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Watch Hazel English Perform 'More Like You' Live For KCRW

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00pm

In a live session, the Bay Area artist performs this jangly dream-pop song from her forthcoming release.

(Image credit: Brian Feinzimer/KCRW)

Undocumented Family Prepares For New Administration

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:52am

Since the presidential election, the need for an "emergency plan" has become more of a reality for many undocumented immigrants.

The Pros And Cons Of Presidential Term Limits

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:40am

President Barack Obama said he thought he could have been elected to a third term. But of course, he couldn't even seek one.

Super Bowl Matchup To Be Decided Sunday

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:33am

It's down to the final four in the NFL playoffs, and the teams that will play in Super Bowl 51 will decided this weekend.

New York Pastor Set To Hold Post-Inaugural Healing Service

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:27am

The Rev. Dwight Wolter has asked his congregants to take a moment to write a brief "letter to America" to be read at the service.

Mississippi Senator Looks Ahead To The Trump Presidency

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:24am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sen. Roger Wicker about Friday's celebration, and what he hopes to achieve in the weeks ahead.

Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:10am

A controversial idea falls by the wayside, for now, involving how schools can use federal money for low-income students.

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Athlete-Turned-Trucker Works To Improve Truckers' Health

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:08am

Once an elite swimmer and a Yale grad, Siphiwe Baleka now coaches 3,000 fellow truckers on the best ways to work out, eat right and stay connected on the road. Drivers say his wellness plan works.

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Thinking About Going To A Rally? Read This Activist's Advice First

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:49am

Duncan Green, a 35-year veteran of social justice and the author of a new book called 'How Change Happens,' says the real work happens after a protest.

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The First Gorillaz Song In 5 Years Features Benjamin Clementine

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:33am

Clementine sings the woozy "Hallelujah Money" in a golden elevator as images of old-school cartoons and KKK members flash behind him.

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Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Profiting Off Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:29am

Steven Mnuchin, who ran a company that failed because of bad home loans, argued before the Senate Finance Committee that his actions saved thousands of jobs.

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Songs We Love: Becca Stevens, 'Queen Mab'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:00am

With lyrics lifted from Mercutio's speech in Romeo And Juliet, Stevens tangles beauty with terror in a way that would give Shakespeare the shivers.

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U.S. Stealth Bombers Strike ISIS Training Camps In Libya

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:50am

The Pentagon said the ISIS training camps housed fighters who had escaped their former stronghold in Sirte, on Libya's central coast. Officials believe dozens of people were killed.

(Image credit: Manu Brabo/AP)

Top Stories: Italian Avalanche; New Threats Against U.S. Jewish Centers

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:42am

Also: U.S. bombers strike ISIS targets in Libya; former First Lady Barbara Bush is hospitalized; and it was -59 degrees in central Alaska this week.

Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Aiding Attack

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:30am

Noor Salman was arrested earlier this week and charged with providing material support to a terrorist and obstruction of justice. Her husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people at the Pulse club in June.

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Wave Of Bomb Threats Targets Jewish Centers, Again

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:26am

Twenty-seven Jewish community centers reported receiving bomb threats Wednesday, and 16 received threats Jan. 9. No bombs were found, and the FBI is investigating the source of the threatening calls.

Avalanche Buries Italian Ski Resort; Rescue Operations Underway

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:49am

About 30 people are missing in the Abruzzo region of Italy after an avalanche, apparently triggered by earthquakes Wednesday, covered a three-story mountain hotel in snow.

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LA Real Estate Listing Is The Most Expensive In The Country

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:21am

The house in Los Angeles has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a bowling alley, fully stocked wine cellar and a helicopter. The asking price is $250 million.

Japan's High-Tech Toilets Cause Confusion For Tourists

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:03am

The toilets perform many functions and tourists didn't know which button did what. That problem will now go down the drain. Manufacturers have been told to use a standard set of symbols.

First Listen: Allison Crutchfield, 'Tourist In This Town'

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:00am

After more than a decade on the road, the prolific punk singer (of Swearin' and p.s. eliot fame) releases her solo debut in a bold attempt to unhitch love from nostalgia.

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