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Dr. Renee Collins of Valley Conservatory holds jazz jam sessions on the fourth Sunday of each month, at 5650 Sanderson Street, Suite B in Huntsville from 5 to 8 PM. Local musicians can bring their axes and jam, or folks can just sit and listen and enjoy the music. Dr. Collins brought trombonist, pianist and teacher Benny Jacobs-El, who has a long and varied jazz career, to WLRH to talk with Beth Norwood on Morning Blend. Their conversation follows.

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It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

Authorities had warned that tap water in Hugo, Colo., was unsafe to consume due to high levels of marijuana's psychoactive compound. Now, it turns out that the results were just a false positive.

"I will feel horrible if Donald Trump is elected, I will feel horrible if Hillary Clinton is elected," says Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She says the two big parties lock out other voices.

Verizon will announce the deal Monday, according to Bloomberg. While Yahoo will keep its most valuable assets, the move effectively disbands Yahoo as one of the longest-running Internet companies.

President Obama praised Wassserman Schultz's service saying that "her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together."

Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete, amid state-sponsored doping allegations.

Alexsandra Moreira, a mother of four, was stabbed 21 times by her husband. "Even with all the laws, when everything was done to protect her by the book, we failed," says the prosecutor in her case.

"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues," says WNBA head Lisa Borders.

The Beijing-selected Panchen Lama is conducting a key Tibetan Buddhist ritual. It's the first time in 50 years the rite has taken place in Tibet. Critics say that's because China wants more control.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.

On the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first Saturday Evening Post cover, several of the children seen in his iconic portraits gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Roger Ailes stepped down as head of Fox News amid claims of sexual harassment from women he worked with. NPR's Elise Hu speaks to network news veteran Betsy West about sexism in the media.

Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."

Federal officials investigate the first two cases of Zika that may have been contracted in southern Florida. NPR's Elise Hu and Michaeleen Doucleff discuss the new findings and their possible impact.

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