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  1. South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

    08.18 / 05:59 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team. Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country implemented a "red alert" for her at its borders. "She is not somebody who has been running away," Mbalula said, according to South Africa's News24 . The first lady, wife of Zimbabwean…
  2. WATCH: Protesters Try To Surrender In Solidarity With Confederate Statue Topplers

    08.18 / 05:59 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Since protesters toppled a Confederate monument Monday in Durham, N.C., local police have arrested eight people on charges of rioting and defacing public property. Three of those protesters appeared in court Thursday — but they were far from the only people packing the Durham County Courthouse. Upward of 100 people showed up to support the suspects, filling the building to such an extent the fire marshal "determined the crowd posed a security risk," the Durham County Sheriff's Office said i…
  3. At Least 13 Dead, More Than 100 Injured In Barcelona Van Attack

    08.18 / 05:59 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Thirteen people are dead after a van plowed into a crowded historic pedestrian street in Barcelona, Las Ramblas. Officials say about 100 are injured, many critically. Police are calling it a terror attack. They say they've arrested two people related to this attack but are still looking for the driver of the van. ISIS has claimed responsibility. For more on this story, we've reached reporter Guy Hedgecoe, who's following it from…
  4. Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

    08.18 / 02:58 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of the world's elite universities. Malala tweeted, "So excited to go to Oxford!!!" She also congratulated other students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who received news Thursday about their university futures. At Oxford Malala will study philosophy, politics and economics. Gaining a place at an elite university is just the…
  5. 'Patti Cake$' i$ $weet But $light

    08.17 / 22:46 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    The production notes for Patti Cake$ describe the movie's heroine as "plain and plus-sized." Plus-sized she may be, but neither Patti Dombrowski, an aspiring rapper in her twenties, nor Danielle Macdonald, the gifted non-rapper who plays her, is plain in any sense unless your definition of beauty begins and ends with Angelina Jolie. The Australian actress, who by the way has expressive green eyes, a fetchingly unruly tangle of blonde curls and a relaxed ease in her own skin, was the best…
  6. 'Dave Made A Maze,' But Dave Forgot A Script

    08.17 / 22:46 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    The wildly inventive Dave Made a Maze creates a fantastic universe on a tiny budget, using mostly cardboard. Yet although it's a scrappy indie, the movie has something in common with many platinum-plated CGI blockbusters: The visuals are as strong as the script is feeble. The title character might be an aspiring musician, a frustrated artist, or just a guy who doesn't know what he should be doing, But 30-going-on-11 Dave (Nick Thune) has found something to fill his time while his more…
  7. Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

    08.17 / 22:46 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white supremacist content from its platforms, as websites and musicians alike scramble to distance themselves from the white nationalist movement that caused chaos in Charlottesville. In a statement on Wednesday, Spotify blamed the labels and distributors that supply music to its database, but says "material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us. Spotify takes…
  8. A NASCAR Caper Comedy Fueled By Thick Southern Accents: 'Logan Lucky'

    08.17 / 22:46 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    The term " Ocean's 7 -Eleven" — a throwaway gag in first-time screenwriter's Rebecca Blunt's script for Logan Lucky — could have been the elevator pitch for this shaggy, Southern-fried caper comedy that marks workaholic director/cinematographer/editor Steven Soderbergh's return to feature filmmaking. (During his four-year "retirement" — his word — he kicked back and directed 20 hours of the Showtime series The Knick, and produced several other small-screen series. It's possible he did some …
  9. 'That's Good,' Philippine President Says, As Drug Raids Kill Unprecedented Numbers

    08.17 / 21:38 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    At least 58 people were killed by police in the Philippines this week in two raids — the first and deadliest of which was celebrated by President Rodrigo Duterte as a successful part of his brutal war on drugs. On Tuesday, a raid in the province of Bulacon left 32 people dead, The Associated Press reports. It was the highest single-day death toll of Duterte's crackdown on the drug trade. More than 100 accused drug offenders were arrested in the province, the news service says. On Wednesday …
  10. In 'Columbus,' John Cho Reckons With His Own First-Generation Culture Clash

    08.17 / 18:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    John Cho sometimes has a hard time taking life in Hollywood seriously. The actor was born in South Korea but grew up in the United States, and he says his experiences are vastly different from the deprivation his father saw as a child in what is now North Korea. "My dad tried to eat [tree] bark, he was so hungry," Cho says. "Whenever I'm on my way to a premiere or something, I always have a good laugh in the car ... because it's all so absurd — I'm one generation removed from starvation." C…
  11. Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Conduct Hajj

