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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 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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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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Feb 14, 2012 — Listen to the acclaimed Norwegian pianist in a program that spans pillars of the piano literature — from Haydn to Chopin to Bartok.
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May 14, 2011 — Hear conductor Kent Nagano, pianist Angela Hewitt and the venerable orchestra trace the arc of symphonic tradition from the Renaissance to modern times — with music by Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Webern.
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May 13, 2011 — Maria Schneider is used to writing for her own jazz band. Hear her first classical work, written for soprano Dawn Upshaw, at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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May 11, 2011 — Commissioned for the 100th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's birth, Steven Stucky's August 4, 1964 centers on the day two key issues in Johnson's Presidency converged: the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. Hear the work's New York premiere live from Carnegie Hall.
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May 6, 2011 — The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has spearheaded a novel project designed to help bridge past and present: It commissioned six composers to write companion pieces for Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos. Hear the ensemble play all six new works as it opens the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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May 10, 2011 — Ten years ago, conductor David Allan Miller had a dream to hear new takes on traditional spirituals. Hear his dream come true as Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra make their Carnegie Hall debut.
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Apr 4, 2011 — The versatile Parisian string quartet adds spice to a traditionally fusty corner of classical music. The group plays an exuberant mix of music by Debussy, Miles Davis and Astor Piazzolla.
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Apr 4, 2011 — This group of hand-selected graduates from major conservatories receives mentoring and professional development while working as music teachers in New York City Public Schools. ACJW members play Steampunk, a new piece composed for them by David Bruce.
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Apr 5, 2011 — The experimental ensemble is a role model for anyone who believes that a string quartet can also be a band. ETHEL's contemporary repertoire is known for its edgy and postmodern veneer, as well as its use of amplification and improvisation.
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Apr 6, 2011 — The ensemble thrives on high-intensity repertoire, like Xenakis' exhilarating Tetras, and new music from the likes of Brooklyn-based Missy Mazzoli. The JACK Quartet plays both at WQXR's Greene Space.
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