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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra With Carmen Bradford On Jazz Northwest

KPLU News - 8 hours 2 min ago

Carmen Bradford graciously stepped in as a last minute replacement for an ailing Wycliffe Gordon as featured soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for its April concerts.  With less than a week to prepare a new concert with different music than planned, it was tense but everything just seemed right after the first rehearsal with Carmen Bradford.  

Playing for capacity audiences in Benaroya Hall and Kirkland Performance Center, Miss Bradford and the SRJO drew standing ovations and encores.  The concert at Kirkland Performance Center was recorded for broadcast on KPLU's Jazz Northwest and will air on Sunday, May 3 at 2 PM Pacific and stream at kplu.org.

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

KPLU News - 8 hours 20 min ago
Swayambhunath — also known as the Monkey Temple, for its holy, furry dwellers that swing from the rosewood trees — is one of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It was also one of the worst damaged by last month's earthquake.

At the site, Nepali police soldiers shovel broken bricks and sand into garbage baskets.

In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

KPLU News - 8 hours 34 min ago
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In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

KPLU News - 8 hours 36 min ago
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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

KPLU News - 8 hours 36 min ago
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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

KPLU News - 8 hours 59 min ago
The field of announced Republican candidates will in all likelihood double this week from three to six. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are expected to jump into the race.

Perhaps the most intriguing of this new batch of presidential hopefuls is former pediatric neurosurgeon Dr.

NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

KPLU News - 10 hours 2 min ago
A man accused of shooting a plainclothes New York police officer in New York has been charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials say. The officer, who was shot Saturday night, remains in hospital in critical but stable condition, The Associated Press reports.

The officer, Brian Moore, 25, was attacked in Queens Village.

Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

KPLU News - 13 hours 22 min ago
Editor's Note: Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as the country was going through an uprising, part of the broader upheavals in the Arab world. She has lived in the capital Sanaa for much of the past three years, growing deeply attached to the country and the people even as Yemen has descended into chaos.

When I landed in Sanaa three years ago, men carrying guns on the street was a rare sight. Yes, every man owns at least one, but I rarely saw them displayed publicly, even among the more rural and traditional tribesmen.

Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

KPLU News - 14 hours 39 min ago
Italy's coast guard says it has managed to rescue some 3,700 migrants in a single day from smuggler's boats off the coast of Libya in 17 separate operations designed to stem the tide of illegal immigration to Europe from refugees leaving North Africa.

The operations took place just weeks after an estimated 800 migrants were drowned when their boat capsized en route to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

KPLU News - 14 hours 51 min ago
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced today that she was lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

KPLU News - 15 hours 45 min ago
An estimated 14,000 were injured in April's earthquake in Nepal. The caseload is overwhelming hospitals in Kathmandu, says Dr. Bianca Grecu-Jacobs, a resident in emergency medicine from California who was working in Nepal when the quake struck.

"[In] the lobby areas, patients just are on the floor waiting," Grecu-Jacobs says via Skype from Katmandu. "They strung up IVs for patients who need them in whatever manner they can."

Grecu-Jacobs is now helping out in a hospital with logistics, working on sanitation and trying to prevent infections.

101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

KPLU News - 15 hours 53 min ago
Rescue workers digging through the rubble in Nepal have discovered three survivors — including a man thought to be 101 — a week after a powerful earthquake leveled buildings in the South Asian country, killing more than 7,000.

NPR's Russell Lewis reports from Kathmandu: "The man was found alive in the rubble of his home northwest of the capital Kathmandu. He only had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation.

To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

KPLU News - 17 hours 17 min ago
Blue-uniformed police do the heavy lifting in Dabar square in the city of Patan, one of Nepal's oldest. Moving wooden beams and stacking broken bricks, they sift through ruined monuments, some of which date back to the 1600s.

A considerable chunk of Nepal's cultural heritage crumpled under the intensity of the seismic energy released by the quake nine days ago.

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

KPLU News - 18 hours 7 min ago
What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering.

China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
Go to Xi'an city in northwest China, and you can still hear amateur musical ensembles playing court music from the Tang Dynasty.

Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
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In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
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Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

KPLU News - 18 hours 13 min ago
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