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First Listen: Kirk Knight, 'Late Night Special'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:16pm

Debut album from Pro Era collective's resident rapper/producer is a guided musical tour through the mind of 19-year-old from Flatbush.

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How Recycling Can Get You To The Movies In Hollywood, Florida

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:12pm

An program in Florida is offering incentives like movie tickets and magazine subscriptions to residents who recycle.

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White House Proposes Plan To Help Puerto Rico Emerge From Debt Crisis

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:07pm

The commonwealth faces a budget shortfall of $28 billion over the next five years.

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Clinton Defends Herself On Benghazi As GOP Probes Her Record

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:06pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her record as she came face-to-face with the Republican-led special investigation.

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Doctors, Not Parents, Are The Biggest Obstacle To The HPV Vaccine

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:55am

Though the HPV vaccine prevents cancer, doctors hesitate to suggest that preteens get vaccinated at routine visits, a study finds. Or they're offering it for teens they think are sexually active.

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U.S. Soldier Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:55am

The soldier was injured during a mission to free about 70 hostages from the Islamic State. This was the first U.S. soldier to be killed in Iraq since the end of combat in 2011.

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As House Looks For Leader, Debt Ceiling Debate Looms

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:52am

Financial markets have been looking fairly calm lately, but that calm could be disrupted in coming days by a debt ceiling crisis.

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DJ Session: Younger Classical Artists Worth The Listen

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:40am

Vic Di Geronimo shares music from classical artists in their 30s who are doing interesting things with established pieces.

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Mets Advance To World Series After Sweeping The Cubs

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:33am

Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is tomorrow, with the Blue Jays and Royals competing to win the other top spot.

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Arturo O'Farrill Presents 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:24am

An economic blockade between the U.S. and Cuba didn't prevent jazz from traveling between the countries. But what if the dialogue could flow freely? The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra wanted to find out.

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Britain's Former Top Spy Talks Terrorism, Mass Surveillance

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:20am

Sir John Sawers, who led the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 2009 to 2014, discusses how to prevent terror attacks.

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Breast Cancer In The Developing World: Rising Rates, Shrouded In Silence

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:19am

Women are afraid their husbands will walk out. They think, I'll die anyway, so what's the point of seeing a doctor. Or there may be no treatment within reach.

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Affordable Virtual Reality Opens New Worlds For People With Disabilities

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:15am

For $10 anyone can buy a cardboard headset, download a free iPhone app, slide in a phone and explore virtual worlds from a wheelchair, bed or couch.

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Mexico Arrests Six People In Connection With 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Escape

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:04am

One of the men arrested was Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán's brother in law, who authorities say supervised the construction of a tunnel used for his escape.

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KCRW Presents: Mew

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:51am

Watch the Danish dream-rock band perform "Satellites" live in the studio.

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American Women Who Were Anti-Suffragettes

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:03am

Who were the women who worked against voting rights for women in the early 20th century? Some were involved in community and charity — but not electoral politics.

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