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A few new faces ? but not many ? among megadonors to presidential super PACs

on July 31, 2015

Houston Texans Chairman Robert McNair gave to super PACs supporting Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli) The 2016 presidential race may be a whole new ball game in terms of fundraising, but most of the players? names are awfully familiar ? even if their faces are a bit more […]

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Want to Stop Islamic State Recruitment? Look to Muslim Mothers

on July 31, 2015

Posted on Jul?31,?2015 Jon Rawlinson / CC BY 2.0 Here?s an idea: Call in the mothers to combat Islamic State recruitment. As Aliya Saeed of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry writes in The Guardian, ?The voice of Muslim mothers is conspicuously absent from the public discourse about preventing radicalization in the Muslim-American community.? The […]

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http://KEXP.ORG presents The Deslondes performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 9, 2015. Songs: Who Really Loses Heavenly Home Low Down Soul Beautiful Friend Host: Don Slack Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore Editor: Scott Holpainen http://kexp.org http://thedeslondes.com

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Police Car Chases Have Killed More Than 5,000 People Since 1979 (MuckReads Weekly)

on July 31, 2015

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Amber Tamblyn

on July 31, 2015

?Amber Tamblyn discusses her new book, Dark Sparkler, introduced by Jack Hirschman live at City Lights. from Harper-Perennial The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time?from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy?explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress. Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television […]

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How the U.S. Can Solve the Crisis in Syria

on July 31, 2015

Photo credit: “Azaz, Syria” by Christiaan Triebert – Flickr: Azaz, Syria. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. I recently saw a powerful PBS documentary on the Syrian civil war, Return to Homs. Through its focus on the journey of a star soccer player,?Abdul Basset al-Saroot,?from nonviolent protester to hardened fighter, it showed the […]

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Ed Morales on Puerto Rican Debt Crisis, Beth Haller on Disability Rights

on July 31, 2015

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Kabbalistic Synthesizer, a 'sonification' of live macrocosmic phenomena

on July 31, 2015

Sam Conran, Kabbalistic Synthesizer, 2015. Image courtesy of Sam Conran Science fiction films (with a few notable exceptions such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a Space Odyssey) often show rockets and spaceships exploding loudly in outer space. Yet, there’s no noise in empty space. What we call “sound” is actually vibrations in the air. In a […]

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Democracy Now! 2015-07-31 Friday

on July 31, 2015

Democracy Now! 2015-07-31 Friday Headlines for July 31, 2015 Police Remove Greenpeace Activists from Portland Bridge After They Forced Shell Ship Back to Port Are Undercover Attacks on Planned Parenthood Part of a Broader Effort to Outlaw Abortion? Exposed: The Faces and Fake Names of the People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Will Prosecutors Charge […]

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Remembering Michael Harrington

on July 31, 2015

The vision of the democratic socialist leader, who died on this day in 1989, remains a heroic one. As a public intellectual and a moral tribune, in the 1970s and 1980s, Harrington had few equals on the left, or indeed across the political spectrum. Harrington, Senator Ted Kennedy would write, ?has made more Americans more […]

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Jackson Boone

on July 31, 2015

Portland based psych-folk singer-songwriter Jackson Boone delivers a fantastic performance from his cosmic new record “Natural Changes” live from the KEXP studio on Audioasis with DJ Sharlese. Recorded 06/15/2015 – 4 songs: Dolphin Turned Into A Cat, Moonbeam, Runaway, Open.

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Willie's Reserve

on July 31, 2015

With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land ? including full legalization and/or commercialization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, DC ? who better than our friend Willie Nelson to lead the way for weed quality and social responsibility? The iconic musician and intrepid fighter for justice has announced […]

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96 David Casarett – A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

on July 30, 2015

On the show this week we talk to David Casarett, M.D. about his latest book Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inquiring-minds/id711675943 RSS: feeds.feedburner.com/inquiring-minds Stitcher: stitcher.com/podcast/inquiring-minds Tumblr: http://inquiringshow.tumblr.com

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