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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Aug 28, 2013 — Hear her "most unguarded and revealing" new album and get your questions answered live. Advisory: This stream contains explicit language.
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Aug 29, 2013 — A former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music, Gibson visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Me Moan. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."
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Aug 26, 2013 — Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein will release their first Sebadoh album in 14 years, Defend Yourself, on Sept. 17. The duo, along with drummer Bob D'Amico, visited KEXP in Seattle earlier this month to give fans a taste of what's to come. Watch Sebadoh perform "Keep the Boy Alive" in the studio.
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Aug 22, 2013 — With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch Matt Berninger and company perform "I Should Live In Salt."
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Aug 19, 2013 — The experimental L.A. hip-hop trio cuts quick-slung lines across swaths of destroyed digital noise that's guaranteed to redline your sound system. Watch the group perform "Killer" live at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee in Seattle. Advisory: This video contains profanity.
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Aug 15, 2013 — The line between folk music and the blues has always been thin and blurry, and Valerie June appears set to erase it all together. She recently stopped by Minnesota Public Radio's studios in St. Paul to perform songs for The Current; watch her perform "You Can't Be Told" here.
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Aug 8, 2013 — The talented singer-songwriter recently held a special concert at The Old Church in downtown Portland, Ore., to celebrate her new album, About Farewell. Watch Diane perform "Lost Land" with the aid of a string section.
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Aug 13, 2013 — New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor is just 16, but she's already notched one of the year's biggest hits, "Royals," in her home country. Watch Lorde perform the song live in KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios.
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Apr 24, 2014 — Though today's guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.
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Apr 24, 2014 — Kelis Rogers recently packed her 12-piece band onto the small stage at Santa Monica's Apogee Studios for a raucous good time. Watch her perform "Friday Fish Fry" from her new album, Food.
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