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Good morning, I'm David Greene. In the movie "Major League," some prayer rituals were involved in the Cleveland Indians turning around their season.

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Politics In The News

Aug 22, 2016
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And so after that campaign shake-up last week, is there a new Donald Trump or not? You decide. This is the candidate on Friday speaking about African-Americans in front of a largely white audience in Dimondale, Mich.

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Scores Killed And Injured In Turkey Wedding Bombing

Aug 22, 2016
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Jackson County Democrats picked Tonia Moro to run for Oregon State Senate in a special convention Friday night (August 19).

She will run for the Senate District 3 seat vacated by Sen. Alan Bates of Medford, who died two weeks before.

Dick Van Dyke Is Still Going Strong At 90

Aug 19, 2016
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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So if you happened to be at this Denny's in Southern California the other day, you would have been treated to this.

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THE VANTASTIX: (Singing) Chitty chitty bang bang.

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The new Ben-Hur opens today, which can't help but put moviegoers in mind of the 1959 MGM blockbuster. That classic starred Charlton Heston and won a pile of Oscars.

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Brexit: The Tale Of Two Towns

Aug 19, 2016
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The sudden death of State Senator Alan Bates (D-Medford) created a vacancy and an election in Oregon Senate District 3.

Twelve Democrats have expressed a desire to fill the position, either short or long-term. 

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Crater Lake is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a feast for the eyes.  What sounds should accompany the sights? 

The Britt Festival commissioned New York-based composer Michael Gordon to create an audio portrait, "Natural History."  The orchestra, led by Teddy Abrams, went to Crater Lake to perform it in late July. 

Musicians were joined by members of the Klamath Tribe and singers from three Rogue Valley choirs. 

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DAS RACIST: (Singing) I'm at the Pizza Hut. What? I'm at the Taco Bell. What? I'm at the...

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