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Sunday, 10:00-11:00am, Tom Druckenmiller looks at new recordings in 2016 from singer-songwriters with music from Gillian Welch, John Gorka, Kaia Kater, Putnam Smith and more.
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Northampton and Lehigh County Meals on Wheels on LV Discourse

Host John Pearce is joined by Pam Bechtel and JoAnn Nenow, Meals on Wheels Executive Directors for Northampton and Lehigh counties, respectively. They discuss Meals on Wheels, now 45 years old in the Lehigh Valley, and its service to the community. The meals provided make it possible for many senior citizens to remain in their homes as they age. Hear stories of people receiving two meals daily and learn how you can become a volunteer. (Original air-date: 11/24/2016)
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The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision also comes as demonstrators across the country flocked to North Dakota in protest.

Austria's far-right presidential candidate conceded defeat Sunday shortly after polls closed and preliminary results from the election showed Alexander Van der Bellen to win 53.6 percent of the vote.

Van der Bellen's opponent, Norbert Hofer of the conservative Freedom Party brought in just over 46 percent of the vote.

Updated at 3:23 p.m. ET Sunday.

The number of people killed in a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. has risen to 30 and is expected to rise even further, officials say.

The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Friday during an electronic music show at the "Ghost Ship," an artists' collective in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.

The ashes of Fidel Castro, the iconic revolutionary leader who died late last month, were interred in a private ceremony Sunday bringing an end to nine days of mourning in Cuba for a man who was the political face of the island nation for nearly half a century.

The ceremony at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, located in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba known as the site that launched the Cuban Revolution. Castro's remains join those of other prominent Cuban figures.

Will Grant of the BBC tells NPR's Newscast:

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