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Stephen Malkmus On The Challenge Of Playing Acoustically And Pavement's Reunion

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the former Pavement frontman about his new album Traditional Techniques, getting his old band back together and whether or not his teenage children listen to his music.

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Swamp Dogg On Reinvention, Country Music And Getting Another Rolls-Royce

Monday, March 09, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the longtime outsider soul artist about his new country-influenced album Sorry You Couldn't Make It, which features contributions from Bon Iver and Jenny Lewis.

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Inside The Controlled Chaos Of Dan Deacon's 'Mystic Familiar'

Thursday, February 06, 2020

The composer and electronic musician hit a wall while making his first solo album in five years. Finishing the record meant finding inspiration in everything from Brian Eno to a tree in his yard.

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On 'Seeking Thrills,' Georgia Channels A Lifetime On The Dance Floor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

British musician Georgia has a new album out full of throwback dance beats and stripped-back vocals. It's called Seeking Thrills and aims to capture the unifying force of a good club beat.

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Here Comes YouTube: 'Billboard' To Change How It Calculates Top Albums

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Starting Jan. 3, Billboard is changing the way it calculates the top albums of the week. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Slate writer and critic Chris Molanphy about what the rule changes mean.

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'Switched On Pop' Podcast Turns Accessible Music Analysis Into A New Book

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The popular podcast examines the craft of pop music with an accessible academic lens. Now, the hosts have authored a book that covers episodes on Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake.

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What Matters To Health Care Voters: 5 Voices From New Hampshire

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Health care is shaping up to be a major issue in the 2020 elections and is dividing the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But what drives voters? Here are a few of their stories.

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Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The biggest workplace immigration raid ever in a single state occurred on Aug. 7 in Mississippi. In Morton — a town that's about 25% Latino — the effects have rippled throughout the community.

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How A Complicated Web Connects 2 Soviet-Born Businessmen With The Impeachment Inquiry

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The case of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman blurs the line between impeachment and a criminal investigation — and unfolds like a mystery novel. The Giuliani associates face campaign finance charges.

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'We Will Always Sing': Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Space For The Marginalized

Monday, September 09, 2019

Katherine Paul, who performs under the name Black Belt Eagle Scout, uses the pow wow music of her youth to shape her songs and isn't afraid to assert who they are for.

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Sinkane Harnesses Hope For Sudan In 'Dépaysé' Album

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sinkane's lead singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the band's latest album, Dépaysé, Sudan's regime change and the resilience of his people.

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'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In her U.S. debut as Don Giovanni, Lucia Lucas became the first known trans person to sing a principal role on an American opera stage.

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Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Friday, May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.

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Weyes Blood Meditates On Climate Change And Learns To Cope With Loss

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Weyes Blood is the project of musician Natalie Mering. Her latest album, Titanic Rising, covers topics of climate change, loneliness and life in an age mediated by screens.

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Writer Barry Lopez Reflects On A Life Traveling Beyond The 'Horizon'

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Author Barry Lopez has made a career out of writing about his travels to far-flung parts of the globe. His new book Horizon focuses on six places that have shaped his understanding of the world.

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

Saturday, March 16, 2019

More than half the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are in Southern states, where the rates among gay and bisexual black men remain stubbornly high, despite the existence of medicine to stop the virus.

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Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry

Monday, February 12, 2018

You shared stories of being smitten, stories of betrayal and even a love letter to a dog. Here, author Kwame Alexander selects poems that get to the heart of those experiences.

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'General Hospital' Was 'The Dope' In Prison — And Kept Him Out Of Trouble

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christopher Scott served over a decade in prison, and there he developed a passion for soap operas. Now free, he still keeps his appointment with General Hospital.

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Babies And Baseball: A Dad Plants The Seeds For A Shared Love Of The Game

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pete Van Vleet is a devoted Houston Astros fan. His daughter loves the Detroit Tigers. To help his infant son pick a team, he asked all 30 of them, "Why should my son choose you to be a fan?"

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A Lifetime Of Finding Peace, Purpose And Voice In The Pages Of Comics

Monday, November 13, 2017

Stephanie Williams discovered comics young, drawn early to X-Men, which she saw as an allegory for the persecution of black Americans. An adult now, she co-hosts a podcast about black superheroines.

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