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It's All Swedish To Me

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:51am

In this game we honor the best cook in television history: The Swedish Chef from The Muppets. All the answers must be repeated three times in his signature accent and will rhyme with "bork-bork-bork!"

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Gail Simmons: A Top Chef's Duel

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:51am

Given Simmons' Top Chef judging cred, we ask her to turn her discerning palate toward taking down some trendy foods that have overstayed their welcome. She's still waiting for a good cake pop.

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Random Questions With: Gail Simmons

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:51am

The Top Chef judge knows a thing or two about food. But where does she stand on breakfast for dinner vs. leftovers for breakfast? In this game, competing foods battle it out for Simmons' approval.

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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:53am

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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Hong Kong Officials Call Off Talks With Student Activists

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:52am

The Chinese territory's chief secretary, Carrie Lam, says a call from pro-democracy forces to step up protests if concessions aren't made has undermined the dialogue.

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How To Experience Jazz Night In America

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:50am

Jazz is an exchange of sounds, rhythms and themes. Jazz Night in America allows listeners to be a part of the exchange with a seat in the front row of the performance & the middle of the conversation.

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'This Impromptu Dance': Geoffrey Holder's Son Tells One More Story

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:33am

Dancer, choreographer, director, actor and painter Geoffrey Holder died Sunday. His son, Leo, writes about the remarkable last night he spent with his father.

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Look At This: Portraits After Plastic Surgery

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:27am

Brazil recently surpassed the U.S. with the most cosmetic surgeries performed in the world. Seven Brazilian women explain what beauty means to them.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:13am

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:52am

The hospital declined to elaborate on details of Teresa Romero Ramos, 44, who was admitted earlier this week after apparently contracting the disease from a patient she was treating.

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KCRW Presents: Ty Segall

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:03am

With the aid of fellow guitar slayer Mikal Cronin, the prolific California rocker performs "Manipulator," the pull-no-punches title song from his seventh solo album.

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The Rest Of The Story: Paul Harvey, Conservative Talk Radio Pioneer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:50am

Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the standard-bearers of today's brash conservative radio, but they're descendants of a man who told stories more often than he raised his voice.

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