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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
John Murry (Photo Courtesy of Amoreena Berg)

Murry’s debut solo album, “The Graceless Age,” chronicles his upbringing in Mississippi and his downward spiral into addiction and breakdown in California.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

From Isaac Hayes to Bonobo.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Medical marijuana patient Ezekiel Muses, who uses the drug for back pain, checks out a jar of medical marijuana at a legal dispensary. (AP)

Clarence Thomas’ Wife Asks For Apology From Anita Hill, Where’s My Ballot, Dude?, Thousands Of Workers Face ‘Axe Wednesday’ In Britain, Judge Considers Case Of Sickened National Guard Vets Suing Contractor, The Books Make Their Mark In The Music World

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Thursday, October 14, 2010
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US Facilitates Peace Talks Between Taliban And Afghan Leaders, Sister’s ‘Conviction’ In Her Brother’s Innocence Pays Off, Falcon Lake Shooting Takes A Chilling Turn, Mine Safety Under Scrutiny Around The World, The Old 97′s Return With ‘The Grand Theater’

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Jane Goodall gives a little kiss to Tess, a female chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary north of Nairobi on Dec. 6, 1997. (AP)

Chile Celebrates, World Watches As Miners Are Lifted To Freedom, Taking Temperature Of The Tea Party, Researcher Finds Half-Heard Conversations Are Twice As Annoying, After 50 Years, Jane Goodall Still Making Discoveries, Composer Eric Whitacre Creates Choirs In Cyberspace

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Monday, October 11, 2010
Rescue workers insert steel pipes to encase the escape tunnel that will be used to free trapped miners at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Sunday. (AP)

Mine Rescue Could Start Soon, Right, Left Take A Page From The Same Playbook, Stumping On Columbus Day, Remembering The Cole, Remembering Solomon Burke

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Friday, October 8, 2010
A performance of House in Bali. (courtesy photo)

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

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Friday, October 8, 2010
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A new opera melds Balinese music and dance with Western opera.

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Friday, October 1, 2010
Jeff Deck at the scene of a (grammar) crime. (Courtesy Ben Herson)

TARP To Expire With Losses Just A Fraction Of Estimates, Changing The World, One Typo At A Time, On The Road With China’s Car Clubs, Hospital Chain Responds To Cost Criticism, British Quartet Get The ‘Hang’ Of It

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Phil Collins has a real affinity for anything associated with Davy Crockett! (AP photo; hat via photoshop)

We pose a lightning round of questions to rock and roll superstar Phil Collins. Listen and you’ll find out why we photoshopped in that Davy Crockett hat to his photo.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Police officers stand by the Eiffel Tower in Paris after it was evacuated thanks to a bomb threat. (AP)

Europe Terror Attack Is Still A Threat, Supreme Court Will Review Free Speech, Discrimination Cases In New Term, Hopes Soar For Trapped Chilean Miners, Stargazers Point To The Stars With Laser Pens, Phil Collins Covers Motown

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hank Williams with his band, and bags of sponsor's Mother's Best flour. (Courtesy of Missing Piece Group)

Candidates Are In The Final Sprint To November, Turning An Inconvenient Eye On Public Education, Iranian Diaspora Protests Ahmadinejad, Power May Be Shifting in Pyongyang, But Life In North Korea Remains Brutal, Once Lost Hank Williams’ “Mother’s Best” Recordings Found

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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The story behind Hank Williams’ legendary radio show.

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Friday, September 17, 2010
A policeman stands guard a day ahead of parliamentary elections in Kabul. (AP)

Afghanistan Braces For Another Election, The Man, ‘The Mastermind’ Of Sept. 11, Possible Twister Touches Down In NYC, Tech University Experiments With Social Media Blackout, India’s Superstar Composer Bridges Borders With Music, Paging Moon Unit: Baltimore To Honor Frank Zappa

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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, accompanies Pope Benedict XVI, center, as he leaves the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. (AP)

Poverty Rate Increases In U.S., Castro Says Cuba’s Model Isn’t Working, The Pope’s Controversial British Visit, Is NASA’s Future On Mars?, Justin Townes Earle Sets Manhattan To Music

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Monday, September 13, 2010
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in Wilmington, Del., (AP Photo)

As Midterms Approach, Republicans Waffle On Tax Message, A Tale Of Two Tea Party Primaries, Concerns About Security Ahead Of Afghan Election, Chinese Investment in Africa, Spinning the Blues

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Monday, September 6, 2010
Lobster traps used by the Stonington Lobster Co-op. (Kathy Gunst)

A Great American Songwriter Returns, Militant Attacks Rock Pakistan, Lobster: Maine’s State Food, A Camp With Hope: Camp Jabberwocky

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Feb. 20. (AP)

Tea Partiers To Meet In Washington This Weekend, Young Workers Face Brighter Future In China Than In The U.S., Schools Offer Students A Chance To Skip Senior Year, Candidates Copy Fashion But May Lack Flair Of Sen. Scott Brown, The Bluegrass Band ‘Cherryholmes’ Keeps It All In the Family

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A vintage concert poster depicting late US musician Jimi Hendrix, is seen in a exhibition at the Handel House Museum. (AP)

Judge’s Ruling Halts Federally-funded Stem Cell Research, Proposed NYC Islamic Center Raises Questions Over Whether America Is Islamophobic, Lottery Helps Higher Education Hit The Jackpot, Massive Egg Recall Likely To Continue, Handel & Hendrix & Lloyd Miller’s Musical Journey

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Friday, August 20, 2010
Matisyahu performs at Farm Aid on Randall's Island Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

New Report Shows Record Number Of ‘Hardship Withdrawals’ From 401(k)s, Oil Still Lurks Beneath The Surface In The Gulf, Scientists Test Seafood Safety, Teen Computer Programmer Creates Twitter App That Goes Viral, Bobby Thomson Remembered, Obama Administration Considers Government Role In Housing Finance, Matisyahu Balances Pop Music And Orthodox Judaism

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.