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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

KPLU News - 3 hours 53 min ago
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Katmandu In Chaos After Massive Saturday Earthquake

KPLU News - 3 hours 55 min ago
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Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

KPLU News - 4 hours 34 min ago
Danny Kou, the executive chef at La Mar, an upscale Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco, says it's a good time to be him.

Kou moved from Lima to the United States when he was 21. It was 2001, and back then, Peruvian cuisine was still unfamiliar in North America.

But in the last few years, there 's been an explosion of Peruvian restaurants in major cities all over the U.S.

Powerful Aftershock Jars Katmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

KPLU News - 6 hours 17 min ago
A magnitude 6.7 aftershock rumbled Katmandu and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning, a day after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ravaged Nepal and the region and killed at least 1,900 people.

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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 22:01

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Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:22
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Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:17
Protesters who have turned out in the streets of Baltimore for several days to express anger over the police custody death of Freddie Gray have promised their largest demonstrations to date this afternoon.

Organizers and supporters, who vowed to "shut down" the city, were using social media to share video of crowds gathering to protest the April 12 death of Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in custody.

Gray died last Sunday, a week after officers chased him down and arrested him in the Gilmor Homes project in West Baltimore.

Sound Effect, Episode 16: Repetition

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:00

 

   "Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show explores a different theme, and this week, we are playing all hits in this first ever “Sound Effect” best of episode.

Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:07
Two Australians and a woman from the Philippines convicted nearly a decade ago of drug smuggling in Indonesia have been informed by authorities that their execution by firing squad is imminent.

"Indonesian authorities today [Saturday] advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusa Kambangan prison in central Java," Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

It is unclear whether an exact date has been set for Chan and Sukumaran — convicted of being ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine"

On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:58
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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:41
One day soon, you may be waiting in line for a coffee, eyeing a pastry, when your smart watch buzzes with a warning.

Flashing on the tiny screen of your Apple Watch is a message from an app called Lark, suggesting that you lay off the carbs for today. Speak into the Apple Watch's built-in mic about your food, sleep and exercise, and the app will send helpful tips back to you.

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction.

Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 06:33
It has been five years since the so-called flash crash on Wall Street raised big questions about computerized trading. What caused the flash crash has been a topic of debate ever since. U.S. officials revived the debate this week by arresting a little-known trader in London.

May 6, 2010, started out as an ordinary trading day on Wall Street.

Nearly 1,000 Dead In Powerful Earthquake In Nepal

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:22
Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET

A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck Nepal near the capital Kathmandu today, killing at least 876 people there as well as dozens in three neighboring countries as it leveled houses and temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest at the peak of the climbing season there.

Authorities feared the death toll was likely to go up — perhaps dramatically — as more information comes in from remote and isolated parts of the region.

International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:14
The Vietnam War changed the National Guard.

During that conflict, joining the guard was seen as a way to avoid the draft; during America's recent wars, the guard and reserve made up nearly half the forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can trace the transformation of the guard back to the few units from it that did go and fight in Vietnam.

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:07
The Hubble Space Telescope this week celebrates 25 years in Earth's orbit.

Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

KPLU News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:07
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