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Rebecca Roubion On Song Travels

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:51pm

The Nashville indie-pop singer performs her own "Vacherie Girl" and James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" alongside host Michael Feinstein.

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DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:40pm

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

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Can You Use That In A Sentence? NPR Readers Can

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:36pm

We solicited sentences from our readers using Oxford Dictionaries' new words and were impressed by the responses.

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Jazz Vocalist Issues A Convincing Calling Card With 'Nothing But Soul'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:35pm

In her debut album, Tiffany Austin puts her own improvisational, jazzy spin on songs by the late composer Hoagy Carmichael. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Austin "a singer to keep an ear on."

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From 'Batman' To 'Birdman,' Michael Keaton Knows Suits And Superheroes

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:35pm

Keaton says his 1989 bat suit was claustrophobic, but he somehow made it work. In Birdman, Keaton plays a washed-up, insecure actor looking for a second shot at fame. Originally broadcast Feb 9, 2015.

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Hiromi On Piano Jazz

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:34pm

Marian McPartland improvises a "Portrait" of the talented Japanese pianist in this 2004 session.

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Ruling Gives Unions Leverage In Negotiations With Franchises

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:33pm

The ruling from the National Labor Relations Board gave contract workers and employees of franchises more leverage to unionize.

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Beware: This Post Contains (Super! Epic!) Cat Video

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:31pm

Why are we posting a video of a cat that lifts heavy objects with its mind on All Songs Considered? It's a good question, and surely, we have a reasonable answer. Surely.

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Polish Official Says Secret Nazi Treasure Train May Have Been Found

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:30pm

Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may containing gold, gems and other loot.

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Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:23pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.

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How Immigration Is Playing Out In Greece And Japan

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:20pm

While refugees have been flooding into Greece, on the other side of the world in Japan, the picture is about as different as it could be.

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Flaws In Scientific Studies Not Uncommon

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:12pm

Many say a fear of failure and the pressure of "publish or perish" have become a barrier in the quest for the truth.

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When He Says Yoga Saved His Life, He's Not Exaggerating

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:40am

A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.

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opbmusic Presents: Mackintosh Braun

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:27am

The Portland band's brightly colored, danceable pop has landed in TV shows and movies. Watch Mackintosh Braun perform "In Reverse" live in the studio.

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Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:25am

The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

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Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:06am

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.

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One Last Summer 'Ride' from Lowell & Icona Pop

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:03am

Love is in the air on this spiky, feisty pop anthem, but it's anything but tender.

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First Watch: Rodrigo Amarante, 'I'm Ready'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:00am

If you never heard Rodrigo Amarante, here's a song from one of Bob Boilen's top three albums of 2014, Cavalo, performed in a single take in Portugal. "I'm Ready" is haunting and lovely.

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Decision That NSA Metadata Collection Was Illegal

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:37am

The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.

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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans To Remember Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:32am

A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits one of the schools that was nearly wiped out.

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