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Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

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Look At This: Portrait Of A Homeless Veteran

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

We set up a portrait studio at an event for homeless veterans — and asked them to pick which photo they liked. Meet nine of the veterans we photographed, and look at how they want to be seen.

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The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Although it's a common Chinese dish, hongshao rou (red-braised pork), can be tricky to master. The key is to use two different types of soy sauce — light and dark.

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Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:02pm

"It's about us breaking up as a couple and also about changing weather," Phil Elverum says of "I Want Wind To Blow" from The Microphones' 2001 album, The Glow Pt. 2.

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From A Village In The Amazon To The Cusp Of Brazil's Presidency

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:49pm

Marina Silva could become the first self-proclaimed "green" president of a major economy. But environmentalists aren't sure she could achieve change in a country with vested agro-business interests.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:44pm

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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New Show 'Madam Secretary' Suffers In Comparison With 'The Good Wife'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:42pm

The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary's writing is disappointing.

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Gustavo Cerati: Listeners Look Back At A Latin Rock Legend

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03pm

Alt.Latino celebrates the singer-songwriter and Soda Stereo leader, with guest host Ernesto Lechner.

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Driftwood On Mountain Stage

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:55am

The high-energy string band weaves '60s R&B and rock into folk and bluegrass for a distinct sound.

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Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:22am

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16am

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:07am

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.

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Zimbabwean First Lady's Summer Project: A Ph.D. Program

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:34am

Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has received a doctorate after what appears to be just a few months in the program. This has renewed speculation that she could eventually succeed her 90-year-old husband.

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San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:00am

City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.

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Passionate Proclamations With Gilbert Gottfried

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:58am

The legendary stand-up discusses "crossing the line" in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, he whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.

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KCRW Presents: Little Dragon

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:58am

Watch the Swedish pop group perform its single "Klapp Klapp" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:48am

Small statues made by our ancestors 35,000 years ago are often interpreted as sex objects or even pornography. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a different perspective.

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Selwyn Birchwood On World Cafe

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:43am

Hear three songs from the 29-year-old bluesman's new album, Don't Call No Ambulance.

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Ukraine's Poroshenko Thanks Congress For Support Against Russia

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:08am

Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and others to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.

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Rap It Up

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:33am

We're wrapping up the show with a game featuring the letters R-A-P. All answers contain those letters in consecutive order. For example, "a long-haired lady in fairy tales" is "Rapunzel."

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