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Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by WLRH News

WLRH's Beth Norwood had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Lindsay Monroe, who is walking across the U.S. She plans to do this in eight months. Her web site is and here is an interview featuring some of Lindsay's adventures!

  • Radio DJ Alan Freed in the 1950s. Freed's pioneering career as a champion of rock and roll was marred by the revelation that he'd accepted "payola" — money from labels to play certain records.

    Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by NPR News

    In the 1950s and '60s, payola scandals led to Congressional investigations. Though today's tactics are more nuanced than handing a DJ a briefcase full of money, pay for play is still alive and well.

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Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee for education secretary.

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A man adjusts a victim's photograph displayed with floral tributes and Turkish flags outside the Reina nightclub following the attack in Istanbul earlier this month.

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Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump exemplify our contradictory feelings about the rich and famous. As Hidden Brain explores this week, we idolize the powerful, but also relish their downfall.

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