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UConn Women Make 10th Straight Final Four Appearance

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:24pm

The women's Final Four basketball tournament tips off tonight and the question most are asking is whether the University of Connecticut will ever a lose game. UConn women have won 111 games in a row.

Fast Pace Of Executions In Arkansas Has Some Worried

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:24pm

Next month, Arkansas officials plan to execute eight people over a 10-day period. It's the most of any state since the death penalty was reinstated. The reason for the rush? Expiring execution drugs.

Two Ways Of Documenting Uncertainty: 'All This Panic' And 'God Knows Where I Am'

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:16pm

Two documentaries out now flex a bit of moviemaking technique: All This Panic, about young women exploring what life has to offer, and God Knows Where I Am, about a woman who's sure she's seen it all.

(Image credit: Tom Betterton/Courtesy of Dogwoof)

Shanthi Sekaran: When Immigrant Stories Collide

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:54pm

Author Shanthi Sekaran talks about being a writer in the age of the Trump administration and researching the conditions of immigrant detention for her book.

Who Burned Down Farmworker Housing in Nipomo, California?

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:54pm

In 2016, a home that strawberry growers were building in California was set on fire after protests from neighbors. The workers were part of the H-2A agricultural work visa program.

Inside the Andean Techno of Ecuador's Nicola Cruz

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:53pm

For his album Prender el Alma, Nicola Cruz collected rare records from shops around the country and mixed those samples with electronic elements plus his own field recordings of traditional music.

During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:04pm

Mark Harris says the military worked with Hollywood directors to create movies about the war. His book, Five Came Back, is the basis for a new Netflix docu-series. Originally broadcast March 3, 2014.

Mose Allison On Piano Jazz

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:00pm

The influential vocalist and pianist joins Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.

(Image credit: Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist)




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