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Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Show’

April 11, 2014
Stephen Colbert will leave his faux-conservative character behind when he succeeds David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. (Comedy Central)

Stephen Colbert will leave behind his faux-conservative character on “The Colbert Report” to take over for David Letterman in 2015.

Putin’s Popularity On The Rise In Russia

April 11, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures after signing a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea Crimea peninsula becoming part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014, with Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov (left) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (right), smiling as the take part in the ceremony. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s annexation of the Crimea has done further damage to the president’s reputation in Europe and America. But not in Russia.

New Health Secretary Nominee To Face Hurdles

April 11, 2014

We take a look at the challenges ahead for the president nominee to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Renee Graham On Tribute Albums

April 11, 2014
Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham recommends the tribute albums "Looking Into You," "ReFried Mac" and "Foreverly."

The release of “Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne” got our pop culture critic thinking about tribute albums.

Students, Chaperones Killed In California Bus Crash

April 11, 2014
Massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus just after they collide on Interstate 5, Thursday April, 10, 2014, near Orland, Calif. (Jeremy Lockett/AP)

Five high school students and three adult chaperones are among the 10 people killed in a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Children’s Author To Explore How S.S. United States Worked

April 11, 2014
The S.S. United States, which held speed records for Atlantic crossings, is docked in the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/NewsWorks)

The fastest cruise liner ever built is gutted and rusting, but has attracted the attention of a best-selling author and illustrator.

Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory Declared Public Nuisance

April 11, 2014
Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Residents of Irwindale, California, complain that the odor from the facility burns their eyes and throats.

Inside The World Of Fast Fashion

April 11, 2014
Buildings are reflected in a Forever 21 storefront in Washington, D.C. Forever 21 is the largest fast fashion retailer based in the U.S. (vpickering/Flickr)

New styles go from runway to retailer at warp speed. We look at the impact of “fast fashion” and who’s behind it.

Denver Mayor Visits Amsterdam Mayor

April 11, 2014
The neon sign of a coffee shop is pictured in Amsterdam, October 31, 2011. (Nathalie Magniez/AFP/Getty Images)

Worried about what legalized recreational marijuana means for Denver, Michael Hancock is speaking to his counterpart in Amsterdam.

Obama Nominates Budget Director To Replace Sebelius

April 11, 2014
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is pictured March 4, 2013, as President Obama nominates her to be budget director. At the time, she was president of the Walmart Foundation. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns, we take a look at her proposed replacement.

Music From The Show

April 10, 2014

From the Doors to Grizzly Bear.

Marking The 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act

April 10, 2014

President Obama and former presidents are in Austin to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

DJ Sessions: ‘Vibey’ And Melodic With Anthony Valadez

April 10, 2014
Brooklyn electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene are among the artists KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez introduces us to in the latest installment of Here & Now DJ Sessions. (Mats Bakken)

From electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene to jazz trio BadBadNotGood, you might want to roll down your car window and drive.

Walmart Partners With Wild Oats To Sell Cheaper Organics

April 10, 2014
Wild Oats, a popular organic food brand in the 1980s, will soon be on the shelves in the grocery section of your local Walmart. Wild Oats products are projected to sell for 25 percent less than other national organic brands, and will likely bring about a huge shift in organics supply chain. (Bill Lile/Flickr)

A new line of economy-priced organic products at Walmart could mean new competition for stores like Whole Foods.

In Libya, Accused Gaddafi Loyalists Still Can’t Return Home

April 10, 2014

Two years after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed, Tawerghans are still living in refugee camps.

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