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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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till’s murder to a national audience.
 

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December 11, 2017 | NPR · New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury’s interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria’s civil war.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing “love” as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · Chef Kaiser Lashkari’s Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It’s also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.
 

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December 10, 2017 | NPR · Genesis Blu is both a psychotherapist who works with teenagers and a rapper. “I love them equally,” she says.
 

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December 8, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Pairing original songs with covers that might just blow your musical mind — this time we look at The English Beat, The Kinks, Jenny Lewis and more.
 

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December 8, 2017 | NPR · The “MotorSport” video finds the Migos trio, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj in a far-away future filled with neon green energy drinks and some ridiculously long pink braids.
 

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