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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:02pm

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering a stop in New York and Washington, D.C.

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ER Physician Documents 'Lost Underground' of WWI

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:50am

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

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What The Latest Corporate Earnings Say About The Economy

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:40am

We take a look at which industries and sectors are doing well and which are not - and what that says about the U.S. economy.

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Annual Costume Craziness Begins At San Diego’s Comic Con

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:35am

It’s that time of year again. San Diego is overrun with fans of all types, dressed up and ready to celebrate their obsessions at Comic-Con.

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In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:28am

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Weird Al Tops Billboard Album Chart

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:27am

It was an exciting week for comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic, whose latest album "Mandatory Fun" debuted at number one.

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Rapping 'Ice Ice Baby,' TMM Producer Doesn't Miss A Beat

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:27am

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Bridget De Chagas shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:25am

Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.

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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:24am

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:20am

Jorge Lerma overstayed his tourist visa for 16 years. Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story, as he decides to re-establish his life in Mexico.

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The Diagnosis: Politics Fatigue Syndrome

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:13am

Taking the temperature of the nation's apathy toward politics.

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'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:06am

Luc Besson's Lucy isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous.

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Vijai Nathan - "Like A Virgin"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

Vijai discovers that once you lose your virginity, it is almost impossible to get it back. Almost.

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Rives - "Black Magic Women"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

Rives goes head to head with karma and the supernatural in a small L.A. bistro.

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Caitlin Gill - "Minivan"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

A young woman feels trapped in her body, until one day she finds the perfect getaway vehicle.

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Joe Klocek - "The California Confederacy"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

When the owner of the bar asks comedian Joe Klocek NOT to make fun of his confederate flag...

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Shannon Cason - "The Street Evangelist"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

Shannon spends his days on the street corners preaching to the masses, but his biggest temptation is his partner in salvation.

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Glynn Washington - "The Golden Man"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:04am

In a stressful world, Glynn finds one man on whom he can always unload his burden. Until that man turns against him.

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In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:27am

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Interpol's Sam Fogarino

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:05am

Try your hand at our puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros hand-picked by Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. Hear the fill or intro and match it to the song.

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