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DJ Sessions: Swing And Vintage Jazz

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:40pm

Rob Bamberger, longtime host of "Hot Jazz Saturday Night" on WAMU, brings us sounds from Jelly Roll Morton to Artie Shaw.

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Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:35pm

Smart entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at conference in Oxford.

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Obama Immigration Policy Up For Debate In Federal Court

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:33pm

The judges will hear arguments on whether President Obama can move forward with his executive actions on immigration.

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In 'True Story,' A Shamed Journalist Interviews A Fugitive Who Stole His Identity

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:17pm

In 2001, Michael Finkel was fired for making up a story. Then he learns that a suspected murderer is posing as him, so he gets to know him. The best word for the drama is "dumb," says David Edelstein.

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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:17pm

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Terry Gross. Originally broadcast June 30, 2014.

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All Songs Plus One: Our Record Store Day Must-Haves

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:15pm

This week's mini podcast offers a ten-minute preview of some of the must-have releases for Record Store Day.

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As Army Shrinks, Soldiers Forced To Return To Civilian Life

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:12pm

Many soldiers, including those who thought they would make a career in the military, are having a difficult time finding jobs.

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Video Of Apparent Chemical Attack In Syria Moves U.N. To Tears

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:06pm

The footage is said to show the unsuccessful attempts of doctors to revive three young children after a chlorine gas attack.

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Reflections On The 'Boys' Of Summer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:58am

The new baseball season is underway, and commentator Alva Noë, a first-time Little League coach, is struck by what Little League and the professional game share in common.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:34am

Sábado Gigante has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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Republicans Support Obama's Fast-Track Authority For Asian Trade Deal

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:33am

The support from Republicans puts the president in an awkward situation. Many Democrats say the deal would hurt American workers.

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Republican Candidates Flock To New Hampshire

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:25am

Almost all of the Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire this weekend for a leadership summit.

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Dams Pose Danger To Swimmers, Boaters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:20am

According to a report from Brigham Young University, 441 people have died in low-head dams across the country since the 1950s.

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Parents Of Martin Richard Ask For No Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:12am

The Richards say pursuing the death penalty "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."

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Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa Turns Deadly

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:09am

At least five people have been killed, immigrant-owned businesses have been attacked and thousands have sought refuge at temporary shelters. The government has condemned the violence.

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Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:06am

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

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Mercury Probe Set For Crash-Landing On April 30

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:04am

MESSENGER will plunge into the surface to create a new impact crater that scientists hope a later probe will be able to use as a benchmark to study weathering.

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Glynn Washington - "The Native Tongue"

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:37am

Snap Judgment Host Glynn Washington discovers he really is bilingual after all... Performed with Snap Live! "Drama Momma."

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Vijai Nathan - "Like A Virgin"

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:37am

Vijai discovers that once you lose your virginity, it's almost impossible to get it back. Almost. Performed with Snap Live! in Ann Arbor.

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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan - "Smart Like You"

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:37am

Dhaya's mom is having trouble with math... and it turns into a big story problem. Performed with Snap Live! in Ann Arbor.

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