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Check out this week's video featuring Wayne Shorter performing Children of the Night only on McQsJazz.com...

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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

The Beat-Man Behind ‘Birdman’

by NPR Staff Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers around, and right now he's experiencing a breakthrough. Jazz h...

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Check out this week's video featuring Will Downing and Gerald Albright performing Georgia On My Mind only on McQsJazz.com...

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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...

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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...

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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales

by Dan Charles While prolonged drought has put a strain on California agriculture, most of the state's farms, it seems, aren't just surviving it: They are prospering. The environment, though, that's another story. We'll get to t...

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From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey's Year Speaks For Itself

From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey’s Year Speaks For Itself

by NPR Staff Clock yourself the next time you tie your shoes. Chances are, in the time it took you to get those shoes laced up, Ronda Rousey would have knocked out her opponent in a typical mixed martial arts match. Rousey, the re...

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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

by Lesley McClurg More than 21,000 people are out of work this year from California's drought, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The majority are in agriculture. Those farmworkers lucky enough to have a...

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Los Angeles 2024 Olympics revenue projections may be on the high side

Los Angeles 2024 Olympics revenue projections may be on the high side

by AP with KPCC Organizers behind Los Angeles' plans for the 2024 Olympic Games released a budget Tuesday that predicts a $161 million surplus, but those numbers may be on the high side. Victor Matheson, who studies economics at Colle...

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Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

by Stacy Nick A beautiful ballerina and a handsome prince are at the heart of the world's most famous ballets. Sleeping Beauty. Swan Lake. The Nutcracker, of course. And at training grounds for future dancers, plenty of girls ho...

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Five ‘Scary’ Experiments That Did Not Destroy The World

by Marcelo Gleiser Scanning YouTube for popular science videos, I found a jewel — clocking over 10 million views — titled "Five Experiments That Could Have Destroyed The World." The fact that we are here means these experiment ...

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Television 2015: How TV Is Embracing And Nervously Sweating On YouTube

by Linda Holmes This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Ca ...

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Virginia Television Station Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Slain Journalists

by Eyder Peralta A Virginia television station that found itself making the news yesterday held a moment of silence during its 6 a.m. newscast to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were shot and killed durin ...

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Abortion Foes Scour Clinics’ Trash For Discarded Records

by Charles Ornstein The scene in front of abortion clinics is often tense, with clinic workers escorting patients past activists waving signs and taking photographs. But increasingly, another drama is unfolding out back. There, ab ...

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Climber Could Become 1st Woman To Conquer ‘Wall Of Death’ Route

by Laura Wagner Twenty-two-year-old professional rock climber Sasha DiGiulian is attempting to become the first woman to scale the Paciencia route on the north face of Mount Eiger. The peak in the Swiss Alps is known as the "Wall O ...

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Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

by Aarti Shahani Here's an experience some of us have had. The phone rings. You pick it up and say "Hello. Hello. Helloooo." But nobody answers. It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line: an automated comput ...

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Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

by Jacob McCleland Crooks and criminals in America's farm country are turning to an old crime — cattle rustling. The high price for beef and substance abuse are behind the surge in livestock theft, and that's putting some ranchers ...

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China’s Financial Capital Tries To Become A Cultural Capital

by Frank Langfitt Inside Shanghai's cavernous Yuz Museum, there's a two-story metal box. And inside that box: a fire hose dangling from a chain. Every hour, the hose fills with water and dances about, spraying in a frenzy for jus ...

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What If Serena Williams Had Faced Tougher Rivals?

by Frank Deford Always, the ever-tantalizing, ever-impossible discussion in every sport revolves around who's the greatest player ever. It's so difficult trying to compare champions from different eras, but it's a constant party game ...

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Puerto Rico Under Tropical Storm Warning As Erika Gains Steam

by Eyder Peralta The National Hurricane Center has put Puerto Rico, and some surrounding islands in the Caribbean, under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Erika gains strength in the Atlantic. The warning means that residents ...

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