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4:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Pakistan Not Fans Of India's Parading While Obama Present

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:45 pm

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4:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Evolution Of Singer-Songwriter Dan Mangan

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:45 pm

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Sports
4:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Australia Banking On 'Wild Thing' At Australian Open

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:14 pm

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Europe
4:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Journalist Documents Anti-Semitism In A Swedish City

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:45 pm

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Parallels
4:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Free Syrian Army fighters run behind sandbags in Daraa Al-Mahata, in southern Syria, on Jan. 21. Many moderate rebels joined the uprising to fight against President Bashar Assad, but the U.S. plans to train them to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Wsam Almokdad Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:45 pm

In the U.S. view, the most serious threat coming from Syria is the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS. That's why the Pentagon is sending forces to train what it terms moderate Syrian rebel fighters.

But here's the catch. Moderate rebel commanders say it will be hard to explain this mission to their troops, who took up arms with the aim of toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad, not ISIS.

The U.S. plan calls for the Americans and their allies to train and equip about 5,000 Syrian moderates. U.S. troops are heading to Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for the training.

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 2:38 pm

A U.S. drone strike on suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen killed at least three people, just days after the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.

The Associated Press reports that the strike, which occurred in the central province of Marib, targeted a vehicle carrying three men near the border with neighboring Shabwa province, an al-Qaida stronghold. The news agency also quoted an al-Qaida member as saying two of the slain fighters were Yemenis, one Saudi. Here's more:

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It's All Politics
1:46 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions, March 21, 2010.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:25 am

This week, Congress returns with House leaders vowing to revisit the anti-abortion bill they pulled off the floor last week. The ban on abortions after 20 weeks was withdrawn when it appeared there weren't enough Republican votes to pass it.

Why did it need quite so many Republican votes? Because the GOP can no longer count on a contingent of Democrats to help out on abortion-related votes.

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NPR Story
1:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Friends, Not Jobs, Bring Millennials Back To Small N.H. City

"Paul Goodwin's 25 birthday - April 2013," writes Maddie DeSantis. "That's who we usually talk about when we refer to the Hill kids from our year. That's Pat Jackman up front left, then James Thompson in back, then Paul Goodwin, then Emmett, Aaron Wysocki, Me, and Leigh Messier is in front. At the time of that picture, only James wasn't living in Somo'" (Courtesy of Maddie DeSantis)

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:58 pm

When it comes to a community’s economic viability, policymakers and business leaders often say that it is essential to maintain a stable workforce and avoid a “brain drain.” That is often easier said than done.

Take New Hampshire. The state has an aging population and trouble convincing young people to move back home after college.

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1:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Water Cooler: From #Snowmageddon2015 To Football Ads

'Machete Kills' star Danny Trejo plays the hungry version of Marcia Brady in a teaser for a Snickers Super Bowl ad. (YouTube screenshot)

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:58 pm

On Mondays we look at how the news has been reverberating online. Joining us for that is Julia Turner, editor-in-chief of Slate, who says that the coming snowstorm in the Northeast is getting a lot of attention online (see #Snowmageddon2015 on Twitter), as well as a Brady Bunch-themed Super Bowl ad (see the teaser on YouTube).

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1:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Fuel Is Cheap, So Why Are Airfares High?

A U.S. Airways Airbus A320 airplane takes off from a runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, September 23, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:58 pm

This week could be a nightmare for anyone hoping to travel in or out of the Northeast. But when weather cooperates, it’s a great time for road trips, with oil prices at the lowest levels in years. It seems the same should be true for air travel. Not so.

Airlines are happy to keep prices high, because their customers just keep coming. Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.

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Author Interviews
1:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

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Book Reviews
1:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

One of Megan Mayhew Bergman's short stories is based on the life of dancer and actress Butterfly McQueen.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 2:17 pm

Almost Famous Women is the kind of "high concept" short-story collection that invites skepticism. These stories are about 13 historical women whose names you mostly might sort-of recognize. Beryl Markham, Butterfly McQueen and Shirley Jackson are slam-dunks, but Romaine Brooks and Joe Carstairs are a bit blurrier. While the family names of Allegra Byron, Dolly Wilde and Norma Millay betray their relation to important figures, we don't know what they did. And who the heck was Hazel Eaton or Tiny Davis?

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The Record
1:09 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

From Prog-Rock Pioneer To Kitsch King: Remembering Demis Roussos

International pop star Demis Roussos hams it up for the camera at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1975. Roussos died in Athens Sunday at age 68.
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Metropolis
1:03 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Metropolis: 1/24/15

This week's episode of Metropolis includes a new song from Panda Bear.
Fernanda Pereira Courtesy of the artist

This Week's Playlist

  • The Acid, "Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix)" (Mute)
  • Blonde, "I Loved You (Braxton Remix)" (Promo)
  • Mary J. Blige, "Right Now (feat. Disclosure)" (Capitol)
  • Pomo x Kaytranada, "Cherry Funk" (WW&W)
  • Cyril Hahn, "Slow (feat. Rochelle Jordan)" (Virgin/EMI)
  • Cut Snake, "Face Down" (Three Six Zero/Warner Bros.)
  • Gorgon City, "Try Me Out" (Black Butter/Virgin)
  • Cloud 9, "Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)" (Toolroom)
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World Cafe
12:46 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

World Cafe Next: Viet Cong

Viet Cong.
David Waldman Courtesy of the artist

This week's World Cafe: Next artist, Calgary's Viet Cong, released its full-length debut last week. It's not so much a dark record as a harsh one: This is a guitar-intensive rock band whose songs stretch out with some sturm and drang, while still finding ways to get under your skin. Hear and download two songs from Viet Cong on this page.

The Two-Way
12:31 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

An up-close shot of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit reveals its telltale lettering: his name, in stripes of gold down his jacket.
Prakash Singh AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:02 pm

There are many ways in diplomacy to make a name for yourself. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have taken this message literally.

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Mountain Stage
11:56 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Lisa Loeb On Mountain Stage

Lisa Loeb.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Lisa Loeb makes her second visit to Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. Since topping the pop charts in 1994 without so much as a record contract, Loeb has proven herself a singer-songwriter with immense staying power.

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Favorite Sessions
11:33 am
Mon January 26, 2015

KEXP Presents: Meatbodies

Meatbodies, performing live in the KEXP studio.
Matthew B. Thompson KEXP

Chad Ubovich has backed Mikal Cronin on tour and plays with Ty Segall in Fuzz. In the garage-rock band Meatbodies, the Californian lifts riff-heavy songs from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace. "Meatbodies," from the group's self-titled debut, is driven by intertwining guitar lines, thick basslines and pummeling beats.

SET LIST

  • "Mountain"

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The Two-Way
11:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras enters his new offices in Athens on Monday.
Orestis Panagiotou EPA/Landov

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:31 pm

Alexis Tsipras, who led his left-wing Syriza party to a momentous win in Greece's parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

Reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens, who is following the story, tells our Newscast unit that Tsipras now leads the first anti-austerity government in Europe. She adds:

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All Songs TV
11:03 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Girlpool, 'Chinatown'

Girlpool.
Alice Baxley Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:31 pm

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