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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...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

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Three Jazz Pianists, A Generation After Apartheid

Three Jazz Pianists, A Generation After Apartheid

by Giovanni Russonello In South Africa, the major art of resistance during apartheid was jazz: a melting pot where folk songs and hymns defiantly m...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Natalie Cole performing Lush Life only on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Jaco Pistorius performing Soul Intro-The Chicken only on McQsJazz.com...

Mardi Gras Spills Open in New Orleans

Mardi Gras Spills Open in New Orleans

by Eve Troeh On a sunny Sunday in New Orleans, barbecue stands and ice-filled coolers line a closed-off street. Central City is not a tourist zone,...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring The Crusaders performing Scratch only on McQsJazz.com...

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'24 Days' Retells A Brutal Crime With Little Explanation

’24 Days’ Retells A Brutal Crime With Little Explanation

by Mark Jenkins 24 Days recounts the grisly fate of Ilan Halimi, the young Jewish Parisian who in 2006 was kidnapped, held for ransom, and tortured beyond what his body could endure. But it's not Ilan who addresses the camera at the beg...

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Food

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

by Marc Silver Editor's note: A version of this story ran in April 2014. Yes, it is true that gardening requires patience. But face it, we live in an impatient world. And gardeners everywhere were depressed by the brutal and endless wi...

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Television

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

by Gene Demby   The episode of 'Finding Your Roots' on which Ben Affleck appeared was focused in large part around issues of race. On Tuesday evening, the the Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck released a statement on his Facebook pag...

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

In Its Season Finale, ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

by Kat Chow In Fresh Off The Boat's season finale, Jessica, the family matriarch, worries over whether or not she and her kids have assimilated too much. The Huangs had been struggling to make ends meet, and now all of a sudden, things...

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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

by Allison Aubrey It's been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators. Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are c...

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Susan Mellen, falsely imprisoned for 17 years, sues city of LA

by Miguel Contreras and Eric Zassenhaus < p class="inaugural">A Gardena woman who endured a 17-year imprisonment for a murder she did not commit is suing the city of Los Angeles, saying the L.A. Police detective in charge of her case ...

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National Guard Members Face Challenges In Seeking Help For PTSD

by Eileen Pace NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base." This is the last of four reports this week about ...

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Chris Rock On The Whiteness Of Baseball: ‘Baseball Should Be Terrified’

by Gene Demby On the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, Chris Rock talked about the loneliness of being a black baseball fan in 2015, at a time when less than 10 percent of baseball's players and fans are black. ...

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

by Aarti Shahani Passwords get hacked — a lot. In an effort to move beyond passwords, big companies are embracing biometric technology: the use of fingerprints, iris scans or voice recognition for user identification. To heighten secu ...

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How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain’s Life

by Marc Silver Have you ever had an "aha" moment? Suddenly, it becomes clear you have to make a change in your life, and you actually go ahead and do it. Safeena Husain, 43, has had three "aha" moments. She ran away from home in India t ...

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Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

by Jon Hamilton The simple act of thinking can accelerate the growth of many brain tumors. That's the conclusion of a paper in Cell published Thursday that showed how activity in the cerebral cortex affected high-grade gliomas, whi ...

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CinemaCon 2015: Theater owners brace for new calorie labeling mandate on concessions

by John Horn and Michelle Lanz The Food and Drug Administration announced last year that your local multiplex will have to start posting nutritional information about all of its concessions by the end of 2015. So by the time you see the ...

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California officials propose higher electricity rates for some

by Ellen Knickmeyer California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line ...

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds’ Conviction

by Eyder Peralta A federal appeals court has thrown out Barry Bonds' 2011 obstruction of justice conviction. If you remember, a jury weighed whether Bonds lied to a grand jury about his use of performance enhancing drugs. They could not ...

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‘Planetary’ Calls For A Global Vision Shift For Earthlings

by Marcelo Gleiser As today is Earth Day, it may be that nothing is more appropriate than watching, here, at 13.7, a preview of the documentary Planetary.  Using footage from NASA, interviews and spectacular imagery from across the ...

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