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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February 18, 2018 | NPR · Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer’s disease may be traced to an immunity glitch.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · What’s become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA’s impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men’s giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.
 

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February 17, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.
 

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February 17, 2018 | NPR · The actress plays warrior Okoye in the new film. “The thing that really connected me … was her love and her loyalty to this thing called Wakanda, this nation that was never colonized,” she says.
 

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February 17, 2018 | NPR · The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical.
 

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February 17, 2018 | NPR · The Canadian singer covers the Chess Records catalog, from Chuck Berry to Etta James, on her debut album.
 

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February 16, 2018 | NPR · The town of Paracho is celebrating after its onetime resident helped design the guitar featured in the hit Disney-Pixar movie, and now it can’t keep up with orders for the instrument.
 

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February 16, 2018 | NPR · From classic studio sessions with Puff Daddy to the tragic life lessons that inspired his long-awaited debut LP, Nipsey provides some deep-dive liner notes.
 

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