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Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:27pm

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday.

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:20pm

The duo talks about their new album, “Let Me Get By,” and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Farming With Less Fossil Fuels

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:12pm

By some estimates, about a fifth of the nation's energy supply is spent on producing food. Some farmers are trying to cut back.

Sidestepper: Richard Blair's Timeless Great Idea

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:06pm

The Colombian band has a long history of widespread influence and electronically enhanced grooves. Hear the band's founder in a music-filled discussion with Alt.Latino.

Clinton And Sanders Spar Over What It Means To Be Progressive

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:06pm

At the CNN town hall, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton jumped into a long-running debate about whether Clinton is progressive.

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:56am

Bee Wilson's new book, First Bite, examines how genetics, culture, memory and early feeding patterns influence the palate. She says babies are most open to new flavors between ages 4 and 7 months.

Donald Trump Supporters Explain Why They Like Him

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:40am

Two New Hampshire women, Sandra Riendeau and Paula Johnson, explain why they feel so strongly about Donald Trump.

If BMI Is The Test Of Health, Many Pro Athletes Would Flunk

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:36am

Proposed federal rules would let employers to penalize overweight or obese workers by making them pay more for health insurance. But having a high BMI doesn't mean you're not healthy.

Broncos And Panthers Ready For Super Bowl 50

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:33am

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, to decide the NFL Championship.

Cable TV News Named As Most Helpful Source This Election

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:28am

A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a high level of engagement in election news. In addition to cable TV, social media and radio are still important sources for many. Print media, not so much.

The Deadliest Opioid Of Them All – Fentanyl

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:20am

A new documentary explores the rise of the drug, which has two main sources: pharmaceutical companies and Mexican drug cartels.

Florida Braces For Zika Virus

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:12am

Four counties in Florida are under a health emergency today, after cases of the mosquito-borne illness were detected in the state.

Record $9 Billion Requested For Syria Aid

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:06am

An international donor conference kicking off in London today comes as the latest peace talks were suspended.

Viking's Choice: Good Willsmith, 'What Goes In The Ocean Goes In You'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:00am

The Chicago drone trio's structured improvisation recalls the somber synths that close Terminator 2 and the euphoric clatter of a casino hall.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:26am

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating thrall of the songs — timeless and thriving — of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard.

Playboy Begins Anew As A Never-Nude Magazine

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:17am

Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from Arrested Development, Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.

KCRW Presents: Savages

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:57am

Watch the British post-punk band perform "Adore" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Top Stories: Shkreli Won't Answer Congress; Syrian Donor Conference

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:47am

Also: Federal indictments are announced against Oregon occupiers; Florida declares a health emergency over the Zika virus; and the IRS has a hardware malfunction, delaying electronic tax preparation.

No Comment From Grinning Martin Shkreli At House Hearing On Drug Prices

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:37am

The much-reviled former pharmaceutical executive remained tight-lipped, pleading the Fifth Amendment on his lawyer's advice. He simply smiled in response to harsh criticism from House representatives.

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