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Cape Girardeau To Join Collegiate Baseball League In 2019

The city of Cape Girardeau will be joining the Prospect League, a summer collegiate wood bat league, as a new team next year. Today, city mayor Harry Rediger made the announcement at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex while reminiscing on the history of baseball in the community. He thanked the Capaha field committee, led by the Jess Bolen family, for being instrumental in bringing Capaha field, where the team will play, from a dirt track to a quality playing field. He also thanked the partnership...

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SEMO 1998 Baseball Team to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

The 1998 Baseball Team will be inducted into the Southeast Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame this upcoming spring, Southeast's Department of Athletics announced Thursday. SEMO's 1998 Baseball Team became the first in school history to win the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and advance to the NCAA Division I Tournament. SEMO finished the year with an overall record of 32-24 and 15-9 in the OVC. The team tied a school record for wins in a season and beat Southwestern Athletic Conference...

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family': In his Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor.

It's clear Drake has earned the right to play by his own rules. And while the quadruple platinum-selling star was fairly silent in the last half of 2017, he did give fans a promise at the end of his March project, More Life.

"I'll be back in 2018 to give you the summary," Drizzy raps at the end of "Do Not Disturb."

Thai police toppled an accused kingpin in the global multi-million-dollar wildlife black market, with the arrest on Friday of Boonchai Bach in Nakhon Phanom, near the Laos border along the Mekong river.

At Boston's Mei Mei Street Kitchen, a small crew led by Ellie Tiglao rearranges tables, turning the Chinese-American restaurant into a pop-up Filipino banquet hall. About 30 people mill about, sticking with the groups in which they came. A line forms to buy beer.

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RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Scott.

SIMON: You heard Democratic Senator Van Hollen. We had Republican Congressman Cole. What points do they make that stand up for you?

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Even before the clock struck midnight and the government shut down, the fingerpointing had begun. Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma described it on our program this way.

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Musician MILCK On The Women's March

Jan 20, 2018

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You may have heard this song before.

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MILCK: (Singing) Put on your face. Know your place.

I am MILCK. I am a singer-songwriter. I have found myself on a whirlwind of a journey ever since January 2017.

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Left Of The Dial #113 - The '94 Sound

This week we're delving into another specific year from music's past: the momentous one of 1994. In pop culture Nintendo had declared it the “ year of the cartridge ” but Sony countered by releasing the Playstation , which of course used CDs. " Ice " beers were an attempt to get slightly more alcohol into a can. Marvel canceled The Sensational She-Hulk , concluding the humorous run with the hero making good on her Issue #1 threat . It was also a good year for music, despite the definitive...

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A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinhead group. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a "lifeline of acceptance." "I felt a sort of energy flow through me that I had never felt before — as if I was a part of something greater than myself," he says. Picciolini embraced the white supremacist message he heard that day and went on to front a white-power...

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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON