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How The 'Modern Family Effect' Is Changing Public Opinion About Gay Rights

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:52pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans explains how Hollywood has changed the way Americans think about gay relationships.

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Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47pm

Film critic David Edelstein calls Terminator Genesys "strenuously witless" and "lousy." But, he adds, the loose and fun Magic Mike XXL is "anything but a typical machine-tooled sequel."

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Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47pm

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Your Favorite Musical Discoveries Of 2015 (So Far)

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:42pm

We've tallied your votes and compiled a playlist of your favorite new artists and songs from this year.

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Great White Sharks And The Thrill Of Unseen Nature

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:40pm

Unusual clusters of great white sharks are occurring just off a California beach where anthropologist Barbara J. King recently spent time, leading her to reflect on how much of nature is unseen by us.

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DJ Session: Sounds For The Holiday Weekend

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:40pm

KCRW's Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.

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Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:33pm

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:28pm

The Democratic candidate drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Race For 2016: Christie Enters Race, Clinton Raises $45 Million

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:20pm

We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR's Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan.

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Tunisians Call For Balanced Response To Terror Attack

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:11pm

Many want to make sure the government strengthens security without infringing on the democratic gains made in the Arab Spring.

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U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In June, But Wages Were Flat

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:06pm

Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:58am

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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Viking's Choice: toe, 'My Little Wish'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30am

Drummer Kashikura Takashi is capable of Questlove-level precision and soul one moment, and a cyclone of controlled chaos the next. Synapses fire in all directions in this ecstatic, noodly track.

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All Songs At 15: What Our First Webcast Got Right

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:26am

For Throwback Thursday this week, we look back at the show Robin Hilton called a "near disaster" and Bob Boilen remembers as an all-time favorite.

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Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:09am

Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.

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KCRW Presents: Bilal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:48am

The Philly-bred soul singer brings real pathos to the KCRW studio for a performance of "Satellites."

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:17am

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:03am

This reissue of Gilbert Hernandez' series starts out noir — a young man with amnesia and a mysterious lipstick trace — but quickly gets weird. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says it's full of "goofy joy."

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Top Stories: All Clear At Navy Yard; BP Claim Settlement

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:42am

Also: The Justice Department wants Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials; President Obama asks Congress to end the Cuba embargo; and there's been another shark attack in North Carolina.

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Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:27am

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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