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Play famed Friar's Head with Ann Liguori as your host.

Buy it Now--Your chance to secure this incredible offering before it goes to Live Auction. Available pre-event now until sold, or through September 7th only. Ann Liguori, renowned sports broadcaster, will host your threesome. Coore and Crenshaw designed Friar's Head has been hailed as among the top 100 courses in the world, and as reported by Newsday last year, "Suffice it to say Phil Mickelson has called it his favorite course to play." Friar's Head is compared to other courses that are...
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Listen on 9/4 at 8AM to the WPPB Re Broadcast of the EH Library's 12th Annual Author's Night

Listen on Sunday, September 4th at 8AM to the WPPB Re Broadcast of the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Author's Night. If you missed the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Author's Night, listen to 88.3 WPPB Sunday, September 4th at 8AM. Join Bonnie Grice for her fascinating one on one interviews with leading authors. Authors Interviewed: Louis Begley - Kill and Be Killed Ally Hilfiger - Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me Helen A. Harrison:...
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Media Mavens Merci Bouquet Honoree

This week's recipient is Ms Cathi Zillman, a Nurse Practitioner, in Smithtown, NY who treats kids with a variety of personal and medical issues including ADHD. Thank you Cathi!

The first commercial flight from the U.S. to Cuba in more than half a century has taken off today, marking another milestone in the thawing relationship between the two countries.

The inaugural trip is a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Santa Clara in central Cuba. And as NPR's Scott Horsley tells our Newscast unit, the plane is piloted by two Cuban-Americans.

"JetBlue Captain Mark Luaces and First Officer Francisco Barreras are both the sons of Cuban immigrants," he says.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

After 10 pages of Nathan Hill's debut novel, The Nix, I flipped to the dust jacket. I wanted to see what the author looked like because I was thinking to myself, Jesus, this guy is gonna be famous. I wanna see what he looks like.

It sounds like a crazy idea. Convince a survivor of sexual assault to tell her story by filming herself with a fire-breathing dragon imposed on her face.

That's what Indian journalist Yusuf Omar did. He discovered that Snapchat, a mobile app that allows users to create photo or video "stories" that disappear after 24 hours, can be used to document a victim's first-person account while obscuring his or her identities.

Its built-in "filters" — illustrated or animated digital overlays — can transform a subject's face into anything from a flower child to a puppy.

Residents of Hawaii are keeping a close eye on two hurricanes in the Pacific, Madeline and Lester.

And astronauts have been watching the storms, too — from a different angle.

On Tuesday, the International Space Station caught a spectacular view of both storms, as well as a powerful hurricane in the Atlantic.

The strongest storm in the video is Gaston, currently passing through the open ocean far from land. It's a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

Chicago's police superintendent is moving to fire five officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald in 2014 — one who pulled the trigger, and four who are accused of giving false statements about what happened.

McDonald, who was black, was shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke. Other officers said that McDonald had lunged at police before he was shot. But dashcam footage of the incident — released under a court order — contradicted their testimony.

On Wednesday morning, Brazil's Senate will hold a final vote on Dilma Rousseff's impeachment — one which is expected to result in the suspended president's permanent departure from that office.

Rousseff is accused of mishandling Brazil's budget and misrepresenting the state of the economy. Some of her accusers, as Rousseff noted in her testimony, are themselves accused or convicted of serious corruption charges.

The suspended president testified for 14 hours straight on Monday, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reports.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

On the second page of Curioddity — the debut novel by Eisner-winning comic-book writer Paul Jenkins — the book's protagonist Wil Morgan wakes up and looks in the mirror. Thankfully he doesn't do the expected thing, which is describe his appearance for the benefit of the reader. Instead, Jenkins writes, "Not a good time to make eye contact with his reflection, he decided, and he hastily backed away." It's a tiny scene, but it's telling. By and large, Curioddity tries to subvert — or at least smirk at — a whole host of fictional clichés and tropes.

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Bonnie in the Morning

Join Bonnie for a hip, authentic perspective on our community, events on our planet, and rockin’ musical sets.

The Afternoon Ramble

Join Brian for a celebration of American music mixing Blues, Folk, Gospel, Standards, Country, Soul, Jazz, Americana and R & B.

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Join Michael as he provides frequent local weather updates as well as regional news stories, urgent traffic reports, and his Throwback Thursday feature.

Friday Night Soul & The Urban Jazz Experience

Join Ed for a mixture of dance and romance music from the 50s to the 80s, including Soul, Disco, Latin and Old-School hip hop.