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Hoda Kotb Named Co-Anchor Of 'Today' Show, Replacing Matt Lauer

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:53pm

Kotb has filled in for Lauer since he was fired in late November for inappropriate sexual behavior. Now it's official: Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are Today's first all-female anchor team.

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:49pm

This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.

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Home Cooking: The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition In Concert

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:46pm

It was in Philly where Jimmy Smith first took a church instrument and made it swing. Years later, the city's jazz community gathers to salute its many soulful pioneers of the Hammond B-3 organ.

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Akua Dixon At Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:43pm

The multi-talented cellist leads her string ensemble in concert from the African-American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring her two children on voice and drums.

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A David Murray Double Bill

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:23pm

The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.

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Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:20pm

"Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research," Joseph Jebelli says. His new book is The Pursuit of Memory.

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Commercial Airliners Had Their Safest Year Ever, Flight Trackers Say

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:17pm

There were no fatalities on commercial passenger jets anywhere in the world in 2017, according to two groups that track airplane crash data. Air travel has grown steadily safer in the past decades.

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From Hooch To Haute Cuisine: A Nearly Extinct Bootlegger's Corn Gets A Second Shot

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:06pm

Jimmy Red — the heirloom bootleg "whiskey" corn — was almost lost forever, until someone revived it. Now it's thriving and the darling of Southern chefs and distillers.

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Bedouine On World Cafe

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:17am

"Charming" is a word that gets tossed around a lot in describing her self-titled debut record — hear that in this live performance.

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De-Mining In Colombia: The Slow Process Of Clearing Away Land Mines

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:03am

Colombia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Now that a peace deal has been reached in that South American country, the tedious process of getting rid of land mines is underway.

In Sub-Zero Temperatures, Skiers Find 'Bliss' In The Frozen Woods

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:56am

It sounds miserable to spend a day with ice plastered to your face. But wilderness skier Helena Grant relishes being "beyond all the cares of the world."

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Extreme Cold Grips Much Of The U.S.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:37am

2018 is off to a frigid start. From Texas to the mid-Atlantic to the Ohio Valley, temperatures are significantly colder than average, with sometimes fatal consequences.

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Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow's Milk And Diabetes Risk

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:09am

Researchers found children fed formula with whole-milk proteins had no greater risk for developing Type 1 diabetes than those fed formula containing broken-down proteins.

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What Should We Expect From Trump In 2018?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:50am

The president is back in Washington, D.C., after spending the holidays in Palm Beach. What are the top items on his agenda for the new year? NPR's political editor has ideas on what to watch.

Clean Meat, Via Lab, Is On The Way

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:42am

Would you eat beef, chicken, even foie gras grown from animal cells in the lab? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at new food technologies.

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Logan Paul, YouTube Star, Apologizes As Critics Slam Video Showing Dead Body

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:41am

Before publishing footage from Japan's "suicide forest," Logan Paul said, "tomorrow's vlog will be the craziest and most real video I've ever uploaded."

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