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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:34:00 -0500The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep on Feb. 19 in New York City.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:00 -0500Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as "the blind sheikh," who was convicted in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, has died in prison. He was 78.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:08:00 -0500The Dutch illustrator and children's book author wrote over 120 books and sold some 85 million copies worldwide. But no character earned him greater acclaim than a simple white rabbit.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:03:40 -0500Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:24:00 -0500Moore, who died Friday, was seen as a hero for his role in the first major land battle in Vietnam. He later co-authored the book, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young. Originally broadcast in 1992.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:48:00 -0500Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:06:00 -0500David Axelrod was a genre-fusing genius, a visionary artist in a boxer's body, a producer and composer who propelled popular music into an unknown future.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:38 -0500He called himself an "edutainer." His gift was bringing statistics about the world to life. Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin remembers Swedish statistician Hans Rosling, who died this week.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:57:00 -0500The lifelong Detroiter opened his first store with his wife, Marian, in the Detroit suburb of Garden City in 1959. Today its parent company says it's the world's largest carryout pizza chain.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:25:00 -0500Actor Richard Hatch — who starred in the original Battlestar Galactica film and TV series — died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his manager Michael Kaliski.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:29:05 -0500"The World's Foremost Authority" has died at age 102. Professor Irwin Corey was a staple on late-night TV. In his 90s, he was panhandling for social causes in Manhattan.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:18:00 -0500Who else could have appeared in the 1976 film Car Wash — and also accept a National Book Award on behalf of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon?
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:35:27 -0500Mukherjee, who died Saturday in Manhattan, grew up in India, Switzerland and England. Her work explores the thoughts and experiences of immigrants from many countries. Originally broadcast in 2002.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:27:00 -0500The travel ban imposed by the president a week ago on people from seven Muslim-majority countries is only the latest executive order through the years grounded in race, ethnicity or country of origin.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:55:00 -0500Indian-born author Bharati Mukherjee became a naturalized American citizen and wrote about the experience of Indian women in the diaspora. She's best-known for her novel, Jasmine.