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Halloween For Adults: A Scary History

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:11am

Fright Night is not just for kids anymore. Never really was.

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T-Pain: Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:10am

We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.

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John Mellencamp On World Cafe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:06am

The heartland rock singer-songwriter takes a mellower approach on his new album, Plain Spoken.

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KCRW Presents: Mikky Ekko

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:00am

The singer wrote "Stay," a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.

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Son Little, 'The River'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:00am

Aaron Livingston made his name as a collaborator with The Roots and RJD2.

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Weekly Innovation: Friendly Roadways Just A 'Wave' Away

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:51am

Ever wish you could thank someone for letting you cut in while stuck in traffic? This simple hand symbol attached to your car's rear wiper promises to take a bit of the tension out of a rough commute.

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Hear A Stunning Bonus Track From Angel Olsen's 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:50am

"May As Well" is a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, an album that started as one of Bob Boilen's favorites of the year and has only gotten better with time.

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Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:46am

As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:37am

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles Davis

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:36am

Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.

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Luluc, 'Small Window'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:34am

The folk duo Luluc's first album for Sub Pop was co-produced by the National's Aaron Dessner and will be released on July 15.

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The Misadventures Of My Anti-Ebola Suitcase

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:56am

It was packed with all the things needed to keep safe on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone. Then it took a few wrong turns and ended up in ... Paris! Will correspondent and luggage ever be reunited?

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Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:56am

The breach of the unclassified network is thought to be a state-sponsored effort and The Washington Post reports that Russia is considered the most likely culprit.

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North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Watching Soap Operas

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:26am

At least 10 people have been put to death recently for viewing the daytime dramas smuggled in from South Korea, according to sources.

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Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:10am

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."

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Top Stories: Kurds Cross Turkey To Fight In Syria; Zambia's President Dies

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:49am

Also: American nurse Kaci Hickox may sue over Maine's quarantine rules; Kansas City forces Game 7 in the World Series; and a British hiker loses a court case to trek without wearing clothes.

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The Struggle Of Being Asian-American On Halloween

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:37am

Somewhere between Short Round and Kato, Steve Haruch realized that Halloween costumes featuring Asian-American characters leave much to be desired.

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Ghosts In The Music: A Spooky Songs Quiz

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:03am

Think you know your musical ghouls and ghosts? From country and classical to rock and jazz, try this hair-raising Halloween puzzler.

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Latitudes: Top 10 Musical Discoveries From WOMEX 2014

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:03am

Hear music and see pictures from fantastic performances that electrified the 2014 edition of WOMEX, the foremost marketplace for world music.

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Kurdish Fighters Begin Using Turkish Crossing To Reach Kobani

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:56am

Syrian rebels and Iraqi peshmerga fighters have been allowed to use Turkish territory to enter the fight against militants of the self-declared Islamic State.

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