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DJ Sessions: Vivaldi To Scarlatti

October 21, 2014
The London Symphony Orchestra performs during a rehearsal at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on March 6, 2014. The London Symphony Orchestra will perform for two days in Taiwan, in Taipei on March 6 and in Kaoshiung on March 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENG (Photo credit should read Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Vic Di Geronimo, who hosts Classic Mornings on WILL Illinois Public Media in Urbana, Illinois, shares a playlist of classical music.

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014
In this Jan. 18, 2008 photo, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona speaks during a news conference in Austin, Texas. (Harry Cabluck/AP)

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ Is Out On Blu-Ray

October 21, 2014
Actor Paul Reubens 'Pee-wee Herman' speaks onstage at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses the cult classic TV show and what it means when something shot on film is digitally remastered.

Politicians And Populace Face Off In Hong Kong

October 21, 2014
A Time magazine cover featuring Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is seen at an occupied area by pro-democracy protesters outside the gate of government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides

Today, protesters and officials from Leung Chun-ying’s administration finally met, but little was accomplished.

China’s Economic Growth Falters

October 21, 2014
A Chinese migrant worker passes by The People's Bank of China as he heads to a bus station in Beijing on May 1, 2013. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Its economy grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter – better than expectations, but still the weakest performance in five years.

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

October 21, 2014
An Italian military personnel wearing a protective gets ready to take care of a pretended Ebola victim during a specialized training course for the management and transport of highly contagious patients, in Rome's Pratica di Mare military airport in Pomezia on September 24, 2014. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

Millions Of Cars Recalled For Possible Exploding Airbag

October 21, 2014
Pre-owned Toyota cars are available for sale on January 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Toyota is recalling more than one million vehicles sold in the United States over faulty airbags and windshield wipers. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

If you drive a Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, GM or Nissan, your car may be one of the millions being recalled.

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

October 21, 2014
Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His latest book is "Food: A Love Story." (Alan Gastelum)

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

October 21, 2014
Jill Abramson is pictured at the WBUR event on Oct. 20, 2014. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

An E-Reader That ‘Beats Hardcovers’?

October 21, 2014
Amazon's new e reader, the Kindle Voyage has been getting rave reviews. (Amazon)

The Kindle Voyage has been getting rave reviews, with The New York Times saying “it offers the visual clarity of printed text.

Critical Care Nurse Writes Open Letter To Ebola Nurse

October 21, 2014
When nurse Kati Kleber of Charlotte, North Carolina, wrote an open letter to Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral. (

When Kati Kleber posted a letter of support for Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral among nurses.

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

October 21, 2014
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is pictured on October 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

A Closer Look At Governor’s Races In Kansas, Colorado, Connecticut

October 21, 2014
Kimberly Fisher casts her ballot at a polling place in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday, after superstorm Sandy passed through the area. (Alex Brandon/AP)

This year, almost a dozen incumbent governors are at risk of losing their bids for reelection. We take a look at three of those races.

Music From The Show

October 20, 2014

From Ween to DJ Sun.

Comet Narrowly Passes Mars, NASA Orbiters

October 20, 2014
An artist's concept of comet Siding Spring and Mars. (NASA)

The comet Siding Spring came closer to Mars than any comet has come to a planet in recorded history.

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