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WEAA News: Inauguration Day

WEAA's Julius White reports on Inauguration Day.

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This Week on WEAA

President Barack Obama reflects during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Jan. 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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First Edition Jan 19: Obama's Final Full Day in the White House

On President Obama's final full day in the White House, First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses his historic presidency with Larry Gibson, professor of Law at the University of Maryland. Gibson, the foremost authority on Thurgood Marshall, gives his unique historical perspective on the nation’s first Black president.

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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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Reading The Game: 'Red Dead Redemption'

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For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we've been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we're running an occasional series, Reading The Game, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary perspective.

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation's governors want to make sure that their state budgets don't take a hit during the dismantling process.

They're most concerned about Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor that's run jointly by the states and federal government. As a result of a Supreme Court decision, states were allowed to decide whether they would expand Medicaid under the ACA. 14 million people have gained health insurance coverage through Medicaid since eligibility for the program was expanded.

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When Ali Andrew Li was born on Jan. 7, he was gently placed on his mother's chest, where doctors cleaned and examined him and covered him with a warm blanket.

"I just loved it," his mother, Salma Shabaik, a family physician who lives in Los Angeles, says. "It was really nice to have the baby right there beneath my eyes where I could feel him, touch him, kiss him."

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President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the phone Sunday, in what was one of Trump's first conversations with a foreign leader since taking office.

The discussion was "very nice," Trump said after a ceremony to swear in senior White House staff. The White House later put out a statement saying the president invited Netanyahu to visit in February.

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has departed the country, after a weeks-long standoff as he tried to maintain his grip on power which culminated in West African troops crossing Gambia's borders.

Now, the country is awaiting the arrival of new president Adama Barrow. He fled to Senegal for his own protection and was sworn in at Gambia's embassy in Dakar last week.

Right up until he absolutely had to leave, 24-year-old nurse Abu Hussam was determined to stay in Aleppo. Months of airstrikes and assaults couldn't dissuade him — his community needed him.

When forces supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad moved in to take control of the city last month, Abu Hussam was among the last of the civilians evacuated from the city. He couldn't stay, because the Syrian government has persecuted medical staff and their families for treating rebels.

Updated 4:30 a.m. ET Monday:

In southern Georgia, near the border with Florida, severe weather turned deadly in the early hours of Sunday morning. At least 18 people were killed as the area was racked with storms, according to local officials.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for seven counties in the state.

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Remembering WEAA's First Day of Broadcasting: January 10, 1977

WEAA first began broadcasting on January 10, 1977. For the station's 40th anniversary, read the story of WEAA's first year, as told in a 1977 issue of Morgan Magazine.

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January CD: Greg Hatza's Diggin Up My Roots

Reading, PA, native and Baltimore resident Greg Hatza is back with his ORGANization in a brand new CD titled “Diggin Up My Roots.” The project features a collection of R&B and Blues songs that the B3 Organist grew up with.

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Jazz Master of the Month

Jazz Master of the Month: Grady Tate

“I’ve done as much as I could on drums…I’m moving on now.” That’s the way Grady Tate describes his music pursuits these days.

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In the Community

January Community Cares: Loving Arms Inc.

The Community Cares partner for the month of January is Loving Arms Inc: a place you can call home.

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TUNE IN WEEKDAYS at 1PM

Watch: Guitarist and Vocalist Eric Krasno Sits Down with the Bassman

Grammy Award Guitarist & Vocalist Eric Krasno stops by the studios of WEAA to sit down with the Bassman. They talk about his brand new solo CD, Blood From A Stone and performs live.

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