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Democratic Race Transforms Into Battle Of Sharp Contrasts

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:24pm

As voting nears and polls suggest a tightening race, the leaders for the Democratic presidential nomination are sharpening their focus on one another.

GOP Presidential Candidates Gear Up For Debate In Charleston, S.C.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:24pm

Republican presidential candidates meet for their next debate Thursday night in Charleston, S.C., with the Iowa caucuses less than three weeks away.

Zika Virus Makes CDC Consider A Travel Warning For Pregnant Women

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:24pm

The Centers for Disease Control is concerned about an increase in a rare birth defect in Brazil which could be linked to the virus.

Herman Wouk Says He's A 'Happy Gent' At 100

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:24pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of beloved blockbusters like The Winds of War is celebrating his milestone with a new memoir, Sailor and Fiddler, that sums up his thoughts on what it means to write.

Detroit Public School Teachers Turn To 'Sickouts' In Protest

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:24pm

They're angry about everything from overcrowding and hazardous buildings to looming bankruptcy. But teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan, and opponents say the actions hurt students and parents.

Foals On World Cafe

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:23pm

There's no balcony from which to stage-dive in the World Cafe studio, but the U.K. rock band still lays down an energetic session.

Judge Tosses Case Against Alabama Officer Accused Of Injuring Indian Man

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:19pm

Eric Parker, accused of using excessive force on the unarmed grandfather, went on trial twice last year. Both trials ended in hung juries. The judge said federal prosecutors won't get a third chance.

Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 3:00pm

Fewer than 10 percent of America's high schools offer computer science classes. Educators say just adding courses isn't enough — it will take teachers who inspire.

Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 2:37pm

The conversation about religious accommodation in the workplace is playing out in a rural Colorado meatpacking town where Muslim workers at a Cargill plant were fired over prayer breaks.

KCRW Presents: JR JR

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 2:28pm

Watch the band once known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. whistle through "Gone" at L.A.'s Sonos Studio.

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