KRCC Operations Manager and weekday afternoon host Mike Procell had been wondering about the etymology of the phrase “pony up.” The Word Detective describes the origin of the phrase as relating to the small horse, and in the late 1700s, specifically as a small amount of money. In question and answer format, […]

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · A Pew Research Center survey says most Americans on social media are stressed out by online political interactions — and those feelings appear to be bipartisan.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · It’s called a diya. It’s part of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. And this year, the lamp is linked to politics in the U.S. — and in India as well.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · Even before tonight’s opening pitch, the mere fact that these two teams have made it this far is historic in itself. The Indians last won a championship in 1948, and the Cubs haven’t won since 1908.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · T.C. Boyle’s new novel is ripped from the headlines … of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.

October 25, 2016 | NPR · Lipton is just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea these days. So you might be surprised to learn that once upon a time, Lipton was known for selling tea direct from its own gardens.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.


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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The Seattle rapper’s newest single is an emotional, sometimes unsettling takedown of what he sees as a pandemic of drug addictions driven by doctors who overprescribe medicine.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · The intimate, completely unadorned performance was recorded live in Andrew Bird’s living room as part of his ongoing “Live From The Great Room” home recording series.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · This week’s show features new music from Run The Jewels, The Flaming Lips, a funny tune from John Prine, and more.

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