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World Cafe Next: Ben Caplan

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:40pm

Hear two new songs from the stylistically freewheeling Canadian singer and bandleader.

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Listening In On Insect Communication

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:33pm

With the help of an evolutionary ecologist at Saint Louis University, we hear the unusual love songs of treehoppers.

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Former Marine Says Some Combat Roles Should Be Off-Limits To Women

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:20pm

As part of a series of conversations on women in combat, Iraq war veteran Chad Russell shares his perspective.

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Women Face Unique Retirement Concerns

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:11pm

A new study found that women have less retirement savings than men on average, and there are a number of reasons why.

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The Search Continues For A New House Speaker

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:06pm

With the House back in session, Republicans are continuing their search for a new speaker, still eyeing the reluctant Paul Ryan.

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Songs We Love: Jus Now Feat. Bunji Garlin & Ms. Dynamite, 'Cyah Help It'

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:03pm

The UK/Trinidad production duo enlists one of London's finest MCs and a soca superstar for a bashment banger.

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'Fanciful'? Meet Lawrence Lessig, The Candidate With A Single Issue

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:34am

Lessig is a passionate advocate for campaign finance reform. If he wins, he says he would pass the Citizen Equality Act of 2017 to provide voters with vouchers to fund the campaign of their choice.

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Survey: Half Of Food Workers Go To Work Sick Because They Have To

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:28am

Sick food workers who go to work say they can't afford to stay home or don't want to let their co-workers down, a survey finds. That puts consumers at risk of getting sick from contaminated food.

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Canadians Go To The Polls In Tight National Election

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:25am

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper could be ousted by liberal Justin Trudeau, son of the iconic late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Who Benefits from Less Segregated Schools? You Might Add White Kids To The List

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:54am

Our friends at NPR Ed take a look at the impact of integrated schools on white children.

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'Washington Post' Managing Editor Kevin Merida To Step Down

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:50am

After 22 years, Merida will leave for a job at ESPN as senior vice president and editor in chief of The Undefeated, a digital site that will explore the intersection of sports, race and culture.

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Finding A Little Texas ... In The Heart Of Tokyo

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 9:51am

In a basement in Tokyo, line dancers and country music crooners help transport bar-goers from Japan's capital to the Lone Star State.

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Oprah Buys 10 Percent Share In Weight Watchers, Will Join Its Board

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 9:47am

Winfrey will also lend endorsements and share her own weight watching journey as the company tries to shift its focus to meet changing dieting habits.

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Top Stories: The GOP Courts Religious Voters; Protecting Your 401(k)

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:43am

Also: There've been several church fires in St. Louis in two weeks; nobody seems interested in voting in Egypt; and a jilted bride's family serves the reception dinner to homeless families instead.

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KEXP Presents: Mike Krol

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:03am

Watch a live performance of "Left Out" that captures the punkish brevity of Krol's new album Turkey.

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Buster The Kangaroo Busts Out And Bounces Around Staten Island

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:07am

The pet kangaroo — spotted bouncing around near an auto repair shop — escaped though an unlocked gate at a nearby home. Pet kangaroos are illegal in New York City, but Buster may have been a guest.

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One For The Ages

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:03am

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, is novelistic, with recurring musical themes, memorable characters and a preoccupation with the change brought on by passing time.

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The Giant Foam Finger: What's Your Walk-Up Music?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:03am

Four teams remain in the battle to crown a World Series champion. So it's a natural time for Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby to discuss the songs you hear when different players get up to bat.

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Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:01am

Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."

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