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Episode Eleven: The Rise of Charm City — Live!

Episode 11, "The Rise of Charm City — LIVE!" is a broadcast of our very first live performance event, held on July 14 at the historic Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum.
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First Edition July 27: Black Mothers Speak at DNC; Bill Clinton's Speech; Mosby's Drops All Charges

Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead sits in for First Edition host Sean Yoes. Whitehead covers the DNC in Philadelphia, discussing Bill Clinton’s speech, and black mothers speaking at the convention. Then, conversation about Marilyn Mosby's shocking decision to drop all charges against the police officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray.
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His art appeared in a range of places, from the Navy News and Tales from the Crypt to Time and TV Guide. Jack Davis, a founding member of Mad magazine, has died at 91. The influential cartoonist was one of the humorists known as the "Usual Gang of Idiots."

Davis' knack for dry caricature created iconic parodies for Mad, spoofing TV and films from High Noon to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gone with the Wind, and M*A*S*H.

Iranian-Swedish mathematician Sara Zahedi has won a prestigious European Mathematical Society Prize, the top honor for young European mathematicians awarded once every four years.

Zahedi is being recognized for her efforts to improve computer simulations of the behavior of fluids that don't mix together.

Growing up in South Carolina, soul singer Sharon Jones knew the from first time she sang in her church's Christmas play that she would be a musician.

"I was, like, maybe 8, 9 years old ... and I got to sing 'Silent Night,'" she tells Fresh Air host Terry Gross. Jones remembers audience members taking note of her performance. "Right then and there," she says, "I knew that I was going to be a singer. God had blessed me with a gift."

A bone from a human ancestor that died between 1.8 million and 1.6 million years ago shows evidence of cancer, a newly published study finds. It is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor.

While many are calling this election a bitter contest, one Philadelphia business has found a sweet side to the electoral process — by reviving a patriotic tradition dating back centuries: clear toy candies.

Made of sugar, water and maybe a little coloring boiled to the correct temperature, then poured into elaborate molds, clear toy candies are a Pennsylvania tradition. With the Democratic convention in town this week, Philadelphia's renowned clear candy maker, Shane Confectionery, is putting out these sweet sculptures with a political theme.

Flour seems innocuous. We've long been warned to wash our hands after handling chicken, and to cook our hamburgers well. We wash lettuce that came straight from the field. But really, flour?

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded everyone that flour is, in fact, a raw, uncooked food, just like those fresh greens. Yes, it can make you sick.

Russian and Syria have said they are opening humanitarian corridors out of besieged, rebel-held areas in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. But NPR has reached civilians in the embattled city who turned back for fear of the ongoing shelling.

In a big hotel conference room near New York's Times Square, six doctors huddle around a greasy piece of raw pork. They watch as addiction medicine specialist Michael Frost delicately marks the meat, incises it and implants four match-sized rods.

"If you can do it well on the pork, you can easily do it on the person," Frost tells his audience.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine introduced himself to America Wednesday night as a fighter, Hillary Clinton's ally and — a dad. Not just a dad to his own children but everybody's dad.

To start, he doesn't speak like a politician.

"Can I be honest with you about something?" Kaine said, "Can I be honest with you about something? I never expected to be here." He talked about his midwestern upbringing, and his own union father dad.

Baz Luhrmann seems aware that as an Australian writer-director who first became known for Strictly Ballroom, he isn't the most obvious choice to produce a drama series about the origins of hip-hop in the South Bronx in the late 1970s.

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Spend Labor Day Weekend in Curacao!

You and a guest could win a weekend at the Curacao North Sea Jazz festival, September 1-4 2016

WEAA & the Bassman Nominated for JazzWeek Awards

Thanks JazzWeek! WEAA & our very own Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard are nominated for Station of the Year & Presenter of the Year!
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July CD: Gregory Porter's "Take Me to the Alley"

So good that we’ve extended it another month! Grammy Award winning vocalist Gregory Porter is showcasing why he’s one of the top male vocalist in music today on his brand new release for Blue Note Records.
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Jazz Master of the Month: Sonny Rollins

On September 7, 1930, Sonny Rollins was born in New York City. Rollins' artistic neighborhood included such musical giants (to-be) as Jackie McLean, drummer Art Taylor and pianist Kenny Drew.
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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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July Community Cares: The Journey Continues

The Community Cares for July is The Journey Continues Breast Cancer Survivor Organization. It was founded by inaugural President and Co-Founder Marlene King, who transitioned in November 2015.
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