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Tonight, October 21st, you're invited to a backyard bluegrass bash to benefit an orphanage in Costa Rica with Ricky j (that's not a typo) Taylor and the Live Roots Ensemble. Ricky talked with Ginny Kennedy and Melissa Thornton who is hosting the event, about how this special project came about. The concert starts at 7 PM at the Thornton's home at 177 Mingo Rd. in Madison.

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Venezuela has suspended the opposition movement's campaign for a recall referendum for President Nicolas Maduro. NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter John Otis about the latest in the country.

Political prisoner Francisco Marquez was just released from a Venezuelan jail. Now in exile in the U.S., Marquez speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the experience.

France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished "within days." That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.

Under threat of wage garnishes and tax liens, the California National Guard is pursuing bonuses it says it never should have paid.

A California Highway Patrol official says at least 13 are dead and more than 30 injured after a bus struck the back of a tractor-trailer near Palm Springs, Calif.

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

It's been a busy weekend for the space station. On Friday, three astronauts — two Russians and one American — docked at the ISS.

Rachel Martin talks baseball with The Gist podcast host Mike Pesca. The Cubs beat the Dodgers last night to clinch the National League series, and will advance to their first World Series since 1948.

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

This year the U.S. military spent $1.4 billion to run nearly 240 stores that provide discount groceries to troops. Next year, the Department of Defense wants to cut $200 million from the subsidy.

Minimum wages are on their way to $15 an hour in New York and California. Workers look forward to the bump. But some small businesses are bracing for a hit to their bottom line.

Members of the Danish rock band, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, say their unconvential launch strategy will result in an album that may be "totally schizophrenic, but in a really wonderful way."



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