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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Wednesdays Become Eclectic

Jun 18, 2013 — Los Angeles producer Jennifer Lee (a.k.a. TOKiMONSTA) has toured with Skrillex and Diplo and collaborated with Flying Lotus. She recently brought an assortment of gear to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studio for a live performance of her song "Go With It," with guest vocalist and labelmate MNDR.
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Jun 11, 2013 — Los Angeles musicians Pete Yorn and J.D. King recently launched a new band called The Olms. Watch them perform "Wanna Feel It" at a private show for friends, family and KCRW listeners.
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May 29, 2013 — The dance-happy Detroit pop duo gives Morning Becomes Eclectic a preview of its upcoming album, due out in the fall. Watch Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein perform "War Zone" live in the studio.
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May 22, 2013 — Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew visit the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their most recent album, Fade. Watch the venerable indie-rock trio play a KCRW favorite, "Two Trains."
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May 8, 2013 — The L.A. guitarist's take on rock is equal parts dive bars and skateboards. In this performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, he showcases the doo-wop-inspired single "Penny," from his latest album, Head in the Dirt.
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May 1, 2013 — The British wunderkind has just returned with a new album of brooding electronic pop songs. Watch Blake and his live band bring "Retrograde" to life at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica for a crowd of lucky fans.
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Apr 24, 2013 — The Australian duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry made some of the creepiest beautiful music of the 1980s. Almost 30 years and two reunions later, the two are still at it. Watch Dead Can Dance bring its ancient ambiance to Santa Monica's Village Studios for a recording session with KCRW.
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Apr 23, 2013 — The French pop band has finally released a follow-up to its 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Watch the group perform "Entertainment" — the first single from its new album Bankrupt! — on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Apr 17, 2013 — The members of Rhye wouldn't allow KCRW to record their faces during the duo's visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. But when you're dealing with a song like "Open," visuals hardly matter.
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Apr 11, 2013 — Few can put on a one-man show like tech-savvy producer and soul singer Jamie Lidell. Here, he visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studio at KCRW to perform songs from his new self-titled album, including the funky "Don't You Love Me."
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