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Bootsy Collins and Lettuce, positively helping to keep the funk alive

Thursday, June 02, 2022

At the beginning of lockdown, the legendary funk bassist began posting uplifting messages to Instagram, where they found a receptive audience in drummer Adam Deitch of the band Lettuce.

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Kendrick Lamar's new song 'Auntie Diaries' divides the LGBTQ+ community

Thursday, May 19, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Raquel Willis about Kendrick Lamar's song "Auntie Diaries" which has divided trans people with its story of how he came to accept his relatives' gender identities.

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Talib Kweli on Black Star's return: 'We stand tall on the shoulders of our ancestors'

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Talib Kweli discusses the return of Black Star after 24 years, including a return to some of the duo's foundational themes — black excellence, unity, Pan-Africanism and the raising of consciousness.

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2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Tejano singer Selena died in 1995. NPR's A Martinez talks to Maria Garcia, creator and host of the podcast Anything for Selena, about projects that will keep Selena's music alive for new generations.

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Tanya Tagaq's powerful new album 'Tongues' aims for hope among hard truths

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tagaq, a recipient of the national Polaris Music Prize, discusses the subjugation of Canada's Indigenous people and her hopes for healing through acknowledging that difficult history.

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19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Zara Rutherford set off from Belgium in August to circle the globe in her Shark UL plane. Five months later, she landed back home, having landed in 41 countries on five continents.

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The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general

Friday, November 12, 2021

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, has a new plan to recruit and retain Marines, as the service seeks to prioritize growing a corps of highly skilled and educated workers.

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Kacey Musgraves: 'Star-Crossed' And Thriving

Friday, September 10, 2021

"We're all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it... I just don't think that that's fully accurate." The singer-songwriter's new album is out today.

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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Monday, April 19, 2021

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Kishi Bashi reflects on the Asian American experience and the pain of pursuing acceptance in his Morning Edition Song Project entry, "For Every Voice That Never Sang."

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Outside Myself," Infinity Song's entry for the Morning Edition Song Project, is about trying to remember the big, wide world outside of you.

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A Grandson's Gift — A Spotlight — For His Grandfather's WWII Band

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The first time Jason Burt listened to his grandfather's World War II Army Air Force Band recordings after finding them in his attic, "it was like my own private concert with my grandpa."

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On 'Broken Harvest,' Madison Cunningham Is Hopeful For A Fresh Start

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

2020 was set to be a fruitful year for the artist, full of travel and music. In her contribution to Morning Edition's Song Project, she faces the reality of that loss and finds hope in starting over.

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Need To Vent? There's A Hotline For You To Scream It Out

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Just Scream is simple: Dial the hotline. Wait for the beep. Scream. Hang up. Feel free to leave everything from horror-movie wails and to messages of hope. But hurry up — the line closes Thursday.

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Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Downs speaks with Rachel Martin about "Dark Eyes," a song inspired by essential workers from Native American communities who are often overlooked.

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Biden's German Shepherd To Be Celebrated With 'Indoguration' Hosted By Animal Shelter

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On Sunday, the Delaware Humane Society will honor the "wags to riches" journey of the future first dog with a virtual ceremony. The Bidens adopted Major from the shelter in 2018.

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On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Country singer Brandy Clark wrote her new song, "Remember Me Beautiful," for the Morning Edition Song Project after a writing session with friends who had lost relatives during the pandemic.

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Chris Stapleton On 'Starting Over' And Writing For The Moment

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Grammy winner's new album comes after a false start in the studio, a few personal heartaches and some big adjustments to life as a public figure.

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On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nguyen processes feelings of dread in her new song for Morning Edition's Song Project, written after the skies over San Francisco turned orange from wildfire haze.

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As Election Nears, A Look At What Motivates Some Wisconsin Voters

Friday, October 30, 2020

With just days left until Nov. 3, NPR explores what's on the minds of some voters from this swing state. For a dairy farmer, it's his farm. For others in Milwaukee, it's driving Black voter turnout.

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