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The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

NPR | May 11, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | May 8, 2017 6:15 a.m.

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

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Ginned Up: Canada Recalls Bottles Of Bombay Sapphire For Being Extra-Boozy

NPR | May 5, 2017 10 a.m.

Thousands bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin in Canada were not properly diluted, leaving them with nearly double the intended alcohol content by volume — 77 percent, or 154 proof.

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Is Pharrell, The First Man To Model A Chanel Bag, Pushing Any Boundaries?

NPR | May 3, 2017 7:39 a.m.

In promoting a $4,000 handbag, is the producer widening the boundaries of hip-hop fashion?

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Many Working Women Won't See Themselves In 'Women Who Work'

NPR | May 3, 2017 6:55 a.m.

Ivanka Trump's new book — named after her brand's marketing campaign — is packed with anodyne advice borrowed from others, and a striking lack of awareness about economic and racial realities.

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Writers Guild Of America Reaches A Tentative Deal With Studios

NPR | May 2, 2017 3:53 a.m.

Hollywood writers are set to strike Tuesday when their current contract with studios, networks and producers ends. At issue is healthcare and a changed TV landscape with shorter seasons and less pay.

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'The Four Top': Fabulous Lady Food Bloggers | The Language Of Flavor | Online Wine Clubs

OPB | April 24, 2017 5 a.m. | Portland

Are fabulous food bloggers good or bad for the food industry? How do professional critics describe taste? And finally, online wine clubs: Should you belong to one, or are they a waste of money? Listen to Episode 17 of “The Four Top." 

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Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Free Music Streaming?

NPR | April 7, 2017 1:35 p.m.

Spotify has long evangelized free listening as a way to pull users in to paying for its service. The music industry's patience with the strategy seems to have run out.

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Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

NPR | March 29, 2017 3:57 p.m.

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

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'The Four Top': Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

OPB | March 27, 2017 6:13 a.m. | Portland

Are you being spammed by "spon con"? Is food-and-drink cobranding idiotic or innovative? And why is American brewpub food so universally terrible? To find out, tune into Episode 15 of “The Four Top.”