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4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

Jonathan Treviño poses in front of a drug bust.
Courtesy of Jonathan Treviño

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 11:51 am

This week, NPR examines public corruption in South Texas. The FBI has launched a task force to clean up entrenched misconduct by public officials in the Rio Grande Valley. In this installment of the series, we hear from a police officer who became a drug dealer.

In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where people are accustomed to seeing public officials led away in handcuffs, the case of the Panama Unit shocked everyone. The Valley's celebrated anti-narcotics squad had gone to the dark side.

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Theater
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production

Damon Daunno (Curly) and Amber Gray (Laurey) star in director Daniel Fish's experimental retelling of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Cory Weaver Courtesy of Bard College

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

Oklahoma! was the first musical that the celebrated team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote together. On the surface, it tells the story of a young woman (Laurey) deciding whether to go to a party with a dangerous, lonely farmhand (Jud) or a nice, young cowboy (Curly).

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Music
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Grateful Dead Plays Final Shows With Record-Breaking Audiences

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Health Care
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Hospitals Set New Restrictions On Who Can Perform Risky Surgeries

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Commentary
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Correction: Revolutionary War History

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Remembrances
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Business
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Technology
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 3:23 pm

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Religion
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Pope Francis Begins South America Tour With Mass In Ecuador

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Europe
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Despite Uncertainty, Greeks Show Pride In Rejecting Bailout Plan

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 1:33 pm

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Economy
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Germany, France Keep Door Open To Greek Requests For Economic Help

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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World
4:30 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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All Songs TV
3:57 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

First Watch: Stranger Cat, 'Sirens'

The Two-Way
3:54 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

The popular reddit question-and-answer section /r/IAmA, along with hundreds of others, has shut down in an apparent protest over the dismissal of a key figure at the social sharing site.
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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:57 pm

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has apologized to users of the popular website reddit, citing a "long history of mistakes" that resulted in an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections to protest the dismissal of a key figure in the site's popular r/IAmA section.

Here's part of Pao's apology that was posted on the site Monday:

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Shots - Health News
3:51 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

Nora Zamichow says if she and her husband, Mark Saylor, had known how doctors die, they might have made different treatment decisions for him toward the end of his life.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 2:03 pm

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she felt performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients.

It looks nothing like what we see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the ordeal.

"I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life," she says. "I would be doing the CPR with tears coming down sometimes, and saying, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, goodbye.' Because I knew that it very likely not going to be successful. It just seemed a terrible way to end someone's life."

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The Two-Way
3:49 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shakes hands with Vietnam's General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 1. Trong will meet with President Obama in the White House on Tuesday.
Luong Thai Linh EPA/Landov

Nguyen Phu Trong — the head of Vietnam's communist party and one of most powerful figures in the Southeast Asian nation — will meet with President Obama on Tuesday for a historic meeting aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations.

The 71-year-old party secretary said Friday that he hopes to build trust between Washington and Hanoi 20 years after President Bill Clinton normalized diplomatic ties and four decades after the end of the Vietnam War.

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The Two-Way
3:45 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Lawyers File Motion For New Trial

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:00 pm

Less than two weeks after he was sentenced to die for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun the process of seeking a new trial.

Tsarnaev's lawyers filed a preliminary motion Monday that will reportedly seek to overturn his conviction and his death sentence. More from the Associated Press:

"The motion did not contain any details on what grounds they plan to argue, saying only that a new trial is 'required in the interests of justice.' "

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From Scratch
3:36 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder Of Sesame Workshop

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Joan Ganz Cooney, co-founder of the popular children's programming company Sesame Workshop. Harris also speaks with Jonathan Cedar, co-founder of Biolite.

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Favorite Sessions
3:17 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

KEXP Presents: Purity Ring

Purity Ring performs live in the KEXP studio.
Dave Lichterman KEXP

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 3:49 pm

Purity Ring's second album, Another Eternity, marries Corin Roddick's beats and production to Megan James' gorgeous voice. The Edmonton duo has been selling out brilliantly illuminated and choreographed live shows across the country, and on its way through Seattle, the band pulled off a dazzling performance in the jewel-box-sized KEXP live room. Here's "Begin Again."

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  • "Begin Again"
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World Cafe
3:13 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Saun & Starr On World Cafe

Saun & Starr.
Joe Del Tufo WXPN

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:38 pm

You may have heard Saun & Starr singing live with The Dap-Kings. Now, these two seasoned former backup singers are taking center stage.

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