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Member of the Family

Today at 10:00am

Charles Manson died Sunday at the age of 83, 48 years after he masterminded a string of murders that horrified the nation. But at 14, Dianne Lake had a much different take on Manson- she was in love with him and was the youngest member of the Manson family.

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The Takeaway

Gun Theft

Today at 12:00pm

A year-long investigation by The Trace examines the impact of gun theft, which primarily happens to ordinary gun owners, not gun stores. More than 237,000 guns were reported stolen in 2016. Of the 23,000 recovered by law enforcement, the majority were connected with crimes.

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Fresh Air


Today at 1:00pm
repeats at 7:00pm

More on the connections between Russia and Donald Trump, and his campaign. Terry talks with Luke Harding, author of the new book “Collusion.” It’s based on the Russian dossier, as well as his own reporting. Harding spent four years as the Moscow Bureau chief for the Guardian.

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    • KQEI Off The Air 11/4/2017

      The KQEI transmitter will be turned off Saturday morning (11/4). Utility work in the area requires de-energizing the lines for the safety of the workers. It is expected to be off for 5 hours.  Once the power returns, the broadcast will return to normal.

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