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SA Mosby discusses conviction of man who disguised himself as woman and carried out a brutal murder. Sept 26, 2016.
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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

Julius White has the local news: with rain projected for the next few days, there is a flood advisory in effect for Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has responded to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's criticisms in the New York Times Magazine, where Mosby accused Rawlings-Blake of delivering misinformation following Gray's death. Baltimore schools will expand their breakfast program with funding from a DC nonprofit, Share our Strength.
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This Week on WEAA

First Edition Sept 29: United Nations Argues for Reparations; More on Mosby Article

First Edition host Sean Yoes and Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead discusses a recent report by the United Nations that argues that Black Americans should be paid reparations. Then, Yoes continues the discussion about the controversial New York Times Magazine article featuring Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Veteran defense attorney A. Dwight Pettit joins the conversation.
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NPR News

In 2012, Shimon Peres became hip.

The then-Israeli president was 88 years old at the time, but not too old to shoot this music video asking people around the world to friend him on Facebook:

The video is playful, but Peres was dead serious. With his signature stone-faced expression, he imparted his words of advice to young people.

"Peace is needed. For your future. For your future. For your future," Peres said in the video, his words set to a dance beat.

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How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

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Louis Casanova is playing cards with a friend on the back deck of a recovery house in Philadelphia's northern suburbs.

He's warm and open as he talks about his past few years. The guy everyone calls Louie started using drugs like Xanax and Valium during his freshman year of high school. At age 18, Casanova turned to heroin. About two years later, the rehab shuffle began.

"I relapsed and then I was just getting high. And then I went to treatment again in February of 2015," he says. "Then I relapsed again and went back to treatment."

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The Latest In Sports

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A friend of photographer Phillip Toledano once said "He is the most self-absorbed person I've ever met — but he wears it well."

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano is a new short film in which the photographer, with the assistance of makeup artists, fortune tellers, and psychics, disguises himself as the various fates life might one day hold for him: Ending up a homeless alcoholic, a white-collar criminal cuffed and taken away by police, or a lonely senior, feeding a small dog from his plate — and more.

Michael Twitty wants you to know where Southern food really comes from. And he wants the enslaved African-Americans who were part of its creation to get credit. That's why Twitty goes to places like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's grand estate in Charlottesville, Va. — to cook meals that slaves would have eaten and put their stories back into American history.

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WEAA's Marcellus Shepard Attends the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

I had the pleasure of being on the island of Curacao for the 7th annual Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. I was able to experience the island through a few excursions and brought it’s food, history and culture back to the United States via my live broadcast from the island. What a beautiful place with incredible people. Please enjoy these clips and pictures from the exquisite island of Curacao!
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In the Community

September Community Cares: The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group

The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group invites you to support the creation of the wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Black in Wax Museum.
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Attention Caterers!

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

Watch: Vibraphonist Warren Wolf Sits Down With the Bassman

Checkout the Bassman on the Cool Jazz Countdown as he sits down with vibraphonist Warren Wolf about his latest CD, Convergence.
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