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Metropolis: 4/16/16

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:50pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Justin Martin, Jamie xx, Crazy P and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

In Shakespeare's Plays, Mealtimes Were A Recipe For Drama

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:41pm

It's difficult to name a play in which Shakespeare doesn't cook up a bit of conflict around the table. The juiciest plot twists often happened when characters gathered for a meal.

New York Daily News Columnist: We Didn't Create Donald Trump, 'We Put Him On Steroids'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:40pm

Longtime columnist Linda Stasi answers concerns that she and her paper helped make Trump a national candidate.

No Compromise At OPEC, So Oil Prices Keep Falling

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:33pm

Prices on crude oil dropped Monday as OPEC members failed to reach an agreement on freezing oil production.

Concussion Update: U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Deal Between NFL, Retired Players

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:29pm

The settlement puts up to $1 billion to end lawsuits filed by thousands of former pro football players who say they suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

The Immigrant Languages Of New York City

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:20pm

Robin Young visits a number of neighborhoods to hear some of the languages and dialects spoken in the city.

Songs We Love: Twin Peaks, 'Holding Roses'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:02pm

The Chicago five-piece reinvigorates familiar classic-rock touchpoints with a charming, Stones-ish breakup song.

Pope And Patriarch Make A Rare Show Of Unity In Greece

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:07am

The leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches called on Europe to show greater compassion for migrants, a move widely welcomed by migrants as well as residents on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Jerusalem Bus Fire Injures At Least 15; Cause Under Investigation

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:39am

Some reports indicate that the injuries were caused by an explosion; Israeli police say they are looking into that possibility.

Airliner Hit By Suspected Drone On Way To Landing At London's Heathrow

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:01am

The flight landed safely, but police also say they've determined that "an object, believed to be a drone, had struck the front of the aircraft."

Songs We Love: FOMO, 'House Of Love (Feat. Chaka Khan, Taka Boom & Mark Stevens)'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 9:00am

Khan says she and her siblings aim to inject raw emotion into electronic music with this glamorous deep-house track.

Out Of The Doghouse? Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Say 'Sorry, Australia'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 8:30am

Last year the actors brought their pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia without properly quarantining them. Heard pleaded guilty Monday, and both dog owners recorded a solemn apology video.

Hundreds Dead, Thousands Homeless After Quake In Ecuador

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:47am

The 7.8 magnitude quake that struck the nation on Saturday has left more than 270 people dead. Buildings and roads up and down the country's Pacific coast have been destroyed.

Merging Career And Motherhood, In Simultaneous Practice

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:11am

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo and a colleague, both moms, built an academic conference keeping in mind parents who are trying to juggle the competing demands of caregiving and professional advancement.

China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:01am

Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Suggested Ship Name Inspires Another Silly Name

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:53am

It all started with a public poll to name a British research vessel. The leading name is Boaty McBoatface. Following that theme, a horse has been named Horsey McHorseface.

OPEC Tried To Boost Price Of Oil, But Couldn't Agree On Production Cuts

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:50am

The oil-producing nations in the group gathered in Qatar to discuss the possibility of a production freeze, but Saudi Arabia balked at the idea of a freeze that didn't include Iran.

After Nearly 3 Decades, Man Turns Himself In On TV Theft Charges

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:16am

For years, Randy Iannacone was on the run. Sort of. Unbeknownst to him, there's been a warrant out for his arrest. He's charged with stealing a TV in 1989. No word on why it took 27 years to find him.

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:00am

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.

Politics In The News: Female Voters And The 2016 Election

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, about how female voters may shift the presidential election.

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