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Episode Two: Eddie-AFRO!

A history of the AFRO-American Newspapers. From Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City. An audio documentary series on WEAA-FM.
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First Edition Jan 29: The Week in Review with the AFRO American Newspapers

First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week from the pages of the AFRO American Newspapers with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, recurring guests Taya Graham and Stephen Janis (The Mod Squad) of The Real News Network report on Baltimore politics and law enforcement.
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For more than two decades, New Hampshire has been a place of redemption for the Clintons. That could come to an end Tuesday night.

The Granite State revived Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign after a devastating Iowa loss to Barack Obama. That victory helped her become the new "Comeback Kid" — the same moniker her husband Bill Clinton proclaimed after his second-place finish in the state in 1992 jumpstarted his road to the nomination.

Taiwan's president-elect Tsai Ing-wen is promising extensive safety checks of old buildings, two days after an earthquake killed at least 38 people. New questions emerged after stacks of cans were found in the walls of a 16-story building that was the scene of all but two of those deaths.

Kung Fu Panda slurps noodles. An ugly/cute "puppy-monkey-baby" toddles into a living room. Kevin Hart stalks his daughter and her date to an amusement park via helicopter. Just three moments that various brands paid $5 million per 30 seconds to parade in front of Super Bowl viewers last night.

Victor Vardanyan, 14, isn't having any of it.

"The commercials control your mind with sound, pictures, emotions," he says. "You see the people dancing in that Mountain Dew commercial, and you start thinking it's going to refresh you. Is it true? No."

A lot of Republicans will head to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, motivated to vote against Donald Trump.

But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire.

Here's how:

The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district.

But it also has a 10 percent threshold.

New Orleans is famous for its rollicking carnival to celebrate Mardi Gras, but the party has deep roots in another Gulf Coast city, Mobile, Ala.

And in Mobile, carnival rules this time of year, even in the city council chambers. "Good morning and happy Mardi Gras," says city council president Gina Gregory as she welcomes masked and costumed revelers for a special proclamation marking 185 years of street celebrations in Mobile.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have taken an extended paternity leave after the birth of his daughter, but generally, American men do not take more than a few days. Ninety-six percent of American men are back to work within two weeks of a baby's birth.

At 46 years old, Oliver Bogler's reaction to a suspicious lump in his chest might seem typical for a man. He ignored it for three to four months, maybe longer. "I couldn't really imagine I would have this disease," Bogler says. But when he finally "grew up" and went to the doctor, he was pretty quickly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

Rescue efforts continue in southern Taiwan, three days after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the island and killed at least 37 people. But hope of finding survivors is fading. An estimated 110 people are still unaccounted for from the Golden Dragon apartment complex, the center of most rescue efforts.

This weekend, there have been countless stories of death — and life.

Beyoncé is one of a kind — the kind of star who can drop a surprise music video and see much of the Internet and social media instantly explode.

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Thursday Morning Jam Sessions: Dawoud Said

Baltimore Blend hosts Mykel Hunter and Robert Shahid interview pianist Dawoud Said.
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