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Seahawk Cornerback's Baby Could Make A Touchdown During Super Bowl

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:54pm

As if the Super Bowl didn't have enough drama, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman's girlfriend is pregnant and expecting to give birth in the coming days.

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Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:53pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

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Music Review: Dengue Fever's 'Deepest Lake'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA's band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.

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Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?

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Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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The True Costs Of Community College

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:39pm

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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Samina

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:40pm

What would happen if we let our kids do whatever they want, whenever they want? Hana Baba, host of Crosscurrents, interviews author Samina Ali to learn about her complicated relationship with her son.

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Mushroom Madness

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:40pm

Journalist Hamilton Morris tells us the story of how one man's monomaniacal quest to become the world's greatest mycologist takes him down a path of intrigue, murder and mushrooms.

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James Judd at Snap Live! - "The Defense Rests"

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:40pm

Law student James Judd is not quite ready for prime time as an attorney. Until he meets his dream client. James performed his story live at the Ann Arbor Power Center.

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On the Fast Track

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:40pm

Glynn's high-school guidance counselor has a great way for him to save money on college tuition: Don't go to college.

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When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:24pm

The movie, one of five Academy Award nominees for best foreign language film this year, is about radical Islamists occupying the city in Mali. Remarkably, it's often on the verge of being a comedy.

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Fresh Air Remembers Long-Time New York TV And Radio Personality Joe Franklin

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:23pm

Franklin was a talk-show host for more than 40 years. Guests ranged from Elvis Presley, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. He died Jan. 24 at 88 years old. In 1988, Franklin talked with Terry Gross.

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:23pm

Kids can be magical and maddening. The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of raising a child.

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WATCH: Forget Crop Circles, This Farmer Is Making Art With His Cows

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:03pm

Derek Klingenberg in Kansas flew a drone equipped with a camera over his farm. Then he dropped feed in strategic places for a happy result.

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Rod McKuen, Mega-Selling Poet And Performer, Dies At 81

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:55pm

McKuen was an astonishingly successful and prolific force in popular culture, turning out hundreds of songs, poems and records.

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Cowboy Poets Gather At Annual Celebration

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:40pm

Cattle rancher Gaul Steiger comes from a long line of cowboy poets. We revisit our conversation with him.

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