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The TB That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans

Conquistadors and missionaries didn't just bring colonialism and Western religion to other parts of the world. They likely brought TB, too. That's a key finding of an international study published this week in Science Advances , which looks at how the most common strain of tuberculosis developed – and how antibiotic resistance, a serious issue in fighting tuberculosis, has spread as well. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most serious health issues. It is the deadliest infectious...

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Media Mavens Merci Bouquet Honoree

This week's Bouquet goes to community servants: Helene Leonard and husband, Gene Stilwell! Together they founded Stages Creative Drama Workshop on the East End in 1994!

The European Union's highest court on Friday ordered Poland to reverse a law leading to the removal of nearly a third of the nation's Supreme Court judges, and to reinstate those who were dismissed.

Tune in to FREEFORM RADIO this SUNDAY 6-8 PM for "Clampdown" and other catchy songs against fascism from Radiohead, Spoon, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello and more! All on listener-supported 88.3 WPPB in Southampton NY, online at 883wppb.org or on the TuneIn app. 

"Bit Logic" is the new album from The Bottle Rockets and is featured this week on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to their song "Bit Logic" and tune in to AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 PM to hear more.    

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Jamal Khashoggi's grandfather was the doctor to King Abdul Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia in the 1930s.

His uncle Adnan Khashoggi became a celebrity billionaire as the weapons broker for another Saudi monarch, King Fahd.

Go into your trance as we look at the "improbable" 1964 musical version of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, with a mélange of the Broadway cast, the London cast, a dash of cabaret singers, and Noel Coward himself.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Editor's note: This story describes graphic allegations of sexual abuse.

The University of Southern California says it has reached a tentative class action settlement agreement worth $215 million over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who used to work at its student health center.

Approximately 500 current and former students have accused gynecologist George Tyndall of misconduct, according to The Associated Press.

Last winter, when Chung Soo-young saw a man rushing out of the women's restroom at a chain coffee shop in downtown Seoul, the first thing she did was to scan all stalls in search of a hidden camera. Like many other South Korean women, Chung, 26, constantly worries that she could be secretly filmed in private moments. Her fear spiked, she says, when she saw the intruder and "realized I can actually be a victim."

40 years ago, horror fans were introduced to the masked killer Michael Myers, stalker of babysitters in a small Illinois town. The film was, of course, Halloween. And it was the debut of Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the bookish babysitter, Laurie Strode — the original "final girl" character who narrowly escapes the slaughter. Curtis appeared in three more sequels and even died in one. She thought she'd left that character behind.

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