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Check out this week's video featuring Chet Atkins and Stanley Jordan performing Stardust only on McQsJazz.com...

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'Orange is the New Black' actress Lea DeLaria's other career: Jazz singer

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Lea DeLaria’s other career: Jazz singer

by James Kim with Natalie Given Lea DeLaria is best known as one of the stars of “Orange is the New Black,” playing the larger-than-life lesb...

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Check out this week's video featuring Brian Culbertson performing Get It On Only on McQsJazz.com...

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

by NPR Staff Cocktail jazz isn't a sound you hear very much in pop music these days. But a duo known as Twin Danger is causing a scene with their s...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Deborah Cox and Jeremy Schonfield performing If We Hold On Together only on McQsJazz.com...

The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

by David Brent Johnson There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name: Miles. Billie. Bix. C...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Bobby Caldwell and Marilyn Scott performing Back to You only on McQsJazz.com...

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Update: Expecting A Baby

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Update: Expecting A Baby

by The AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby...

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Film

More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

by NPR Staff It's almost impossible to think of a toy that's more ubiquitous than Lego bricks. The popular interlocking building blocks are everywhere — from the big screen to kids' rooms around the country. So it may be hard to bel...

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Food

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Eleanor Beardsley This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and ...

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Film

In 1968, The 'Best Of Enemies' Faced Off In A Brutal, Televised Feud

In 1968, The ‘Best Of Enemies’ Faced Off In A Brutal, Televised Feud

by Ella Taylor Late in a series of bruising televised debates on ABC tied to the momentous Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968, Gore Vidal beamed one of his supercilious side-eyes at William F. Buckley Jr. and called him a "cry...

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

by Kristofor Husted Chert Hollow Farm sits nestled between rows of tall trees and a nearby stream in central Missouri. Eric and Joanna Reuter have been running the organic farm since 2006. That means they don't plant genetically modified...

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Reggie Watts, Man Of Many Voices, Improvised His Way To Success

by Daniel Hajek As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers. Reggi ...

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Being A Woman: Who Gets To Decide?

by Barbara J. King This week, Switzerland's Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the Indian sprinter Dutee Chand may race as a woman in international competition. This decision is significant because, just last year, Chand was deni ...

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The Good Listener: How do I play DJ without embarrassing myself?

by Stephen Thompson We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the brick-sized bale of bills that arrived during our recent vacation is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This time around: thoughts on ho ...

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How Sierra Leone’s Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

by Nurith Aizenman It's an open secret among journalists: When reporting a major news story in an unfamiliar country, it's great to have a "fixer." That's the catch-all term we use for our local guides to language and logistics — the ...

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Jericho Isn’t Cecil’s Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

by Bill Chappell Two non-profit conservation groups in Zimbabwe are telling distinctly different stories about a lion that's seen as an ally of Cecil, the popular 13-year-old animal whose death at the hands of an American hunter in July ...

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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

by Jim Zarroli In a setback for the Obama administration, talks aimed at setting up a major free-trade zone among 12 Pacific Rim countries — the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership — have ended without success. Although U.S. Trade R ...

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One More Test

After doing everything you thought you had to do, the goal is still at a distance. What do you want to do? You feel like you gave everything to get to this point, and now you have nothing left. You can allow yourself to react negatively; ...

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

by Jason Margolis When engineers at Ford want to see how a new car handles, they take it to a large track with loops and straightaways. But that traditional testing ground isn't much help to Randy Visintainer, director of Ford's autonomo ...

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Lawsuit claims ‘Happy Birthday’ song should be in the public domain

by Michelle Lanz For the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” filmmaker Steve James had to pay $5,000 to Warner/Chappell for the privilege of using a very brief rendition of “Happy Birthday To You." Hoop Dreams - Arthur's Birthday (20t ...

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California says water use fell by 27 percent in June

by KPCC Staff Water use in California fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, regulators said Thursday. "That is really good. Californians and the water suppliers that serv ...

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