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Accusations Of Racism After Book Club Is Kicked Off Train

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:33pm

The Napa Valley Wine Train says it removed the women for being too loud, but the women say it was because of their race.

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'Public Morals' — Or Lack Thereof — On Display In TNT's New Cop Show

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Set in New York City in the 1960s, Ed Burns' new 10-hour series features corrupt cops and gritty gangsters. Critic David Bianculli says Public Morals has the look and feel of a classic police drama.

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In Richard Price's Latest Novel, Haunted Cops And Cases They Couldn't Close

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:29pm

Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.

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Living In America Without The Proper Papers

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:20pm

As part of our series this week on immigration, we talk with two women who are currently living in the U.S. illegally.

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Has The Arab Spring Arrived In Lebanon?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:12pm

Columnist Rami Khouri says protests over trash in Beirut are a mirror reflection of uprisings in other Arab countries.

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What China's Stock Market Crash Means For The Tech Industry

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:06pm

Investors have cautioned young startups that there could be changes coming – like valuing profits more than growth.

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At 99, National Park Service Still Facing Challenges

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:52am

We revisit our conversation with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about how the park service can continue to bring in visitors.

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Not Over 'Til It's Over: Runner's Early Celebration Costs Her The Bronze

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:43am

American distance runner Molly Huddle is the latest athlete to learn the hard way about premature victory celebrations.

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Why Your Doctor Won't Friend You On Facebook

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:35am

Public professional Facebook pages focused on medicine are catching on. But doctors aren't ready to share vacation photos and other more intimate details with their patients.

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Donald Trump's Evolution On Campaign Fundraising

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:54am

When billionaire developer Trump entered the presidential race two months ago, he drew a sharp line between other candidates – needy candidates, always trading favors for money – and himself.

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The Giant Foam Finger: Is Winning Everything?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:47am

On Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the recent controversy over an athlete's decision to return his children's participation trophies.

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Metropolis: 8/22/15

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:33am

Hear new tracks by Lion Babe, Gavin Turek and TOKiMONSTA, ODESZA and more in this week's EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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U.S. To Accept Up To 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:46am

More than 4 million Syrians have become homeless since civil war broke out in 2011. As of June, fewer than 1,000 had been admitted to the U.S.

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Songs We Love: Santiago Salazar, 'Mama Paz'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:15am

The L.A. producer crafts an ecstatic blend of classic Afro-Cuban rhythm and modern American techno kick, inspired by his mom.

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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Boy Trips, Rips Hole In $1.5 Million Painting

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:25am

It is every parents nightmare. Luckily the 350-year-old Paolo Porpora oil on canvas was insured and the boy's family will not have to pay for the restoration.

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Top Stories: Chinese Markets Continue Fall; Koreas Reach Agreement

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:48am

Also: The U.S. will send F-22 jets to Europe for NATO's use; Navajo farmers reject river water near a mine spill, jeopardizing their crops; and IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of a head injury.

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After Days Of Talks, Tense Standoff, North And South Korea Reach Detente

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:09am

South Korea has agreed to stop blaring propaganda from speakers across the border and the North has agreed to lift its semi-war status.

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Two Polls Span Two Poles On Testing

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:03am

Does the public support or oppose federal standardized tests? Depends how you ask.

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Capturing An Unknowable Writer In 'Love Song'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:03am

Author Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Joan Didion is an honest attempt to construct a coherent narrative about her — but critic Michael Schaub says it doesn't completely work.

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Chinese Woman Circumvents Air Safety Rules Regarding Liquid

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:58am

Airport security wouldn't let a woman board with a full bottle of liquid. Unwilling to drop her bottle of cognac in the trash, she drank it all. In the end, she was too inebriated to board.

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