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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.

Songs We Love: Gimmer Nicholson, 'Hermetic Waltz'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:15am

#TBT back to Memphis 1968, and an acoustic guitarist bridging Southern folk and then-undiscovered musical lands.

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:00am

The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.

New Hampshire Primary: Meet The Man, The Guard Dog, Who Keeps It First

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:40am

Bill Gardner is the longest-serving secretary of state in America. He's also one of the most powerful. He alone can move the primary. Critics call him autocratic; he says he's following the law.

Italian Dairy Cooperative Guarantees Bonds With Cheese

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:48am

After a bank refused to lend money to the group, they were able to raise millions of dollars by issuing bonds guaranteed by extremely large wheels of Parmesan cheese.

Diplomats Pledge Aid For Syrians, Hope To Raise $9 Billion

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:29am

A donor conference in London is attempting to raise $9 billion in assistance for Syrians in 2016. Last year's aid conference aimed at $7 billion, and only raised half that.

Got A Second For 'Haikus With Hotties'? Now, You Can Enjoy Them All Year

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.

Scouring Brazil For A Celebrated Novelist

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:00am

When a renowned Brazilian writer mysteriously vanishes in Idra Novey's novel Ways to Disappear, her children and an American translator work to uncover the reason behind the writer's disappearance.

Sole Air Traveler 'Felt Like A Rock Star'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:05am

A woman in China was flying home to the city of Guangzhou when a blizzard prompted everyone else to switch to earlier planes. Flight CZ2833 went ahead with just her on board.

A Virtual View Of A Slaughterhouse

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:47am

Virtual reality can be wildly entertaining but it can also provide a sense of being in not-so-entertaining, but informative, situations, as anthropologist Barbara J. King found out.

Julian Assange Says He Will Surrender If U.N. Panel Rules Against Him

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:44am

The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012. Assange faces allegations of rape in Sweden and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

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