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On 'Swirling,' Marshall Allen Keeps The The Sun Ra Arkestra Soaring Through Space

Monday, November 02, 2020

The 96-year-old saxophonist, who began playing with Sun Ra in the late '50s and continued to lead the Arkestra after its namesake's death, discusses the band's first album in more than 20 years.


In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

Monday, October 26, 2020

The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.


Autopsies Spark Legal Fight Over Meaning Of Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

An NPR investigation follows the legal battle unfolding over evidence that many inmates' lungs fill with fluid as they're executed by lethal injection.


Autopsies Show Inmates' Lungs Filling With Fluid As They're Executed

Monday, September 21, 2020

An NPR investigation looked into the autopsies of inmates executed by lethal injection and found evidence that such deaths are far less peaceful than states have claimed for decades.


Gasping For Air: Autopsies Reveal Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection

Monday, September 21, 2020

For decades, states have claimed that lethal injection is quick, peaceful and painless. An NPR investigation — and legal battles across the country — tell a different story.


NPR Probe: The Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection

Monday, September 21, 2020

A new investigation from NPR finds that lethal injection causes severe pulmonary edema in the lungs of inmates before they die. The method was first introduced in the United States in 1977.


Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.


The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler On The Band's First New Album In 29 Years

Friday, July 31, 2020

Singer Richard Butler talks about the power of '80s nostalgia, the state of rock and roll today and the freedom of making the band's new record, Made of Rain, on its own terms.


Margo Price On The Mysterious Process Of Album-Making And Motherhood

Monday, July 13, 2020

The country artist talks to NPR's Ailsa Chang about how following her muse to make the hard-rocking That's How Rumors Get Started is a lesson to herself and her kids on following their dreams.


Impromptu Logistical Networks Assist Protesters Behind The Scenes

Friday, June 05, 2020

Behind the scenes of the nationwide protests, volunteers have created an impromptu supply chain to keep protesters fed, hydrated, and safe.


Moses Sumney Puts The Industry Behind Him And Explores The In-Between On 'Grae'

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the experimental musician about his new genre-defying, double album grae, his decision to move from Los Angeles to Asheville, N.C. and not shaving down the edges of himself.


Old Language, New Clothes: Sweet Crude On Singing Modern Pop In Louisiana French

Friday, April 24, 2020

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to the New Orleans-based band about their project to preserve the centuries-old Louisiana French dialect through music and how the city is coping with the coronavirus crisis.


Mandy Moore On Self-Forgiveness And Her Musical Reawakening On 'Silver Landings'

Friday, March 06, 2020

After a decade-long gap between albums, the singer and This Is Us star talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about returning to music, conquering self doubt and revisiting old songs.


Revisiting Beethoven's Beloved, Radical Symphonies For His 250th Birthday

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all nine symphonies this year. He spoke about the surprisingly political side of Beethoven's music with All Things Considered.


Andrew Weatherall, Champion Of Underground Music, Dies At 56

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

DJ and artist Andrew Weatherall died Monday at 56. He was widely heralded in the electronic music world and was a hero of underground dance music.


Sheryl Crow Says 'Threads' Is Her Last Album. And She's OK With That

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sheryl Crow about her latest album, Threads, and why this will probably be her last.


Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.


'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.


Betty Who Creates 'A Space That People Feel Joy In' With Independent Debut

Friday, July 12, 2019

Australian pop singer Betty Who reflects on her latest album, Betty, and the paths she's been able to explore as an independent artist.


After Years Of Hit-Making For Others, Mark Ronson Puts His Feelings First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Late Night Feelings, Mark Ronson tapped into the melancholy side of disco, pop and country for what he calls "sad bangers." The super-producer spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about making the album.