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11:41 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Night Train: Best of 2014

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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Music
11:36 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Crossroads: Best of 2014

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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Music
11:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Chris Heim's Picks: Best Music Books of 2014

 

1. On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally (Counterpoint)

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Music
11:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Jedd Beaudoin's Best Music Books of 2014

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus (Yale University Press)

Greil Marcus is one of our greatest music and cultural critics—maybe even the greatest. In this latest volume he travels the distance between Etta James and Joy Division, Cyndi Lauper, Beyoncé and more for a poetic, thoughtful and incredibly well-paced read.

The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob by David Kinney (Simon & Schuster)

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Health
11:55 am
Tue December 23, 2014

New Virus Linked To Kansas Death

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

The new virus is called Bourbon Virus after the Kansas resident's home county. The host of the virus is unknown but believed to be a tick, as the illness bears similar symptoms to known tick viruses. Symptoms include fever and fatigue.

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Military
5:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Absent Without Leave? Or A Missing Person?

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In the United States Army, there are certain protocols regarding soldiers who leave their posts without permission and are considered absent without leave or AWOL. But what happens when a family considers their loved one not AWOL, but a missing person? KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

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Commentary
5:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Musical Space: Cinematic Soul

Soundtracks to films such as Shaft and Cleopatra Jones changed the pop music landscape by providing a new perspective on soul sensibility with funky drum, slap bass, clavinet and the sound of wah wah pedals.

You could hear strings and horns collide with orchestral movie music and a James Brown style groove.

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Community
11:42 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Volunteers: Impactful, Diverse And In Demand

Volunteers Michael Scott, left, and Jim Salter each spend as much time at United Methodist Open Door's food bank as they can
Credit Sean Sandefur

A recent report from the Corporation for National and Community Service ranked Kansas fourth in the country for volunteering. It’s estimated that 36 percent of the state’s population volunteers on a regular basis. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur visited an organization in Wichita that couldn’t do their work without them, and reports that no matter the ranking, more are always needed.

The Food Bank for the United Methodist Open Door sits at the corner of North Mosley and E 15th street in Wichita.

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Crime and Courts
11:35 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Two Men Involved In A Sexual Assault Case At A KU Residence Hall

Prosecutors have dropped charges against two men accused of raping two women in a University of Kansas residence hall during homecoming weekend.

The Douglas County prosecutor's office said in a statement that evidence initially suggested a crime occurred.

However, the office said there was no longer sufficient evidence to proceed after more people were interviewed and cell phone and medical records were reviewed.

One former suspect is from Lawrence and the other from Olathe. Police say one of the men is a KU student.

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Government
11:35 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Sen. Pat Roberts Returns From Kuwait Visit; Sees Progress In Fight Against ISIS

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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says he saw signs of progress in fighting against Islamic State militants during his weekend trip to Iraq to visit U.S. troops.

Roberts arrived Thursday night in Kuwait to visit U.S. troops.

On Saturday, Roberts went to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his defense and foreign ministers.

Sunday, he was in the Kurdish city of Erbil in northern Iraq.

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