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Metropolis: 10/25/14

October 27, 2014 - 1:08pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley plays several tracks from Flight Facilities, as well as music by Chrome Sparks, Deadmau5 and others in this week's two-hour EDM mix.

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

October 27, 2014 - 1:07pm

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.

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Witches, Vampires, And Pirates: 5 Years Of America's Most Popular Costumes

October 27, 2014 - 12:59pm

Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to number 4 in just five years.

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Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

October 27, 2014 - 12:56pm

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.

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Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

October 27, 2014 - 12:56pm

A master of acoustic blues guitar, Smither performs songs from his 16th album, Still On The Levee.

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Taylor Swift's New Album Completes Transformation To Pop

October 27, 2014 - 12:50pm

The 24-year-old singer's latest album, "1989," continues the turn away from country music, where she started.

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Marysville Mourns Students Who Died In School Shooting

October 27, 2014 - 12:45pm

A 14-year-old girl wounded in the shooting has died, raising the death toll in to three, including the student who opened fire.

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Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz

October 27, 2014 - 12:41pm

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."

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What Happens When A School Pays Teachers $125,000 A Year

October 27, 2014 - 12:40pm

Higher teacher salaries may help students do better in school, according to a study that looked at a New York City charter school.

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CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

October 27, 2014 - 12:35pm

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

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U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

October 27, 2014 - 12:35pm

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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KEXP Presents: Conor Oberst

October 27, 2014 - 12:34pm

The Bright Eyes singer performs live in the studio with fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson.

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Bob Boilen's Top 10 Discoveries From The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon

October 27, 2014 - 12:30pm

Every fall, hundreds of bands migrate to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. Bob Boilen wants to share a few standouts from this year's lineup.

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Deadline Approaches On Iran's Nuclear Program

October 27, 2014 - 12:20pm

So far, the negotiations have failed to broker a deal, and there may be a move to extend the deadline.

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Climate Science Controversy On The Campaign Trail

October 27, 2014 - 12:12pm

Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on how climate change in the classroom is playing out on the Wyoming campaign trail.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

October 24, 2014 - 12:09pm

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

October 24, 2014 - 11:53am

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

October 24, 2014 - 11:13am

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

October 24, 2014 - 11:04am

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize

October 24, 2014 - 11:02am

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

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