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528: The Radio Drama Episode

Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical (hear the cast album), into opera. Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Josh Hamilton, Lindsay Mendez, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others. Watch a video of the live performance or download it for $5.

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The FBI of the National Park Service

The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. 

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Migrant Caravan Grows to 5,000

A growing crowd of Central American migrants is resuming its advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday.

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Rock Magic

A conversation between Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and William Burroughs.

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How One Group Is Galvanizing Dissatisfied Voters

In Colorado, a group is exploiting voter dissatisfaction with the two major political parties in an effort to elect unaffiliated candidates.

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U.S. To Pull Out Of International Arms Control Agreement

President Trump says he will pull the U.S. out of a 1987 arms control treaty with Russia. It was a treaty signed by President Reagan designed to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.

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Congo Rebels Kill 15, Threaten Ebola Containment Efforts Again

The rebels also abducted a dozen children, Congo's military said. The attack comes after two medical workers were killed Saturday while manning a port of entry to try to control the spread of Ebola.

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The City That Had Too Much Money
Known abroad primarily for its stunning Pacific Coast setting and athletic lifestyle, the city [Vancouver] has since become one of the world’s largest sluices for questionable funds moving from Asia into Western economies.
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Stop, Thief

Did Uber steal Google’s intellectual property?

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In Hurricane Michael's Wake, Florida Panhandle Faces Steep Path Back To Normal

More than a week after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm, cities and towns are facing the daunting task of trying to rebuild.

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What's Cookin', Kiddo? America's Test Kitchen Unveils Book For Young Chefs

NPR's Lynn Neary drops in on a cooking session with America's Test Kitchen Kids editor in chief and an 8-year-old chef to try one of more than 100 recipes for foods that kids love to eat — and make.

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Meet The Jews Of The German Far Right

Fellow Jews in the country are baffled by a small Jewish faction within the Alternative for Germany, a party accused of racism and of downplaying the Nazis.

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U.S. To End Cold War-Era Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia, Trump Says

The 1987 INF treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with an intermediate range. For years, U.S. officials have accused Russia of violating the treaty.

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Report: Women Everywhere Don't Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer

A new study shows that slow rates of diagnosis and delayed access to treatment are the norm around the world.

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LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.

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As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size

Mexico has begun allowing members of a mass migrant caravan to cross its border, following violent clashes between the migrants and Mexican police on Friday.

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At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History

After no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night, the winnings surpassed the record $1.586 billion for the Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.

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World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Confirmation Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Saudi officials initially claimed that Khashoggi left their consulate in Istanbul alive.

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The Comedians, The Mob and the American Supperclub
It didn’t matter if these clubs were in Cleveland, Portland, Corpus Christi or Baton Rouge—if it was a nightclub, the owners were the Mob. For a good forty years the Mob controlled American show business.
Kliph Nesteroff | WFMU | Feb 2012
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