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Alt.Latino Picks Cool Songs For Beating The Midsummer Heat

NPR | July 28, 2016

On this week's show, hear Latin soul, mariachi Joni Mitchell and Ecuadorian jungle electronica.

Your Thoughts: What Does It Mean To Be A 'Feminist' In Your Country?

NPR | July 30, 2016

Share your thoughts in a Facebook comment below. We'll post a sampling on Goats and Soda next week!

Oregon State Fairgrounds To Host Marijuana Fair, Grow Competition

Statesman Journal | July 28, 2016

The Oregon State Fairgrounds will host a marijuana growers' fair from Aug 13. to Aug. 15, the first of its kind since the plant was legalized for recreational use in 2014.

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David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97

NPR | July 28, 2016 2:23 p.m.

He was also a war hero and a ballroom dancer — Bald Eagle's life is hard to fit in a headline. He parachuted into Normandy, acted in Westerns and starred in his first feature film at the age of 95.

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At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

NPR | July 28, 2016 11:23 a.m.

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

Nation | Health | Science

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

NPR | July 28, 2016 11:39 a.m.

A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they're innate.

Science | News

Western US Saw An Amazing Light Show Last Night, Courtesy Of China

NPR | July 28, 2016 9:55 a.m.

The show appeared in skies over the western U.S. around 9:30 local time last night, sparking a flood of reports, and a number of striking videos.

History | local | NW Life | News | Environment

Zane Grey's Oregon Cabin Added To Historic Places Registry

AP | July 28, 2016 11:03 a.m.

A small cabin on Oregon's Rogue River has been designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places.

Nation

For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

NPR | July 27, 2016 3:47 p.m.

At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?

Books | Arts

Comic Book Writer Marjorie Liu On How Rejection Shaped Her Writing

NPR | July 26, 2016 10:16 a.m.

Author Marjorie Liu writes adult fantasy novels that explore alienation and identity. And they've attracted a large, diverse fan base. Her latest is the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Monstress.

Music

In Colombia, Preserving Songs That Tell Stories

NPR | July 27, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Vallenato, traditional music from Colombia, was immortalized in One Hundred Years Of Solitude.

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Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

NPR | July 26, 2016 5:06 p.m.

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

Entertainment | Books | Arts

Minicomics May Be Small, But They Pack Big Thrills

NPR | July 27, 2016 9:02 a.m.

Minicomics are kind of a relic — few artists now want to go to the trouble of printing and distributing paper comics. But there are still a few out there that are worth the trouble of hunting down.

Nation

'Miss Cleo,' Fortuneteller Of '90s TV Fame, Dies At 53

NPR | July 26, 2016 5:38 p.m.

Youree Dell Harris became a cult celebrity as the face of a psychic hotline — saying "Call me now" in her distinctive, dubious patois. The role meant fame, but also a lifelong association to fraud.

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'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age. 

OPB | March 23, 2016

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