary In U.K.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:38am

The government, which has banned the Indian media from broadcasting India's Daughter or even showing clips from it pending an investigation, also ordered YouTube to take down the documentary.

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Planet Of Sound: The Long, Unmistakable Orbit Of Aphex Twin

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:28am

A flood of music — official and semi-secret, after years of silence — puts the career of the electronic musician Richard D. James, best known as Aphex Twin, into new and revealing perspective.

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'American Crime': An Ambitious And Inventive Drama With Miles To Go

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:57am

It's hard to predict where the complex American Crime might be headed, but it's led by terrific performances and it's tearing into some interesting issues.

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