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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

WEAA's Julius White has the local news: Larry Hogan is reaffirming Maryland's commitment to make improvements to Baltimore's aging Howard Street tunnel. Improvements will allow higher double stack container trains to travel to and from the port of Baltimore. And Adnan Sayeed, whose story was popularized by the Serial podcast, is asking a judge to release him while he awaits a new trial.
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First Edition Oct 24: Hillary Clinton Attempts to Expand the Electoral Map

First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses national politics with political strategist Catalina Byrd and commentator Sean Breeze, including Hillary Clinton attempting to expand the presidential electoral map into reliably red states and working on behalf of down-ballot Democrats in search of a mandate on November 8.
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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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For the first time, an American has won the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most coveted literary award. Paul Beatty will take home the award and the purse, 50,000 pounds (about $61,000), for his novel The Sellout, a satire about race in the U.S. Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, called the book "a novel for our times," and said Beatty "slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim at racial and political taboos with verve and a snarl."

We keep hearing that this election is like no other, but when I watch old movies, I often hear echoes of what's going on in the campaign.

The guy who opines in A Face in the Crowd (1957), say, that in the then-new age of television, "instead of long-winded public debates, people want capsule slogans."

For years, the United Nations has refused to publicly acknowledge that its troops were the source of a massive cholera outbreak in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.

But now the U.N. is accepting "moral responsibility" for the outbreak that has sickened nearly 800,000 people and killed more than 9,000 others.

The New York Giants have released kicker Josh Brown over his admitted abuse of his then-wife, in a case that has previously raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish players who commit acts of domestic violence.

"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," team President John Mara said in a statement. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

Along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, armed groups on patrol — mostly men — look for illegal immigrants and drug traffickers. They're not U.S. Border Patrol, but regular people who've decided to take matters into their own hands.

They call themselves militias. Groups such as these have been around for decades, but they exploded in number after Barack Obama was elected president. Today, there are 276 militia groups around the country, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In a cavernous, dimly-lit auditorium in Washington last month, three officials took the stage.

They settled themselves into tan, leather armchairs and fielded questions, including this one: Name a global flashpoint you're looking to with concern?

"North Korea," came the reply from one. "And how the United States and China deal with that situation."

The exchange is worth noting because the three people on stage were current or former CIA officials.

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Cori Bargmann's new job description includes "to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century." That's quite a lofty goal.

Bargmann is a neuroscientist and president of science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the joint venture of pediatrician Priscilla Chan and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The couple pledged $3 billion to solve major medical problems by helping scientists and engineers collaborate long term, over 25, 50, even 80 years.

Researchers have launched an innovative medical experiment that's designed to provide quick answers while meeting the needs of patients, rather than drug companies.

Traditional studies can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and can take many years. But patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease don't have the time to wait. This progressive muscle-wasting disease is usually fatal within a few years.


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

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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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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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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