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Thursday, April 24, 2014
The sound of a guillotine used for executions, like this one on display at a museum in Rudesheim, Germany, is one of the many "lost sounds" being preserved by Torsten Nilsson. His "preserved" sounds can be heard at the Museum of Work in Norrköping, Sweden. (FarinelliMoi/Flickr)

Ever wonder what a guillotine sounded like? At the Museum of Work in Sweden, such “lost sounds” are being preserved.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lars Christian Olsen is the front man of Norweigian band Tôg. (Tonje Thilesen)

KCRW’s Travis Holcombe brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Todd Terje, Tôg, Katerine and Jamaica.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Boats and cranes surround the site of the submerged 'Sewol' ferry off the coast of Jindo on April 21, 2014. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

BBC correspondent Lucy Williamson went to the holiday island of Jeju to meet one of the survivors of the disaster.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tensions remain high between the governments in Kiev and Moscow, with Russia conducting its own military drills on the Ukrainian border.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We look at the deals between Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and others, and what they could mean for the industry.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is pictured on January 27, 2014, in Nairobi. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The trip comes amid concerns in the region about the rise of China, and about Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the pro-Russian stronghold of Lugansk, Natalia Antelava reports on the debate between those loyal to Kiev and those loyal to Moscow.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Boats and cranes surround the site of the submerged 'Sewol' ferry off the coast of Jindo on April 21, 2014. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Divers continue to search the interior of the submerged vessel. The disaster has left some 300 people missing or dead.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

After an avalanche killed 13 Sherpa mountain guides on Friday, there are calls for more pay and insurance.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports from Ukraine on the vice president’s visit and her observations on the road.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

For most of its independence, India’s politics has been dominated by the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A man wearing a military fatigue stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 18. Pro-Russian rebels kept their grip on seized government buildings in Ukraine on Friday, a day after Kiev struck a deal with Russia and the West in Geneva on April 17. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images)

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A look at the damage inside the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, northeast of Damascus, after Syrian government forces took control of the town from rebel fighters, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. Violence against Christians and destruction of churches has escalated in Syria. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
South Korean rescue workers search for missing passengers near the buoy installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. Divers renewed efforts today to access the capsized ferry. Of the 400 people who were on board, 200 are still missing. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

As rescue workers search for about 270 passengers still missing, an arrest warrant has been issued for the captain.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jane Goodall's new book "Seeds of Hope" is part memoir, part history of the plant world. (David Holloway)

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

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April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

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Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

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What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.