    08.17 / 18:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But on Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced that it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country to make the annual hajj to Islam's holiest sites. The announcement comes after a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a member of the Qatari royal family, Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani. According to a report in the Saudi state news agency , both men spoke about the "brotherly…
  12. Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

    08.17 / 18:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    In the aftermath of the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., many civil rights activists took to Twitter and shared photos of people who allegedly were at the march. The idea was to identify who they were and shame them. But identifying someone from a photo can be tricky — and the activists managed to make at least one mistake. Kyle Quinn and his wife were having a low-key Friday evening at home: "I was sitting on the on the couch with my wife; I think we were watching Planet …
  13. Radiator Hospital's 'Dance Number' Is Here For Your Existential Bewilderment

    08.17 / 18:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WPLq2g5ag Sam Cook-Parrott writes songs like William Carlos Williams writes poems. "Cut Your Bangs," "Fireworks," "Down Again" all work in sharp images punctuated by a seemingly singular emotion, used as a lens to examine some complex feelings. Even long after he moved on from solo bedroom recordings to a full band (Jon Rybicki on bass, Jeff Bolt on drums, and Cynthia Schemmer on guitar/vocals), Radiator Hospital's punk-flecked power-pop songs are…
  14. At Least 32 Injured After Van Strikes Crowd In Barcelona, Police Say

    08.17 / 17:29 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Updated at 1:20 p.m. ET A van drove into a crowd of people on a popular pedestrian street in Barcelona, Spain, injuring at least 32 people and causing at least one fatality. Police say the driver fled the scene and that a search is underway. Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack . As of 1:20 p.m. ET (7:20 p.m. local time) police say they can confirm one death, while local media are reporting more than a dozen fatalities. Dozens of…
  15. As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

    08.17 / 17:29 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Sierra Leone, a country that has been battered by Ebola, civil war and massive floods suffered yet another tragedy this week. Government and international aid workers are racing the clock to find survivors after a mudslide struck capital city Freetown early Monday morning. Some 600 people are still missing, and there are reports that some people are still alive, trapped in their homes underneath the mud. At the same time, aid groups are trying to support roughly 9,000 people — who were i…
  16. Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

    08.17 / 17:29 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    President Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, unloads on white nationalists, China and some of his administration colleagues in an interview with the liberal magazine The American Prospect . Bannon, who successfully harnessed the so-called alt-right as executive chairman of Breitbart News and later as an architect of Trump's unlikely election victory, dismissed white nationalist ideology as a "fringe element" that appeals to "losers" and a "collection of clowns." "I think the media…
  17. Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring

    08.17 / 17:29 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, was weeding on the family farm when she lost her diamond engagement ring — dating back to 1951. Grams searched "high and low" but couldn't find it, she told the CBC . She gave up on ever finding the treasured jewelry. And she never told her husband, "because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something." This week, the ring reappeared — pinched tight around a malformed carrot. Grams' daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, lives at the farm no…
  18. As Tunisia Weighs Women's Rights Proposal, Some Of The Staunchest Opponents Are Women

    08.17 / 17:29 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    On National Women's Day in Tunisia, celebrated last Sunday, President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the review of a law that demands that a man receive twice the share of an inheritance as a woman. Changing this would put Tunisia at the forefront of a progressive revolution on an issue that affects many Muslim-majority countries. But Essebsi's announcement has been met with consternation — not least from many Tunisian women. Mona Ibrahim, the deputy leader of the country's conservative E…
  19. Bears Can Face Summer Challenges In Roadside Zoos

    08.17 / 16:25 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    All this summer, bears have been on my mind. Last month, Undark Magazine published an essay I wrote about the time I thought I was a bear. It happened one long night four years ago, immediately following extensive surgery for cancer, a night that preceded months to come of chemotherapy and radiation. Hooked up to a catheter, I felt an unexpected and profound sense of connection with bears I had been reading about for my work: the "bile bears" in Asia so cruelly confined, sometimes for…
  20. Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

    08.17 / 16:25 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Updated at 11:44 a.m. ET President Trump stood by his heavily criticized defense of monuments commemorating the Confederacy in a series of tweets Thursday morning. Trump said removing the statues of Confederate generals meant removing "beauty" — that would "never able to be comparably replaced" — from American cities. As he did in a Tuesday press conference, he also attempted to equate some Confederate generals with some of the Founding Fathers. Strung together, the tweets read: "Sad to see…