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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. Thousands of Haitians traveled to Ganthier, a small town east of Port-au-Prince where pilgrims hiked across the surrounding mountains. These were dotted with Stations of the Cross, depictions of the final hours in Jesus’ life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 

On Sunday, 73-year old Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. was arrested in Overland Park, Kansas after shooting three people at Jewish Community Centers. As he was being arrested, his cries of “Heil Hitler” were caught on tape. (ABC news):

 

Many were found dead and hundreds are still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized in the Yellow Sea. Details are still murky, but for the families of the dead and missing, their feelings could not be more vivid:

 

In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, rumors and controversy broke out after masked men distributed fliers ordering Jews to register with the pro-Russian separatists. Both sides – pro- and anti-Russian Ukrainians – were quick to point fingers. Yaguda Kellerman, deputy chief of the Donetsk Jewish Community Center, wasn’t ready to believe anything. (NPR):

 

In more than four hours of questioning, President Vladimir Putin answered question-after-question from the Russian people. While much of the conversation revolved around Ukraine, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently under asylum in Russia, asked the Russian president one very different question. Putin cracked a joke. (Daily Mail Online):

 

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. The city gathered to hear from survivors, family of the fallen, and Vice President Joe Biden. (C-SPAN):

 

Famed Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez died this week at 87. Author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” he was well-known for his work’s magical realism and creativity – something he spoke on in his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech. (NPR):

 

Winners were announced for the Pulitzer Prizes. The Guardian US and The Washington post won the award for Public Service. Annie Baker won with “The Flick” for Drama. For Music, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams – whose music is often associated with nature and landscapes – won with the beautiful, “Become Ocean.” (Seattle Symphony):

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Dec 19, 2014
Alan Gross, waves as he and his wife Judy leave following his statement at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after 5 years in a Cuban prison. (AP)

Cuba reset. Russia’s rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Dec 19, 2014
Soledad, and from left, Nina Pastori, and Lila Downs perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Joan Manuel Serrat at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP)

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

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Dec 18, 2014
A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP)

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

 
Dec 18, 2014
This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP)

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

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Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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