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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

WEAA's Julius White has the local news: The teenager accused of stealing a car with a baby inside is facing criminal charges. There may be a record turnout for early voting in Maryland this year — by yesterday afternoon, turnout was already higher than the first day of voting four years ago. At end of day, more than 125,000 people had cast their ballots. And, state and local transportation officials are launching a new effort called the Look Up, Look Out campaign, intended to increase awareness about pedestrian safety.
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This Week on WEAA

Medical professionals learn how to use the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit at Camp Phoenix near Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2010
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First Edition Oct 27: Thousands of Untested Rape Kits Statewide

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that thousands of rape kits statewide have gone untested, despite a nationwide push to collect, process and catalog DNA evidence from sexual assaults. First Edition host Sean Yoes explores the pervasive rape culture in the United States with Nneka Nmamdi, director of Community Wellness for The Living Well, and Carrie Evans, former legislative director for The Human Rights Campaign.
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Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

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Episode Twelve: Glow in the Park

The 12th — and final — episode of our first season, "Glow in the Park," presents a history of Druid Hill Park, the third oldest public urban park in the country.
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The video shows an enraged man repeatedly hitting a woman in an apartment elevator.

Filmed in the northern Chinese city of Langfang, the security camera footage went viral last Friday. In the video, the woman fights back, eventually pushing the man out of the elevator as her child cowers behind a bicycle.

The reason for his behavior? The woman said she requested that he stop smoking in the elevator.

According to Chinese media, the man is still at large.

Nearly a year after former Russian press minister and Kremlin insider Mikhail Lesin was found dead in a downtown hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities have ruled his death an accident and closed the case.

The finding comes after a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, the city's Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.

Matt O'Hayer thought he was in the idyllic part of the egg business. He's CEO of Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, which markets eggs from hens that run around outdoors, on grassy pastures, at about a hundred different farms.

"I thought that there's nothing more beautiful than eggs, where you have sort of a symbiotic relationship; you take care of the hen and she gives you this little gift every day," says O'Hayer.

Until a few years ago, he never thought about where those hens come from, or what happened to their male siblings.

As Iraqi security forces advance toward the ISIS-held city of Mosul, ISIS militants are said to be rounding up civilians from surrounding areas and bringing them to the city to use as human shields.

How do you get women who never talk about breast cancer to start opening up?

That was the question on the mind of Usman Saleemi, who along with colleagues Tiya Fazelbhoy and Jaison Ben created a bra designed to encourage breast self-examination among women in Pakistan.

According to Pink Ribbon, a national breast cancer charity based in Lahore, Pakistan has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia. More than 40,000 women lose their lives to the disease each year.

FBI Director James Comey has notified members of Congress that the FBI has reopened its investigation into the handling of classified information in connection with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state.

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Maybe this election cycle really is getting to us.

On Friday, one report showed the economy is growing at a surprisingly quick pace, but another found consumers are feeling less upbeat.

The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in this year's third quarter. That's a very solid expansion — the fastest pace in two years. It exceeded the 2.5 percent rate most economists had been forecasting.

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Mario Grigorov On Piano Jazz

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Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mario Grigorov studied classical music until he fell in love with jazz. When he was a child, his parents performed in the Sofia Symphony Orchestra before the family moved to Iran, where his father played in the Shah's symphony orchestra. Grigorov continued to study music intensively as his family moved to Austria and Australia before he settled in the United States in 1992.


Planning to Vote Early? Here is your list of Maryland's Early Voting Centers

Early Voting Days for the 2016 General Election: Thursday, October 27th – Thursday, November 3rd

Stepping Out With Your Girl Cheryl: Oct 28-30

Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
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Here we find Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ahead with an average 6.9 point popular vote lead if it were a two-way race between just her and Republican nominee Donald Trump. In a four-way race including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, that lead shrinks to 6 percentage points. Nothing significant - at the moment - if the race were tabulated and completed today. Yet, it could be significant if the race between her and Trump tightens.
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In the Community

WEAA Celebrates MSU Homecoming

This weekend WEAA was present during Morgan States's Homecoming game for the first time in years!
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Watch: Vocalist and Keyboardist Kandace Springs Sits Down with the Bassman

The Bassman sits down one-on-one with a new voice on the music scene who’s going to rise to the top, vocalist and keyboardist Kandace Springs.
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Taraji P. Henson Speaks at The National Museum of Natural History in D.C.

The room hushed as over 500 women of all ages, mostly African American, held their breath and watched Taraji P. Henson emerge from the curtains onto the stage of Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History this weekend. Tickets to see RAH were one of the many premiums offered during the WEAA 88.9 Fall Membership Drive last week.
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Vote for WEAA and First Edition in the Baltimore Music Awards!

Both WEAA and First edition are finalists in the Baltimore Music Awards. WEAA is nominated for 2016 Radio Station, and First Edition is nominated for 2016 radio show. Now, we need you to vote for us! Follow the link below.
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Attention Caterers!

WEAA is looking for local catering donations for our upcoming special events.