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'Newest Sound You Never Heard' Revisits The Music Of Jeanne Lee And Ran Blake

FEED - Fresh Air - 3 hours 11 min ago

Lee, one of the premier singers of new jazz, mixes it up with pianist Blake on a newly reissued two-CD set featuring standards and straight-up jazz tunes the two recorded in Belgium in 1966 and '67.

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The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop

FEED - Fresh Air - 3 hours 11 min ago

Historian Daniel Immerwahr shares surprising stories of U.S. territorial expansion, including how the desire for bird guano compelled the seizure of remote islands. His book is How to Hide an Empire.

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Adam McKay, Emma Stone and more 18/02/2019 [Full episode]

FEED - CBC's Q - 4 hours 38 min ago
Vice director Adam McKay talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney. Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. Lukas Nelson talks about working with Lady Gaga and crafting the soundtrack for A Star is Born. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter tells us how costumes bring characters to life.
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I Try Not To Freak Out Over Macy Gray

Talia here. Macy Gray looms large for me. Like a lot of people, my first introduction to Macy was her 1999 debut "On How Life Is". That album launched her into superstardom and the song "I Try" won her a Grammy. For some people, Macy is frozen in that song and time. And those people, in my humble opinion, are missing out. Macy has been busy growing, reinventing herself and putting out new music consistently for the past twenty years. That includes her latest album Ruby, which you'll hear Macy performs songs from today. Her band is on fire. We talk about why she's so devoted to issues around mental health, why she wrote a song called "White Man" and why her whole career almost didn't happen. Macy was a single mom of three when she got her big break.
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Rep. Joe Courtney On Trump's Emergency Declaration

FEED - Morning Edition - 9 hours 42 min ago

NPR's David Greene speaks with Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., about the legal options for Congress and states to counter President Trump's national emergency declaration.

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Tiny Homes For Homeless Get The Go-Ahead In The Wake of California's Worst Wildfire

FEED - Morning Edition - 9 hours 50 min ago

California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.

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Poor Pro Piacenza

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 26 min ago

Italian soccer team Pro Piacenza is in last place in its division. They're also broke. On Sunday they lost 20 to 0.

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New Girl Scout Cookie Innovation: 'Momoas'

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 26 min ago

Colorado Girl Scout Charlotte Holmberg and her mother are selling boxes of samoas with a picture of actor Jason Momoa on the side. They're calling them "momoas."

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City And County Merger Effort Roils St. Louis

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

A group is trying to merge the St. Louis city and county governments to try to boost development and pare down police departments. But the black community sees it as a challenge to political gains.

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Remembering Ken Nordine And His 'Word Jazz'

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

Ken Nordine, creator of a style of audio storytelling he called "word jazz," died Saturday at the age of 98.

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How Trump's Base Is Responding To Emergency Declaration

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to conservative radio talk show host Chris Buskirk about how President Trump's emergency declaration is playing out among the president's conservative political base.

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Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

The collapse of the health care system in Venezuela is having ramifications throughout Latin America. Disease outbreaks across the continent are being linked back to Venezuela.

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There's A Gap Between Perception And Reality When It Comes To Learning

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

Increasingly, people feel they can master tasks simply by watching instructional videos like the kind you find on YouTube. But sometimes the gap between perception and reality can be deep and wide.

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Immigration And The Economy

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

The U.S. has a big advantage when it comes to a young labor pool — its population of immigrants. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution explains why to NPR's David Greene.

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Israel Heads To The Moon

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

A spacecraft named Beresheet is set to be Israel's first spacecraft to land on the moon. It came about because Israeli scientists lost a contest — but continued with the work anyway.

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Police Say Jussie Smollett Case Shifts

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

Chicago police say their investigation has shifted after speaking with two men originally considered suspects in the alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollett.

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News Brief: Legal Response To Trump's Emergency, McCabe Speaks, Jussie Smollett Case

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

Following the president's declaration of a national emergency on Friday, we look at the legal action now being taken against it and how it could play out in the courts.

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Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 27 min ago

Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.

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Andrew McCabe Discusses His Firing

FEED - Morning Edition - 11 hours 28 min ago

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about his career, his firing, and his new book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.

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Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

FEED - Morning Edition - 16 hours 23 min ago

The former acting director of the bureau also tells NPR that he and Justice Department leaders were so rattled following the dismissal of James Comey they struggled with how to respond.

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