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McQsJazz Video Of The Week

McQsJazz Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington performing Unconditional Love only on McQsJazz.com...

50 Years Ago, Ramsey Lewis Joined 'The In Crowd'

50 Years Ago, Ramsey Lewis Joined ‘The In Crowd’

Fifty years ago, the Ramsey Lewis Trio sat in a Washington, D.C. coffee shop, musing over what it could add to its set that evening. It was booked...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Candy Dulfer performing Mister Marvin only on McQsJazz.com...

Songs We Love: Bilal, 'Satellites'

Songs We Love: Bilal, ‘Satellites’

by Timmhotep Aku "Just another day, in another life / I'm a satellite, watching the world watch people / as they do what they do to people," si...

McQsJazz.com  Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring The Rippingtons performing Santa Fe Trail only on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Dave Koz and Vanessa Williams performing The Way We Were only on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Althea Rene performing Number One only on McQsJazz.com...

Live At Guitar Center: A Lot Of Noise And A Little Fun

Live At Guitar Center: A Lot Of Noise And A Little Fun

by NPR Staff Noah Wall is an experimental musician in New York, and his latest album is maybe his boldest experiment yet. "I usually make sort of...

Home Cooking: The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition In Concert

Home Cooking: The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition In Concert

The Hammond electronic organ was developed with churches in mind, as a lower-cost alternative to pipe organs. But in Philadelphia, a keyboard player...

A Young Jazz Saxophonist Wants You To 'Get Up And Move'

A Young Jazz Saxophonist Wants You To ‘Get Up And Move’

Since she was a teenager, saxophonist Hailey Niswanger has been drawing attention in the jazz world, and not just because she's a woman in bands m...

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In 'The Seeds Of Time,' One Man's Quest To Save Our Food Supply

In ‘The Seeds Of Time,’ One Man’s Quest To Save Our Food Supply

by Mark Jenkins Cary Fowler is an easygoing, soft-spoken Tennessee native who travels the world with an urgent message: The human race may starve to death. If that threat becomes likely, however, people can turn to the biological archive...

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Food

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It’s Not The Water)

by Maria Godoy One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year ro...

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Arts

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

by Nurith Aizenman It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than...

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Food

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

by Allison Aubrey The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them. And as retailing behemoths such as Wal-Mart have committed to the removal of all remaining, industrially produced ...

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An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

by Bilal Qureshi In the crowded field of postwar cinema, Satyajit Ray broke through barriers of language and culture to become the most celebrated Indian filmmaker in the West. His debut film, Pather Panchali, premiered at New York Ci...

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Life Follows Your Lead

by Skinny Giant Wherever you see your life going is where it will end up. You may not know exactly how it will get there, but it will. But if you count yourself out, it will never happen. If you think that you are just too screwed up for a ...

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Millions Of Dollars In Speech Fees Support Clinton Foundation

by Tamara Keith Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton brought in millions of dollars for their charitable foundation through paid speeches. They gave the honorarium to the organization. This is the latest release of information about the found ...

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A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

by Linda Poon On a sunny day in the remote Chienge district of Zambia, hundreds gathered for a celebration that was the first of its kind. There was singing, laughing and no shortage of dancing. The village chiefs and government official ...

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China Kicks Off ‘Great Leap Forward’ On The Soccer Field

by Anthony Kuhn At an elementary school outside the Chinese capital, Beijing, first-graders practice controlling soccer balls under the instruction of American coach Tom Byer. "When I clap, everybody's going to dribble to the circle, p ...

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Maryland Joins States That Won’t Test New Drivers For Parallel Parking

by Bill Chappell Saying that it tests parallel parking skills in other ways, Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration is phasing out the portion of its test that has intimidated new drivers for generations. Maryland is joining the list o ...

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

by Owen Phillips One of the toughest jobs in education is the substitute teacher. The pay is low, schedules are unpredictable and respect can be hard to come by. But because the average teacher missed 11 days of school in 2012-2013, a sub ...

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Korean Air ‘Nut Rage’ Executive Freed From Jail

by Elise Hu Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might. She's the executive who wanted her macad ...

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Postman Who Gyrocoptered Onto Capitol Lawn Faces Two Felonies

by Peter Overby Doug Hughes, the Florida postman who gyrocoptered through Washington's anti-terrorism warning system to land on the Capitol lawn, now faces two felonies, four misdemeanors and up to 9 1/2 years in prison for his efforts ...

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Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

by Domenico Montanaro More than 500,000 people have gotten health insurance in Kentucky through the state's health care exchange, Kynect, and through expanded Medicaid. Kentucky has seen the second-steepest drop in uninsured of any s ...

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McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald’s Shareholders Meeting

by Allison Aubrey Whoa, I wouldn't want to be Steve Easterbrook right about now. The newish CEO of McDonald's — who has pledged to turn the fast-food giant into a progressive burger chain — is getting an earful this week, as the c ...

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