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World Cafe Next: Floating Action

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:31pm

Though he sometimes works with Jim James and Dan Auerbach, Floating Action's Seth Kaufmann saves much of his best material for himself. Hear and download two songs from his upcoming album.

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How Interactive TV Is Older Than TV Itself

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28pm

As technology gets more complex, TV producers aim to take advantage of it, such as relying on phoned-in votes from viewers. The interactive talent show, it turns out, predates TV itself.

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Spoon Wants Your Soul

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28pm

They Want My Soul is another fine Spoon album in a career that has now come to display a remarkable consistency

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Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:19pm

The state last month began requiring welfare applicants to detail their drug history. It's the latest attempt to find a constitutional way to deny assistance to people who use illegal drugs.

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Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Crab'z Sandwich

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:19pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It's the Crazy Crab'z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:04pm

Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her mom and her brother, who was an addict, helped inform her characters.

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Metropolis: 8/2/14

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:21pm

Hear the latest two-hour electronic dance music and house mix, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:16pm

The band features seven players with training in classical and jazz, as well as instruments such as violin, cello, upright bass, flute, trombone, drums, guitar and Liam McCormick's powerhouse voice.

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James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner and Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:09pm

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.

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Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:03pm

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention said it could break into air traffic control systems. This year a session will show how a passenger can hack a plane while in the air.

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Rock And Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:51pm

The ashes of disc jockey Alan Freed, who is widely credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," have been removed from display at the Rock Hall in Cleveland.

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Book Gives Fly-On-The-Wall Access To Nixon Presidency

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:50pm

The voice-activated recordings that Nixon had made between February 1971 and January 1973 are transcribed in "The Nixon Tapes."

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Peter O'Dowd's Cross-Country Road Trip

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's newest staffer discusses his 3,000-mile journey from KJZZ in Phoenix, and the characters he met along the way.

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United States And Africa Deepen Business Ties

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:35pm

U.S. business executives and leaders from over 50 countries are in Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

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Iraqi Leader Orders Air Support For Kurds Battling Extremists

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:35pm

Meanwhile, Kurdish forces are urging the U.S. to provide weapons in the fight against militants with the Islamic State.

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