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Encore: At age 22, Samara Joy is a classic jazz singer from a new generation

Monday, February 06, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with jazz singer Samara Joy, who recently took to the legendary Blues Alley Club stage in Washington, D.C. She and her album, Linger Awhile, won two Grammys.

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Reneé Rapp wants to burn out by 30 — and it's all going perfectly to plan

Saturday, January 21, 2023

You may know about Rapp from TikTok, TV or Broadway. But she says all of that has just been in service of her true passion: a solo music career.

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23-year-old Reneé Rapp launches her solo career with EP: 'Everything to Everyone'

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with actor and singer Reneé Rapp about her path from Broadway to a hit HBO show, and now, her long-desired launch as a solo music artist with her EP 'Everything to Everyone.'

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How California is preparing for another massive winter storm

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with California's state director of crisis communications, Brian Ferguson, about the current state of storm preparation and management after historic rainfall.

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The Burna Boy philosophy: 'Anybody not comfortable with my reality is not my fan'

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Burna Boy opens up about his connection to his fans, his home, and the ways he makes sense of who he is as a person and who he is as a performer.

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A look at where Iran demonstrations are headed after over 100 days of public protests

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Columbia Global Senior Advisor Kian Tajbakhsh about the protests in Iran, which have continued for more than 100 days.

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A sense of self: Burna Boy brings Nigerian sounds to a global audience

Friday, December 23, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with singer Burna Boy about his connection to his fans and the ways he makes sense of who he is as a person, and who he is as a performer.

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Burna Boy shines a light on pollution in his hometown in new documentary

Thursday, December 22, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with singer Burna Boy about "The Black River: Whiskey Documentary," his short film about his hometown of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the environmental issues there.

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Eight artists are chosen for a trip around the moon

Monday, December 12, 2022

Eight artists have been chosen for a trip around the moon on a SpaceX flight called the "dearMoon project."

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Death metal singers have a vocal counterpart ... in bats

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Bats and death metal singers have more in common than a love of the dark. A new study has found that some of bats' lower frequency calls appear to use a technique similar to death metal growling.

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Bats use the same trick as death metal growlers and throat singers

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Bats have an impressive vocal range of up to seven octaves. To make their low-frequency calls, researchers say bats use the same trick as death metal growlers and throat singers.

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A civil resistance expert on the protests in China and Iran

Thursday, December 01, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speak with political scientist Erica Chenoweth, who studies civil resistance movements, about the protests China and Iran.

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Why the key change has disappeared from top-charting tunes

Friday, November 25, 2022

A data analyst listened to decades of Billboard's top tunes and discovered that a once-ubiquitous compositional tool, the key change, has all but disappeared from modern hits.

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister says the climate 'loss and damage fund' is a victory

Thursday, November 24, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the loss and damage fund established at COP27.

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What makes us dance? It really is all about that bass

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A recent study in the journal Current Biology found that people danced 12% more when very low frequency bass was played.

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Inaudible, low-frequency bass makes people boogie more on the dancefloor

Thursday, November 10, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with neuroscientist Daniel Cameron, who found that inaudible, low-frequency bass appears to make people boogie nearly 12% more on the dancefloor.

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Should we declare a pandemic amnesty?

Friday, November 04, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with economist Emily Oster about her Atlantic article, "Let's Declare a Pandemic Amnesty" and her call for grace.

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The first female crash test dummy has only now arrived

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Swedish engineer Astrid Linder, who lead the project to create the prototype for the first crash test dummy modeled after the average woman's body.

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Why what happens with twitter matters to everyone

Friday, October 28, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with political communications scholar Shannon McGregor on why what happens with twitter matters even to the majority not on the platform.

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What's on the minds of young voters in Milwaukee? A lot

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Polls found that young people were among the least likely to vote this fall. But the end of Roe v. Wade has helped boost voter registration among them. Other issues are also important to young voters.

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