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Adam Davidson, of Planet Money and author of the "It's the Economy" column in the New York Times Magazine, tackles the current economic issues facing the nation. Simon Garfield talks about how humans came to make maps, and how they shape the world. Sandra Cisneros discusses her latest novel, Have You Seen Marie? And Steven Brill explores why why health care costs in the U.S. continue to rise.
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For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient. We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.” There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient.