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Analysis: Can Republicans Become As Tech-Savvy As Democrats?

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As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe campaigned for office, he employed some of the same digital tools President Obama used during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. And overall, Democrats have had an edge when it comes to using technology and voter data on the campaign trail. But, according to Editor-in-chief of National Journal’s Hotline Steven Shepard, Republicans may soon catch up. The Republican National Committee has introduced its own tech start up called ParaBellum labs. He talks with WAMU host Matt Bush about how these digital techniques might play into upcoming elections.
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Colombia's La Momposina Sings A Tangled Social History

On this week's Alt Latino, we spend time with an album from Colombian singer Totó la Momposina. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about Tambolero.
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'Oleogustus' Is The Newly Discovered Taste, And Boy, Is It Bad

There's a new, sixth taste for humans: the taste for fat. But Rick Mattes of Purdue University tells NPR's Rachel Martin to think less yummy ice cream, more rancid food.
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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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