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Unassuming Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Dies At 84

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:05pm

Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.

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Paul Weller: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:03pm

The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.

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As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:53pm

A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.

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What's The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:52pm

Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats' impact on wildlife.

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For Arizona Mining Towns, A Diverse Economy Is A Good Economy

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:45pm

Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.

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The Benefits Of State-Of-The-Art Airports

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:40pm

After New York's governor unveiled a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia, we look at the role airports play in a region's economy.

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Songs We Love: Golden Rules, 'It's Over'

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:38pm

U.K. beatmaker Paul White and Florida rapper/singer Eric Biddines give us a break-up song that's as bouncy as it is bluesy.

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Ford Profits Jump 44 Percent Amid Strong North America Sales

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:33pm

Ford is crediting steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for record-high profits in North America.

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'Buzzin' The Blues' Revisits The Declarative Harmonica Style Of Slim Harpo

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

Born in Baton Rouge in 1924, the blues musician known as Slim Harpo influenced rock bands like the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Pink Floyd. Rock Historian Ed Ward shares Harpo's story.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

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Guest DJ: Leon Bridges

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:10pm

The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.

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Arizona Cardinals Hire Female Coach For Training Camp And Preseason

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00pm

"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," says Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist.

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Look Out Pelley, Muir And Holt. Rapping Reporters Could Give You A Jolt

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:43am

Uganda is bringing young eyeballs to the evening news with a team of rappers who inform and amuse.

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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:19am

Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.

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Donald Trump's Flipping Political Donations

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:16am

The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.

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Song Of A Haunted Childhood

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:03am

"The Witch," from composer Sarah Kirkland Snider's new album Unremembered, inspires childlike fear. Hear singer Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond spin out a tale of terror.

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Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And Two Guinness World Records

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:36am

Jia Jia, who lives at an amusement park in Hong Kong, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would more than 100.

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World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: The Tallest Man On Earth

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:31am

Even with other musicians backing him during this World Cafe Live set, The Tallest Man on Earth retains the magic of his intimate solo albums.

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Former N.Y. Prison Employee Enters Guilty Plea Related To Inmates' Escape

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:14am

Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility worker who was charged last month with aiding two convicted killers' escape, has reached a deal with prosecutors.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:01am

The past 15 years have seen a drop in deaths and hospitalizations among Medicare patients — people 65 and older. Teasing out why is tricky, but it seems a good trend for the 50-year-old program.

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