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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

WEAA's Julius White has the local news: Today is the first of eight days of early voting in Maryland. The child who triggered an amber alert in Baltimore on Wednesday is now safe. And, a contractor accused of falsifying invoices and over billing taxpayers cannot do business with Baltimore for the next decade.
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Ellison Report: Black Earnings; #VotingEconomics; VoicesOfK12 – NAACP Charter Ban

The Ellison Report is a weekly journal of policy, politics, and the people.
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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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NPR News

Smartphone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The agreement allows Qualcomm, which makes chips for Apple and Android, to become the top seller of semiconductors for the car business.

Qualcomm's core business is in processors and wireless chips for smartphones. The deal allows the San Diego-based company to reduce its dependence on smartphones, a huge business that has reached a plateau.

Outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., supporters of Ammon Bundy and his militia followers dress in traditional cowboy attire and wave American flags at passing cars. Some even ride a horse up and down the busy city sidewalk.

A block away, Jarvis Kennedy watches all of this and rolls his eyes.

"We don't claim to be victims, but we were," he says.

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Scientists have long suspected that the common swift remains airborne for extraordinary amounts of time during its annual migration.

Now, a team of scientists in Sweden has proved that these birds fly for tremendously long periods of time. They affixed data loggers onto a total of 19 of the master fliers in 2013 and 2014, and recaptured the birds months or years later. Researchers found that the birds can spend almost their entire 10-month nonbreeding period on the wing.

The federal government, filled with creaky computer systems that are a poor match for the cybersecurity threats that agencies face from an array of hackers, criminals and foreign governments, is hoping for a multibillion-dollar capital infusion to modernize its IT infrastructure.

A police operation is underway in North Dakota to remove protesters from land owned by pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners.

The Associated Press reports several people have been arrested.

Iggy Pop cares very deeply about things that are cool. This is clear throughout Gimme Danger, the new documentary about the legendary rock band The Stooges, just based on the choices their wild, writhing, frequently shirtless frontman makes at every stage of his career: jumping into the crowd during his shows, squatting in a house in Detroit after the 1967 riots, taking advantage of a post-breakup contract with David Bowie to reunite the band on someone else's dime.

It might seem that Dan Brown takes his art-history/conspiracy thrillers very seriously. Yet there's one clue, hidden in plain sight, that he doesn't: He keeps letting director Ron Howard turn them into silly movies. Maybe it's Howard or producer Brian Grazer who's nervous about the moderately subversive elements in Brown's cleverly plotted, clunkily written novels. Or perhaps it's star Tom Hanks, the usually gung-ho actor who plays Brown's hero, Harvard professor Robert Langdon, with an uncharacteristic skepticism.

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It's been a brutal forest fire season in California. But there's actually a greater threat to California's trees — the state's record-setting drought. The lack of water has killed at least 60 million trees in the past four years.

Scientists are struggling to understand which trees are most vulnerable to drought and how to keep the survivors alive. To that end, they're sending human climbers and flying drones into the treetops, in a novel biological experiment.


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


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The WEAA Politics Master Poll Average offers a snapshot average of major polling averages currently tracking the 2016 Presidential election.
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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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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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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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