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Metropolis: 10/17/15

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:19pm

Guest host Raul Campos spins music by St. Germain, Claptone, Frankie Knuckles and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

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'Bridge Of Spies' Offers A Fresh, Measured Take On The Cold War

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:18pm

Tom Hanks plays an American attorney charged with defending a captured Soviet spy in Stephen Spielberg's latest film. Critic John Powers calls Bridge of Spies a "highly entertaining new thriller."

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'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of Their Transgender Child

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:15pm

When Kelly and Wayne Maines adopted identical twin boys in 1997, they didn't anticipate raising one of their sons as a daughter. They tell their story, with author Amy Ellis Nutt, in Becoming Nicole.

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Paolo Angeli: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:03pm

The Sardinian guitarist has a whole toy shop aboard his instrument, from hammers and pedals to springs and a couple of cell-phone ringers.

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War Of Words Escalates Between Amazon And The New York Times

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:58pm

In a blog post published Monday morning, the Seattle-based retailer says the Times' story about its tough workplace culture fails "Journalism 101."

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Donald Trump And Jeb Bush Debate 9/11. Who's Right?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:52pm

Bush is defending his brother's decisions, as Trump blames former President George W. Bush for failing to prevent the attacks.

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Pediatricians Say Absolutely No Drinking While Pregnant

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:51pm

Ten percent of pregnant women say they drink, even though doctors have spent decades saying that birth defects and developmental delays from alcohol can be prevented completely by abstaining.

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Making A Home In The Shadow of Confederate Symbols

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:41pm

Two new essays explore a subject we're fascinated with here at Code Switch — how people navigate public spaces awash in images they deplore in order to make community and belong.

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Jeb Bush Takes Latest Jab At Anti-Obesity Video Game

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:40pm

The federally-funded game features a preschooler who doesn’t like vegetables. It's meant to encourage kids to eat their greens.

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World Cafe Next: Ben Caplan

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:40pm

Hear two new songs from the stylistically freewheeling Canadian singer and bandleader.

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Listening In On Insect Communication

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:33pm

With the help of an evolutionary ecologist at Saint Louis University, we hear the unusual love songs of treehoppers.

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Former Marine Says Some Combat Roles Should Be Off-Limits To Women

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:20pm

As part of a series of conversations on women in combat, Iraq war veteran Chad Russell shares his perspective.

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Women Face Unique Retirement Concerns

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:11pm

A new study found that women have less retirement savings than men on average, and there are a number of reasons why.

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The Search Continues For A New House Speaker

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:06pm

With the House back in session, Republicans are continuing their search for a new speaker, still eyeing the reluctant Paul Ryan.

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Songs We Love: Jus Now Feat. Bunji Garlin & Ms. Dynamite, 'Cyah Help It'

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:03pm

The UK/Trinidad production duo enlists one of London's finest MCs and a soca superstar for a bashment banger.

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'Fanciful'? Meet Lawrence Lessig, The Candidate With A Single Issue

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:34am

Lessig is a passionate advocate for campaign finance reform. If he wins, he says he would pass the Citizen Equality Act of 2017 to provide voters with vouchers to fund the campaign of their choice.

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Survey: Half Of Food Workers Go To Work Sick Because They Have To

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:28am

Sick food workers who go to work say they can't afford to stay home or don't want to let their co-workers down, a survey finds. That puts consumers at risk of getting sick from contaminated food.

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Canadians Go To The Polls In Tight National Election

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:25am

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper could be ousted by liberal Justin Trudeau, son of the iconic late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Who Benefits from Less Segregated Schools? You Might Add White Kids To The List

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:54am

Our friends at NPR Ed take a look at the impact of integrated schools on white children.

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'Washington Post' Managing Editor Kevin Merida To Step Down

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:50am

After 22 years, Merida will leave for a job at ESPN as senior vice president and editor in chief of The Undefeated, a digital site that will explore the intersection of sports, race and culture.

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