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House is a music of defiant celebration and unquestioning acceptance, and it is pure Chicago. Though it’s one of those historical footnotes people will forever debate, many believe its very name comes from this city — specifically from the Warehouse, the relatively small and unassuming club in the West Loop where Frankie Knuckles and others gave birth to the genre in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The history of these sounds is inextricably tied to an event that is emblematic of a very diffe…
04.24 / 08:19
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The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12. At first, clues led authorities to believe she committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place. But the judge's husband and other family members disputed reports that Abdus-Salaam would take her own life. The…
04.24 / 08:13
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The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12. At first, clues led authorities to believe she committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place. But the judge's husband and other family members disputed reports that Abdus-Salaam would take her own life. The…
04.24 / 08:10
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The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12. At first, clues led authorities to believe she committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place. But the judge's husband and other family members disputed reports that Abdus-Salaam would take her own life. The…
04.24 / 08:09
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Unemployment in Florida dropped to a near 10-year low in March, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in March, lowest since November 2007 as the state added 6,000 jobs over the month. “I am proud to announce that Florida businesses have created more than 60,000 [&#…
04.24 / 08:07
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The FGCU men’s basketball team will now have three open scholarships to fill over the summer, as forward Kevin Mickle and guard Reggie Reid will not be returning to the program next year, the program announced Friday. Mickle, a junior college transfer from Broward College after his freshman year, is graduating this spring and not […
04.24 / 08:07
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Updated at 11:50 p.m. EST Emmanuel Macron, a centrist politician who's never held elective office, and Marine Le Pen, the far-right firebrand who wants to take France out of the European Union, are expected to advance to next month's runoff for the presidency of the country, according to official results. When the final numbers trickled in, Macron had nearly 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen at around 22 percent. Francois Fillon, the only establishment candidate among the…
04.24 / 05:12
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Next Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. The widespread and violent uprising erupted after four police officers were acquitted in the beating of a black motorist named Rodney King. The assault was captured in a widely shown video. The riots lasted six days and resulted in more than 50 deaths and more than a billion dollars of destruction. Now there are several new TV documentaries to mark the anniversary. We…
04.24 / 05:06
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Now to a lesser known story about race relations in this country. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, the U.S. looked West to the unresolved conflicts over land rights and sovereignty with the country's native peoples. In the Pacific Northwest, that set two men on a collision course, General O.O. Howard, the military commander in present day Oregon and Washington and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce who wanted his band to remain on…
04.24 / 05:06
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: All eyes turn to the Rust Belt where three states that voted for Democratic candidates since the 1980s helped Donald Trump win the election. Wisconsin hadn't given its electoral votes to a Republican since 1984. It was key to Trump's surprising win. Republicans said Trump's promises to bring back manufacturing jobs won over working-class voters. That's not exactly what Amy Goldstein saw. She's a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for…
04.24 / 05:06
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Now let's take a moment to appreciate some of the poetry that's been coming in this month as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. We've been asking you, our listeners, to tweet 140-character-or-less poems using the hashtag #NPRpoetry. So far, we've had submissions about love and break-ups, politics, road trips, even DNA. We've gotten Earth Day-appropriate submissions, like this from Barry Goodmann in Northern New Jersey.…
04.24 / 05:06
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: We start the show in France where polls have now closed in the first round of the French presidential election. And most of the projections say the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will meet in the runoff in two weeks' time. The conservative Francois Fillon conceded defeat and said he would be voting for Macron in the second round. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley joins us now from Paris. Eleanor, you were in…
04.24 / 05:03
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: It's shaping up to be a very busy week in American politics, too. President Trump heads toward his 100th day in office as he and the Congress approach a deadline for keeping the government open Friday night. That could hinge on a showdown over the president's desire to fund the building of a border wall. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving is with us now. Hi, Ron. RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to hear your voice, Ray. SUAREZ:…
04.24 / 05:03
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Last weekend, we reported on efforts by the state of Arkansas to carry out a flurry of executions in a very short time. We check back now on that story. Tomorrow, Arkansas is set to execute two prisoners back to back. The state originally had plans to execute eight men in the last 11 days of April. The deaths were scheduled to happen so quickly because the drug used for lethal injections was set to expire at the end of the month.…
04.24 / 05:03
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Next Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. The widespread and violent uprising erupted after four police officers were acquitted in the beating of a black motorist named Rodney King. The assault was captured in a widely shown video. The riots lasted six days and resulted in more than 50 deaths and more than a billion dollars of destruction. Now there are several new TV documentaries to mark the anniversary. We…
04.24 / 05:02
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Now to a lesser known story about race relations in this country. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, the U.S. looked West to the unresolved conflicts over land rights and sovereignty with the country's native peoples. In the Pacific Northwest, that set two men on a collision course, General O.O. Howard, the military commander in present day Oregon and Washington and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce who wanted his band to remain on…
04.24 / 05:02
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: All eyes turn to the Rust Belt where three states that voted for Democratic candidates since the 1980s helped Donald Trump win the election. Wisconsin hadn't given its electoral votes to a Republican since 1984. It was key to Trump's surprising win. Republicans said Trump's promises to bring back manufacturing jobs won over working-class voters. That's not exactly what Amy Goldstein saw. She's a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for…
04.24 / 05:02
news.wgcu.org
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RAY SUAREZ, HOST: Now let's take a moment to appreciate some of the poetry that's been coming in this month as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. We've been asking you, our listeners, to tweet 140-character-or-less poems using the hashtag #NPRpoetry. So far, we've had submissions about love and break-ups, politics, road trips, even DNA. We've gotten Earth Day-appropriate submissions, like this from Barry Goodmann in Northern New Jersey.…
04.24 / 05:02
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TORONTO - Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday. Johansson pulled Washington even at 1 with less than eight minutes to go in the…
04.24 / 04:49
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ST. PETERSBURG - The City Council's prolonged discussion Thursday night to formally request that Pinellas County allot an additional $14 million to the Pier District, downtown transportation and parking eventually ended with a compromise that passed by a vote of 5-3.The next vote might not…
04.24 / 04:49
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