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Song Travels
2:57 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway On 'Song Travels'

Ann Hampton Callaway.
Bill Westmoreland Courtesy of the artist

Tony Award-nominated actress, vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and big bands the world over, and has been a guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Her latest projects include the show Boom! with her sister Liz Callaway, as well as a tribute to Barbra Streisand with the Boston Pops.

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Shots - Health News
2:55 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Why Playing Minecraft Might Be More Healthful For Kids Than TV

It's not exercise, but at least kids can't eat potato chips while gaming on phones.

Originally published on Sun March 30, 2014 8:15 am

Doctors say children shouldn't log more than two hours a day of screen time, though what with phones, computers and TV most children put in much more.

But it may be that not all screens are equally evil.

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that sixth-graders who watched a lot of TV were more likely to eat junk food and drink soda than their peers who spent the same amount of time on the computer or playing video games, researchers from the University of Michigan say.

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Mountain Stage
2:47 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Luray On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:44 pm

Luray makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.

The Americana collective is led by banjo player and singer Shannon Carey. Based near Washington, D.C., Carey comes from a musical Wisconsin family: Her brother Sean is drummer and supporting vocalist for Bon Iver.

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The Two-Way
2:20 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Chris Christie Says Port Authority Chairman Has Resigned

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 2:46 pm

The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has resigned, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in a press conference on Friday.

This is the latest development in an ongoing political scandal that involves the politically charged closure of the George Washington Bridge.

The New York Times reports:

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
1:28 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

Dianne Reeves.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 13, 2011 11:33 am

This Piano Jazz episode from 1999 features one of today's preeminent jazz singers. Dianne Reeves brings her rhythmic virtuosity to a sparkling set of standards, including duets with host Marian McPartland on "Close Enough for Love" and "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise."

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