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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From Ultimate Spinach to The XX.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lars Christian Olsen is the front man of Norweigian band Tôg. (Tonje Thilesen)

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Todd Terje, Tôg, Katerine and Jamaica.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Filling in as a judge, James Tooill critiques barista Michael Butterworth's coffee. (Gabe Bullard/WFPL)

Baristas from around the country will compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships in Seattle this week.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Boats and cranes surround the site of the submerged 'Sewol' ferry off the coast of Jindo on April 21, 2014. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

BBC correspondent Lucy Williamson went to the holiday island of Jeju to meet one of the survivors of the disaster.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NPR’s Technology Correspondent Steve Henn explains what exactly “the cloud” is and where it is located around the world.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments April 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The court says a federal law limits how much money child pornography victims can recover from people who viewed their images online.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A rendering of a potential Amp bus station in Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville Amp/Facebook)

After Tennessee’s senate banned the project, we look at how the Koch brothers got involved in the movement against the Amp.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tensions remain high between the governments in Kiev and Moscow, with Russia conducting its own military drills on the Ukrainian border.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Colbert makes an appearance on Letterman, April 22, 2014 (screenshot)

Stephen Colbert made his first appearance on the “Late Show” since CBS announced he’ll take over for David Letterman next year.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Taylor Quimby of NHPR found out that removing your online past is not always so straightforward. He shares what he’s learned.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
William Shakespeare's birth date is unknown, but he was baptized on April 23, 1564, and died on April 26, 1616. Devotees celebrate his birthday on April 23. (Wikimedia Commons)

To mark the occasion, Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson read from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We look at the deals between Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and others, and what they could mean for the industry.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Residents of wealthy Philadelphia suburbs were stunned this week by the arrest of prep school grads who allegedly sought a drug monopoly.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is pictured on January 27, 2014, in Nairobi. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The trip comes amid concerns in the region about the rise of China, and about Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From The American Dollar to Millionyong.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In this June 5, 2012, file photo, the marble statue of ancient Greek philosopher Plato, stands in front of the Athens Academy, as the Greek flag flies in Athens. (Dimitri Messinis/AP)

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away.”

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the pro-Russian stronghold of Lugansk, Natalia Antelava reports on the debate between those loyal to Kiev and those loyal to Moscow.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

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Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.