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Bang The Drum Ever Faster In the Different Sports Arena Of 'Whiplash'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:03pm

Damien Chazelle's heart-pounding teacher-student drama Whiplash sets a combination of a sports film and a genius tale like The Social Network in the world of jazz drumming.

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Secret Service Missteps Revive Questions About Prostitution Scandal

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:49pm

The spotlight on the Secret Service after recent security breaches has spilled over to the White House staff, and it's renewed old questions about a 2012 Colombian prostitution scandal.

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Where Is North Korea's Leader?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:31pm

Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public in five weeks. Melissa Block talks to Stephen Bosworth, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Berlin Wears The Scars Of Its Past All Over

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:26pm

Peter Schneider, author of the new book, "Berlin Now," tells Robert Siegel it will take another generation to unify in spirit what was divided by east and west for so long.

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Gangs Can't Stop Colombia's Butterflies From Rescuing Women In Need

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:24pm

By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.

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In U.S., Ebola Turns From Public Health To Political Issue

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

Critics of the Obama administration are trying to capitalize by linking Ebola to border security and a broader mistrust of the president in some conservative circles.

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Kobani Kurdish Leader Appeals To Western Governments For Help

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

Robert Siegel talks to Saleh Muslim, co-chair of the Democratic Union Party, the biggest Kurdish opposition party in Syria. He's working to keep his home town Kobani from being overrun by ISIS.

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Found Recipe: Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

From the Found Recipe files, a dish that's also a delicious workout for your biceps: Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken. Montana restaurateur Jay Bentley explains why it's a favorite of his.

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U.S. Energy Boom Spurs Massive Demand For New Pipelines

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

The United States has enough oil pipeline to wrap around the Earth more than a hundred times. But those 2.6 million miles of pipeline were built for a different era, and more pipelines — many more — will need to be built in the next 20 years to bring the system up to date. It has some big implications for the future of the nation's energy economy.

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French Novelist Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

French novelist Patrick Modiano is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Dutch Authorities Say One Malaysia Airlines Victim Was Wearing Oxygen Mask

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:39pm

Authorities still don't know how the mask got there, but they said it may signal that at least that one passenger was alive long enough to put it on.

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How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:35pm

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.

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Jim Oblon On Mountain Stage

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:01pm

The young Nashville bluesman's live set in West Virginia shows off his furious guitar picking.

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Latin Roots: Tango Essentials

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:51pm

The World Cafe series explores the music and dance of Argentina with help from musician Rachel Faro.

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Coming Up: Behind Wynton Marsalis' Afro-Cuban 'Ochas' Suite

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:38pm

Jazz At Lincoln Center welcomes a world-premiere commission featuring pianist Chucho Valdés and percussionist Pedrito Martinez. Together, they blend jazz with folkloric and religious music of Cuba.

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Art In The Age Of Prince

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:23pm

Prince has released two new albums simultaneously: Art Official Age appears under his own name, and PlectrumElectrum is the debut record of a Prince back-up band called 3rdEyeGirl.

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'Bad Paper' Explores The Underworld Of Debt Collection

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:23pm

In his new book, Jake Halpern looks at the industry, where having a criminal background is no barrier to entry. He explains debt buying and how little regulation gave rise to a chaotic marketplace.

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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:58pm

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.

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