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Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:00am

Welch celebrates Revival's 20th anniversary with a two-disc set of unreleased songs. "I have always learned more from other artists' imperfect works than from their masterpieces," she says.

Hear Solange's Bold And Beautiful 'A Seat At The Table'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:45am

Solange calls her new album "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." It's a floating melange of R&B, bold in its quiet and understated sounds, bolder in its message.

Trump Again Attacks Miss Universe Contestant

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:34am

In predawn tweets, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again lashed out at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Hillary Clinton.

Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:00am

Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.

FOJBI Friday: Meet Ian Street, The Plant Whisperer

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:00am

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. Much of the natural world is noisy, but Ian Street is fascinated by the sophisticated behaviors "stemming" from our quieter cousins.

2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:55am

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.

How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth's history that help us recognize our place in the world.

Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

At various times, life on earth has come close to being erased. Paleontologist Peter Ward explains what we can learn from previous mass extinctions.

What's The Anthropocene?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.

How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.

Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:19am

Biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler explains how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault will prepare humans for the climate change and its effect on our environment and our food supply.

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