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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April 26, 2018 | NPR · The commercial celebrates hairlessness. And it prompted a cricket star to speak out, charging that the ad promotes “body shaming and objectification.”
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · A group of Central American asylum-seekers, who have been traveling through Mexico for weeks, are gathering near the border with the U.S. They say they will request asylum on Sunday.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Thousands of demonstrators descended on Phoenix, where they are marching on the Capitol to demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. Across state lines, teachers in Colorado are also protesting.
 

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April 26, 2018 | FA · Tapper’s new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 during Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s Communist “witch hunt” — a time he describes as “very resonant” with the current political climate.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Kevin Young’s new book of poetry, Brown, is colored by memories from his family and childhood, U.S. history and black culture.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Cosmonauts Abram and Myshka have traveled the universe and gained superpowers — but in Eternity, they face a new challenge: Parenthood. (And an epic conflict over the destiny of their super-kid.)
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Hear the Gullah-inspired sounds of Ranky Tanky’s self-titled release, performed live by the powerful jazz quintet based out of South Carolina.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In a statement today, Tim Bergling’s family lamented the machinery of the music industry and cited the producer’s aversion to the spotlight.
 

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April 26, 2018 | KCRW-FM · With an en vogue unaffected croon, the DJ and producer best known for his work with Jordan Rakei and Kaytranada in the London electronic scene steps in front of the mic for his debut album, Geography.
 

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