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Christian McBride's 'The Movement Revisited'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 1:33pm

Jazz Night In America's host happens to be a Grammy-winning bassist, and he's written a special work. Hear a bluesy, soulful oratorio for big band and gospel choir, inspired by civil-rights icons.

World Leaders Pledge $10 Billion To Help Syrians

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 1:06pm

Leaders attending an international donors' conference committed almost $6 billion for 2016, with the rest to be handed over by 2020.

Remembering The Comic Genius Of Bob Elliott

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:52pm

We revisit Robin Young's 2007 interview with Bob Elliot, as well as a bit of her 2012 interview with his son Chris Elliot.

How Much Does Your Personal Trainer Make?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:45pm

U.S. health clubs are a more than $24 billion industry, but it’s not the fitness trainers that are raking in the dough.

San Francisco, The Homeless And Super Bowl 50

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:40pm

City leaders are concerned about the number of homeless people on the streets during Super Bowl events.

Senate Dems Block Energy Bill In Impasse Over Flint

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:33pm

Democrats blocked the bill after majority Republicans rejected millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, to address its water crisis.

Coen Brothers Spoof Old Hollywood, With Mixed Results, In 'Hail, Caesar!'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:31pm

The new period comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen takes place backstage at a 1950s Hollywood studio. Reviewer David Edelstein says that despite flashes of brilliance, the film "feels thin."

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.

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