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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 25: A Full Report on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

A full report on the already tumultuous Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which officially got underway when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gaveled it in. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the convention with political strategist Catalina Byrd and commentator Sean Breeze. Plus, a report from the floor of the convention from Democratic strategist Rashard Taylor.
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Roger Federer won't be competing at the Olympics in Rio next month — or anywhere else, for the rest of the year.

In an announcement on Facebook, he says he needs "more extensive rehabilitation" after knee surgery earlier this year.

Federer, currently the No. 3 ranked men's tennis player in the world, won medals at the last two Olympics — a gold in doubles at Beijing in 2008, and a silver in singles at London in 2012.

Donald Trump so far has stayed away from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia - but he's made his presence known on the campaign trail this week. The turmoil at the DNC convention has been constant theme of Trump's speeches as he and his running mate travel the country, campaigning and fundraising.

The baristas have spoken, and Starbucks is listening: The company says it's loosening its dress code for in-store employees. Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath.

A company announcement invites baristas "to shine as individuals while continuing to present a clean, neat and professional appearance."

There was barely a cloud in the sky all weekend at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. But the uninterrupted stretch of three gloriously sunny days wasn't the only stroke of good fortune festivalgoers encountered. Each day at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., was filled with surprise guests and moments of serendipity.

In her speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama said she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." She spoke about the feeling of watching her daughters, "two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."

Novelists have always put their heroines through awful ordeals. But over time, these tribulations change. Where the 19th Century was filled with fictional women trapped in punishing marriages — think of Middlemarch or The Portrait of a Lady — today's heroines face trials that are bigger, more political, and more physically demanding. They fight in hunger games.

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After the July 14 terrorist attack in Nice, the French interior minister called on "all willing French patriots" to help defend the country by volunteering for the military's reserves.

Two sisters, Majda and Amina Belaroui, French Muslims of Moroccan heritage, heeded the call in the wake of the Bastille Day attack, when a Tunisian truck driver mowed down crowds of spectators, killing 84 and wounding hundreds.

Two studies released at an international Alzheimer's meeting Tuesday suggest doctors may eventually be able to screen people for this form of dementia by testing the ability to identify familiar odors, like smoke, coffee and raspberry.

In both studies, people who were in their 60s and older took a standard odor detection test. And in both cases, those who did poorly on the test were more likely to already have — or go on to develop — problems with memory and thinking.

A district judge in Texas has dismissed the last remaining criminal charges against two activists who covertly recorded videos of themselves attempting to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt used fake IDs when they approached the organization. They were indicted for tampering with government records, a felony charge. Those charges have now been dismissed on technical grounds.

An attorney for the pair called it "a huge win for First Amendment rights," NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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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 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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Exploring the History of Hip-Hop Culture: Dr. T.L. Osborne on the Hip-Hop Chronicles

Listen as Mike Nyce speaks with college professor and author Dr. T. L. Osborne about her book The Hip-Hop Lectures.
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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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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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