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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
 
April 20, 2014 | NPR · It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
 
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April 20, 2014 | WBUR · Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.
 

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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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Field Recordings

Apr 17, 2014 — Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording, captured during SXSW at an intimate backyard venue in east Austin.
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Mar 27, 2014 — The Wytches' furious, hair-flinging psych-rock isn't the stuff of back-porch acoustic sessions. But don't tell that to singer-guitarist Kristian Bell, recorded here in Austin, Texas.
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Mar 26, 2014 — A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
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Feb 19, 2014 — We took one of the world's most buzzed-about (and glam) pianists to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens to play some fierce and fiery Prokofiev on a new instrument.
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Nov 20, 2013 — A tenor brings three quirky folk songs from England — connecting music from British cultural icon Benjamin Britten back to the bohemian Brooklyn that he and his longtime partner once called home.
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Sep 11, 2013 — New York's brightly lit 6th & B Community Garden, with its lush greenery and mellow wildlife, provides just the right setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Bill Callahan perform "Small Plane," from his new album Dream River.
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Sep 4, 2013 — NPR Music captures a beautiful rendition of "Funeral For My Future Children," a song on the Swedish singer's new album, Ceremony. Given that von Hausswolff performs on a pipe organ, it took some scouting to find a perfect location: Christ Church on New York City's Park Avenue.
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Aug 21, 2013 — Watch the celebrated violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights with jazz bassist Ben Allison. Hope ponders the cosmos, bringing together music and time, with works by composers from different centuries who might not always be found, he says, "in the same galaxy."
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Aug 7, 2013 — Hanni El Khatib and his band brave sharp desert succulents, chilly temperatures and an aggressive maraca for this performance of the appropriately titled "Save Me." The Los Angeles singer-songwriter, on a break from touring, gamely strips down his loud, bluesy garage-rock sound and lets the stunning backdrop of Joshua Tree National Park provide the drama.
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