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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.

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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:36pm

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41am

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Lowlands

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00am

From shipyards and farmlands to mills and mining villages, the Scottish Lowlands have been a hive of activity for centuries. Tour the musical landscape with Archie Fisher, Deaf Shepherd, and more.

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The Death of a Dictator

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

An Iraqi medical doctor was arrested and tortured by Saddam Hussein's regime. Then he got a call from the Americans saying, "We've got Saddam."

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Joshie and the Chocolate Factory - Live in Ann Arbor

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

The only thing standing between a boy and his chocolate dream is "Comrade Grannie." Josh Healey performs his story for Snap Live! at Ann Arbor's Power Center.

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Rifle Shot

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

A soldier fires the last shot from his rifle, and hears the consequences years later.

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The Higher Ups

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

Glynn is mired in a time warp of bureaucracy, and his escape route takes him right into conflict with the chain of command.

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Benny Green On Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am

The pianist brings his swinging style and musical sensitivity to tunes such as "What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Life?" and "You Make Me Feel So Young" in a 2003 session.

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Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:58am

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:03am

The storm, briefly classified a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.

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A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:45am

Democrats and pro-campaign finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gone Girl' And What Pop Culture Can Teach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:29am

On this week's show, we get around to a discussion (as unspoiled as practical) of the film adaptation of Gone Girl, and we talk about what we've learned from movies, books, and television.

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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:14am

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

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Koreas Exchange Fire; Kim Jong Un No-Show At Big Event

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:15am

There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the two countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.

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Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:32am

The French novelist may enjoy a vast audience in his own country, but for most English-only speakers, Modiano is still a mystery. Read a few profiles of the man — and excerpts of his actual writing.

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Did You Hear About The Horse That Walked Into A Police Station?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:24am

In Winsford, England, the police superintendent wrote, "We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest. The visitor "quickly became the mane event of the night shift."

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Police, Protesters Clash In St. Louis After Police Shooting

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:18am

The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.

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Scientific Memorabilia Up For Auction Later This Month

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:13am

One item up for bid is an old Apple 1 computer, which is expected to sell for more than $300,000. The auction features other treasures, such as a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles.

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