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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.

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New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged 'Hook-Up' Tradition

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:40pm

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

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Baby Panda Dies At The National Zoo

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:33pm

Only few days after its birth, the smaller of the two newborn panda cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo has died.

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Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:23pm

For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.

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Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:22pm

The incident happened at the World Athletic Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted Bolt against America's Justin Gatlin.

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2 Immigrants Explain What It Took To Come To The U.S. Legally

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:20pm

The majority of immigrants to the United States come legally. More often than not, it's a complicated process that can take many years.

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Investigation: Companies Prey On Victims Of Lead Poisoning

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:12pm

Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy found that many victims sold their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.

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Planned Parenthood Fights Back

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:08pm

In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are "heavily edited" to "significantly distort" actual events and conversations.

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Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:06pm

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

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Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal Information

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:52am

Activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at abortion clinics – and their personal medical records.

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Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:40am

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.

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Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:03am

In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.

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Television 2015: Five Shows They Will Never Stop Making

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:16am

Sure, the landscape of television has changed a lot in recent years. But some shows just recur over and over again, and it seems they always will.

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Viking's Choice: Foxing, 'The Magdalene'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:02am

When raised in the church, sex and God can be...complicated. The St. Louis emo band's song tackles the guilt of earthly pleasures in a devotional tone, yet pulsing with curiosity.

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KCRW Presents: The Internet

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:43am

Odd Future affiliates Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians perform the sleekest neo-soul this side of Sade.

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Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:40am

Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several year, pushing past rival India and several other nations.

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Songs We Love: Teedra Moses, 'Skin Diver'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:43am

The New Orleans-born R&B singer's long-awaited return features a seductive, Afro-house downtempo highlight.

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#TBT: For Trump And Romney, What Happened In Vegas, Stayed In Vegas

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:03am

Way back in 2012, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney were pals. Romney had Trump's endorsement. But now, to Trump, Romney "choked." And Trump is vowing not to "fail" like he did.

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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:03am

Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.

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Top Stories: Slain TV Journalists Remembered; Chinese Markets Improve

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:43am

Also: Austrian officials find at least 20 migrants suffocated to death in a truck; President Obama visits New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary; and wildfires prompt air quality alerts.

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