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Beyoncé, Bandcamp And Bob Dylan: The Week In Music News

Friday, February 03, 2017

From the pregnancy announcement that broke the internet to the industry's response to the president's executive action on immigration, this was an eventful week.

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Health Insurers Say They Don't Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

Friday, February 03, 2017

Researchers asked health insurance executives what worries them most about Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. They said incentives to keep healthy people enrolled need to be stronger.

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John Legend On Talking Politics In Public, Even When It's Hard

Friday, February 03, 2017

"If America doesn't want to consume the art of people who are liberal-minded, there's not gonna be a lot of art for them to consume," the singer tells NPR's David Greene.

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

Friday, February 03, 2017

You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpreter's family has finally joined him in the U.S.

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With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality TV Show

Friday, February 03, 2017

President Trump says and does things in a similar way to what you see on reality TV, says Tom Forman. He would know, because he makes reality TV shows.

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Justina Machado On Her Quinceañera, Rita Moreno's Abs And 'One Day At A Time'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Machado and Moreno star in Netflix's reboot of the 1970s sitcom. This time, the family is Cuban-American and its single mom (Machado) is a veteran who served in Afghanistan.

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Berkeley Students Debate Cancellation Of Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Violent protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday over a speech by the Breitbart editor. Two Berkeley students are divided over the school's cancellation of the speech.

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Saudi Women Stunt Hard (And Dis Men) In A Music Video Gone Viral

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

"Throughout Saudi Arabia, throughout the Gulf, throughout the entire Middle East, this is getting a lot of play and a lot of conversation," says NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas. And you can dance to it."

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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Trump and Republican lawmakers say that letting insurers sell health plans across state lines would save money. But when Rhode Island tried it, the results weren't encouraging.

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From The Critic's Desk: A Preview Of 2017 In Jazz

Monday, January 30, 2017

Jazz critic Nate Chinen and Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride discuss a few of this year's hotly anticipated albums, including new work by Miguel Zenón and Kevin Eubanks.

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'This Is How It Always Is' Was Inspired By Its Author's Transgender Child

Monday, January 30, 2017

Still, Laurie Frankel says, her book is fiction. "The nice thing about my life is that it's pretty boring, which is really how you want your life to be — but not how you want your novel to be."

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'You Look Like Them And Sound Like Us': Charley Pride's Long Journey In Country Music

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pride will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Grammys. His rise from a Mississippi sharecropping family to Nashville superstardom has included a lot of firsts.

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Kim Cattrall, More Than Just A Murder Victim In 'Witness For The Prosecution'

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cattrall — best known for her role on Sex and the City — plays a murdered socialite in a new TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's play. She says she wanted to open up the character and understand her.

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Cast As Brooding Leads, Rufus Sewell Says His Real Talent Is Comedy

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rufus Sewell is seemingly everywhere these days — on stage and on the small screen, including Amazon's alternate-history series The Man in the High Castle, in which he plays an American Nazi leader.

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Renowned Biographer Patricia Bosworth Writes A Chapter From Her Own Life

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Men in My Life chronicles a 10-year period during which Bosworth married, divorced, finished college, became an actress, and worked alongside some of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s.

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In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

Friday, January 27, 2017

After forgiving and befriending her son's killer, Mary Johnson-Roy started sharing her story in local churches. That's where she met her future husband, Ed Roy, who also lost a son to murder.

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'Archie Got Hot' Is A Sentence You'll Hear In New, Noir 'Riverdale'

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The CW's new show takes the sunny, optimistic teens of the classic Archie Comics and drops them into a re-imagined hometown full of sex, secrets and murder — and yes, Archie now has great abs.

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Muslim Marine Answers Questions In Effort To Fight Islamophobia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mansoor Shams has been standing on street corners around the country with a sign saying, "I'm A Muslim U.S. Marine Ask Anything." It's exhausting, "but I feel like it's almost become my mission."

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'Soviet Daughter': How A Great-Grandmother's Diary Became A Graphic Novel

Sunday, January 22, 2017

After her beloved great-grandmother's death, author Julia Alekseyeva discovered her memoirs, bursting with rich details of her life in the USSR enduring wars, pogroms, and purges.

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Unraveling The Berimbau, A Simple Instrument With A Trove Of Hidden Talents

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The late Naná Vasconcelos helped put the berimbau on the world's musical map. Gregory Beyer of the group Arcomusical says Vasconcelos didn't just master the instrument, he reinvented it.

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