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  • Southern Baptist Leaders Highlight Benefits Of Youthful Matrimony

    March 10, 2015 9:07 PM 171

    Leaders of the country's largest Protestant denomination have a message for millennials: get married already. The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention and its nearly 16 million members continue to resist societal trends like gay marriage and cohabitation. They also want to go against the grain on the rising marital age. But back in 1972, Pam Blume

  • New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

    March 10, 2015 6:55 PM 162

    There's a lesson at the heart of the announcement Monday by HBO that it was finally starting the standalone video streaming service they have been talking about for five months, HBO Now. In a media world fragmented by digital technology, the consumer's will is king. That's because HBO Now isn't just a way to bring the pay TV giant's stores of hip television

  • Kishi Bashi On World Cafe

    March 10, 2015 6:36 PM 81

    Kishi Bashi, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi, creates an otherworldly musical experience. On this episode of World Cafe, a string quartet joins Ishibashi to translate arrangements he often plays solo, looping his parts into complex arrangements. Ishibashi is a violinist, arranger and songwriter who has worked with Regina Spektor and Of Montreal

  • Euro Falls As Euro Bond Buying Begins

    March 10, 2015 5:33 PM 195

    A giant Euro symbol, the currency of the EU, stands in front of Frankfurt’s Eurotower, which houses the European Central Bank, June 2005. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images) The euro is losing value, falling by more than 1 percent on Tuesday, a day after the European Central Bank began its bond buying program. The bond buying program, similar to the quantitative

  • Michael Rault, 'Nothing Means Nothing'

    March 10, 2015 5:24 PM 170

    If you like The Beatles — especially the period around 1968 that produced the White Album and songs like "Dear Prudence" — then give a listen to Michael Rault. This Toronto-based singer has nailed the harmonies and guitar sound that is part of pop's DNA in this song, "Nothing Means Nothing." This single gives us a hint as to what's in store when Rault

  • University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

    March 10, 2015 5:23 PM 86

    Saying they had "created a hostile learning environment for others," University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two students who have been identified as the leaders of a racist chant during a fraternity event. The incident was filmed and posted to YouTube, where it created a storm of criticism and resulted in the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • Ferguson Judge Resigns, One Week After Scathing DOJ Report

    March 10, 2015 5:12 PM 180

    Members of the Missouri National Guard stand outside the Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 26, 2014. (Jeff Roberson/AP) The Missouri Supreme Court has placed a state judge in charge of all municipal cases in Ferguson, Missouri. This comes after Judge Ronald Brockmeyer of Ferguson municipal court resigned, just one week after

  • Racist Videos Continue To Rock University Of Oklahoma

    March 10, 2015 5:06 PM 167

    Workers remove the letters from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, March. 9, 2015, in Norman, Okla. (Nick Oxford/AP) Another racist video has surfaced at the University of Oklahoma, this time showing the 78-year-old “house mother” of the now-banned-from-campus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity using a racial slur in 2013. (See the video

  • Smith Henderson’s Debut Novel ‘Fourth Of July Creek’

    March 10, 2015 4:40 PM 81

    Smith Henderson made a splash in 2014 with “Fourth of July Creek.” The debut novel made a number of critics’ best books lists including The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2014″ and is now being published in paperback. “Fourth of July Creek” is set in Henderson’s native Montana and centers around a social worker named Pete. Pete’s personal life is falling

  • For One Outdoorsman, Roadkill Is His Only Red Meat

    March 10, 2015 4:32 PM 159

    All winter long, Jeff Potter has been fielding the phone calls. They started coming in after the first frosts. "Last autumn, my brother phones on his way home from the grocery: 'I was driving to the store and there wasn't a deer in the road, but on the way back there was, so it's gotta be fresh!' " Potter, who lives in exurban Lansing, Mich., was busy processing