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Homelessness in Rhode Island: 2014 (Part II)

In Part II, WBRU News looks at the politics of homelessness and how our political structures affect efforts to get help to those who need it most.

Life on Mars?

WBRU's Ben Becker talks to NASA scientist Lynn Rothschild about the origins of life on Earth and whether it could have come from Mars.


Fitz and the Tantrums Announce Summer Tour

Remember our good friends Fitz and the Tantrums from their epic visit to WBRU and Providence this fall? Well if you, like us, are having Spring-onset Fitz withdrawal, fear not! The gang is gearing up to headline a summer tour! Although they unfortunately won't be making it back to Providence, you can catch Fitz, Noelle, and the rest of the crew at some of our favorite summer festivals (see below for full tour dates).

If we won't be seeing you on the festival bandwagon this summer, don't miss Fitz and the Tantrums on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," on April 9

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Black Keys Album Release: May 13!

The Black Keys released the first single off their new album, Turn Blue (set to release May 13th), today. Check out the song, "Fever," below or at


Like what you hear? Download "

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Exposure: Wednesday 3/19

Bastille - Flaws (cut extremely short due to an unfortunate cd skip)

Foster the People - Fire Escape

Lorde - The Love Club

Matt Nathanson - Mission Bells

The 1975 - Chocolate

Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home

Chvrches - Recover

Deer Tick - The Dream's in the Ditch

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Walk the Moon - Shiver Shiver

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Mark Foster of Foster the People Interview

Steve Olsen of the Afternoon BRU exclusively interviewed Mark Foster, of Foster the People, for WBRU.

To find out more on the meaning behind the new album Supermodel's cover art, on what it feels like to come out with 2nd album when their debut was such a success, and on Mark's appreciation for the working class and the music from Oliver (the musical!), tune in with Steve at 6pm or listen to the full length interview below!


And be sure to catch Foster the People's new album Supermodel -- released today!!

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Exposure: Monday 3/18

Good Sex - Kevin Drew

The Take Off and Landing of Everything - Elbow

Waiting - The Black Lips

Animal Urges - Lo-Fang

Make it Easy - We Are Scientists

Float Away - Donora

Running - Delta Spirit

Sex - The 1975

Nickels and Dimes - Dirty Fences

Half Moon Run - Fulll Circle

Your Body is a Weapon - The Wombats

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Rock Hunt Stage

Rock Hunt Semifinals: Night 3

The third and final night of Rock Hunt commenced Friday at 9 p.m. at the Fatt Squirrel. Semifinalists Smith&Weeden, Jetty, and The Can’t Nots battled for the final spot in the Rock Hunt Finals. After the WBRU Promotions de

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Rock Hunt Semifinals: Night 2

WBRU hosted an awesome second semifinal last night at The Mardigras Multiclub!

With some brand new BRU Crew games and giveaways, the night kicked off with great entertainment.

As far as the music went, Wild Sun started

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Rock Hunt Semifinalists: The Can’t Nots

The Can't Nots made it in to see us on Home Bru'd last night before their Rock Hunt Semifinal tonight!

Listen to the full audio interview below!

Can't Nots Interview


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