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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...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring The Carpenters performing A Song For You only on McQsJazz.com...

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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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Food

McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

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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Television

David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

by Bill Chappell It's last call for The Late Show. As of tonight, David Letterman's run of 33 years in the talk-show business will end, shutting down a TV show that was famously comfortable being both acerbic and goofy. "Tomorrow is ou...

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Food

What Does 'Raw' Mean? When It Comes To Almonds, You Might Be Surprised

What Does ‘Raw’ Mean? When It Comes To Almonds, You Might Be Surprised

by Lesley McClurg When you're talking about almonds, "raw" may not mean what you think. All California almonds — which would be virtually all the almonds in the country — are either heat-pasteurized or treated with a fumigant. The p...

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Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

by Jill Neimark The most luscious watermelon the Deep South has ever produced was once so coveted, 19th-century growers used poison or electrocuting wires to thwart potential thieves, or simply stood guard with guns in the thick of night...

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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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How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression

by Stacey Vanek Smith I'm in a booth with a computer program called Ellie. She's on a screen in front of me. Ellie was designed to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and when I get into the booth she starts asking me ...

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Maine Bill Aims To Make Abuse-Deterrent Painkillers More Affordable

by Patty Wight The problem of opiate addiction in Maine is one that state Rep. Barry Hobbins knows something about. "One of my family members has been struggling with this dreaded addiction of opiates for six years," he says. So when ph ...

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Chipping Away At The Mystery Of The Oldest Tools Ever Found

by Chris Joyce A scientific discovery in Kenya, first reported in April, challenges conventional wisdom about human history, say the scientists who made the discovery and are now releasing the details. The scientists say the collection ...

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Viewing A Universe In Flux

by Marcelo Gleiser The phenomenally successful Hubble Space Telescope turned 25 last month. To celebrate the occasion, the Hubble team released a spectacular photo of a "stellar nursery," a region of space where huge amounts of gas and ...

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Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

by Jason Beaubien A couple of toy planes are out to catch illegal loggers and miners in the Amazon. It's an awesome responsibility. Every year, illegal logging and mining in the Peruvian Amazon destroy tens of thousands of acres of rai ...

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Would Federal Involvement Actually Change Policing?

by Carrie Johnson David Clarke, the sheriff in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin doesn't think federal involvement in policing is going to change much. His reaction to the new White House report on 21st century policing, and what he told the H ...

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Home-Brewed Morphine Is Around The Corner

by Michaeleen Doucleff Making morphine — or heroin*, for that matter — isn't easy. You have to know a bunch of fancy chemistry to synthesize the drug from scratch. Or you have to get your hands on some opium poppies and extract morph ...

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Pressure To Act Unethically Looms Over Wall Street, Survey Finds

by John Ydstie A new survey of financial professionals tends to confirm the widely held belief that the financial industry has an ethics problem. Among the more than 1,200 financial professionals in the U.S. and Britain who were surveye ...

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