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U.S. Military Academy cadets march onto M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Md. before the 115th Army-Navy football game Dec. 13, 2014.
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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

WEAA's Julius White has the local news: The Democratic central committee for Maryland's District 40 is nominating delegate Barbara Robinson to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh. President-elect Trump will visit M&T Bank Stadium for the annual Army-Navy football game this weekend.

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This Week on WEAA

A Standing Rock solidarity march in Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2016.
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First Edition Dec 8: Standing Rock Solidarity March in D.C.; Sacred Community Vigil in Baltimore

First Edition host Sean Yoes has a final update on the Standing Rock, North Dakota protests, before the Standing Rock solidarity march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Yoes talks to one of the march’s organizers, Joanne Bodnar. He also talks to community activists and artists Ama Chandra and Kenyatta Moon, two of the leaders of the Sacred Community Vigil and Peace Walk happening this Monday in Baltimore.

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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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At least two explosions have struck a large soccer stadium in Istanbul, leaving at least 20 police officers wounded, according to the Turkish interior minister. Suleyman Soylu says the source appears to have been a car bomb that targeted a riot police bus outside Vodafone Stadium. "It is thought to be a car bomb at a point where our special forces police were located, right after the match at the exit where Bursaspor fans exited, after the fans had left," Soylu said, according to The Guardian...

After publicly conceding electoral defeat last week, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has reversed course and is calling for a new election. Jammeh has ruled the tiny West African country since seizing power in a coup in 1994, and his public concession to President-elect Adama Barrow on Dec. 2 led to hopes of the first peaceful transition of power in Gambia since it became independent from the U.K. in 1965. On Friday, Jammeh said the Independent Electoral Commission made errors in vote...

Donald Trump may face a skeptical public as he prepares to take office, but his staunch supporters seem ready to back him regardless of what he does as president. And they have a message for those upset with his victory: get over it. "Everybody's protesting that Trump got in," said Deborah LaGrange, a dental assistant from Des Moines, Iowa, who attended a Trump thank-you tour rally Thursday. "I'm sorry, but I didn't whine and cry when Obama got in for the last eight. I mean, pull up your...

This week, we welcome the world's foremost Larry David impersonator (and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) onto the show. Since Not My Job is all about asking important people irrelevant questions, we'll quiz Sen. Bernie Sanders on Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Click the listen link above to see how he does. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where we make important people wonder how much more important...

Warning: Today's post deals with sexual content and may not be appropriate for all audiences. Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety. Today they're delving into the adult topics of pornography and masturbation. A man says he masturbates regularly while watching pornography but still maintains a healthy sexual...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR . SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Iraqi forces in Mosul have captured ISIS fighters and also locals accused of supporting them. Many of those alleged supporters end up in a makeshift courthouse in a town just north of Mosul. NPR's Peter Kenyon watched one of those cases. PETER KENYON, BYLINE: The Skeikhan criminal court occupies a municipal office building north of Mosul. The court rooms a medium-sized office with light brown paneling and four desks. Judge Muhdi...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where we make important people wonder how much more important they have to be in order to have avoided this. It's called Not My Job. So a few years ago, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was approached by an aide about running for president in 2016. His response was more or less, I'd have to be crazy to do that. Well, if he wasn't crazy then, he sure is by now. Senator Bernie Sanders, welcome to...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where we make important people wonder how much more important they have to be in order to have avoided this. It's called Not My Job. So a few years ago, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was approached by an aide about running for president in 2016. His response was more or less, I'd have to be crazy to do that. Well, if he wasn't crazy then, he sure is by now. Senator Bernie Sanders, welcome to...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR . SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Iraqi forces in Mosul have captured ISIS fighters and also locals accused of supporting them. Many of those alleged supporters end up in a makeshift courthouse in a town just north of Mosul. NPR's Peter Kenyon watched one of those cases. PETER KENYON, BYLINE: The Skeikhan criminal court occupies a municipal office building north of Mosul. The court rooms a medium-sized office with light brown paneling and four desks. Judge Muhdi...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2eusOFmOg8 Danny Barker died in 1994, but he's having a bang-up December. The New Yorker is running a story online about the long and eventful life of the New Orleans banjo player and guitarist — and the Historic New Orleans Collection has just re-issued his memoir, A Life in Jazz. Danny Barker came up in New Orleans at a time when jazz was just getting started. Over the course of a more than 70-year career, he played with Louis Armstrong , Cab Calloway ,...

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Stepping Out With Your Girl Cheryl: Dec 9-11

Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!

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December CD: Leslie Odom Jr.'s "Simply Christmas"

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, for musical releases in the holiday season that is not always the case. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened a new Christmas-themed CD that is simply just the same old remake of holiday classics — from “The Christmas Song” to “Jingle Bells” — and offers nothing new, nor creates any different movement than the versions performed before. This was not the case when I opened up the brand new holiday offering from newcomer Leslie Odom Jr., titled “Simply Christmas”.

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Jazz Master of the Month

December Jazzmaster: Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn, vocalist and accomplished jazz and classical pianist, was nominated for nine Grammy awards during her performing career.

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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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WEAA Celebrates James "Big Jim" Staton

On Sunday at the Eubie Blake Cultural center, WEAA celebrated Big Jim, who turned 81 this year and has done more than 25 years of service for the WEAA community. Check out the photos and video from the ultimate old school party!

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Jeff Sessions speaking at an immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. August 2016.
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Justice Trump'd?

Four ways the selection of Jeff Sessions just put criminal justice reform in critical condition.

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