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Steve Williams Jazz Playlist, 8:00-12:00pm

Steve Williams plays jazz 8:00-12:00pm

Steve Williams plays jazz 8:00-12:00pm

Steve Williams 8:00-12:00pm 11/13/02

Steve Williams Jazz Playlist, 8:00 - 12:00

Steve Williams Playlist 8:00-11:00pm

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Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

Salt Lake City, UT – Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

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The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Salt Lake City – The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Jazz Record Companies:

Atlantic

BlueBird Records

Bluenote

BMG Records

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The Trump administration is proposing to exempt Alaska's Tongass National Forest from long-standing protections against logging and development, opening the door for potential timber harvesting on 165,000 acres of old-growth forest.

A thief walked into a San Francisco gallery on Sunday afternoon, plucked a rare Salvador Dalí from an easel in the front window, and strode out the door.

Rasjad Hopkins, associate director at Dennis Rae Fine Art Gallery, was working at the time. The door to the gallery was open, and Hopkins had his back turned.

"Snatch and run," Hopkins tells NPR.

It took just a few minutes to realize the etching was gone. For some reason, the work hadn't been locked with a tether as it normally was.

This year's Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to three scholars who revolutionized the effort to end global poverty: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT and Michael Kremer of Harvard are essentially credited with applying the scientific method to an enterprise that, until recently, was largely based on gut instincts.

But how does their approach work in practice? Why is it considered so ground-breaking? And how much has it actually changed life for the world's poorest? Here's an explainer.

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An Interior Department committee is recommending that the National Park Service privatize campgrounds in national parks and offer services such as WI-FI and food trucks.

Then-national security adviser John Bolton was distressed about Rudy Giuliani. Trump's personal lawyer had bypassed established procedure for representing the White House with a foreign leader and had launched a secret back channel of communication with Ukraine. The shadowy moves were so potentially combustible that Bolton in private meetings earlier this year called Giuliani "a hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up."

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