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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.
 
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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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Nov 13, 2013 — Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas welcomes recent MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Jeremy Denk to the piano as part of a far-reaching program. Hear Viennese classics by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as bold American works by Aaron Copland and Steven Mackey.
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Mar 6, 2013 — Hear one of the most exciting pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days, from the Latin American and Jewish perspectives, courtesy of composer Osvaldo Golijov and his vibrant cast of collaborators. The result is "as if musical history were starting over."
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Mar 6, 2013 — Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.
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Nov 17, 2012 — The celebrated English conductor leads his Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive and searching works: the Missa Solemnis, a piece that asks far more questions than it answers.
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May 29, 2012 — The most famous classical pianist in the world gives a recital of introspective solo works, live from Carnegie Hall.
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May 23, 2012 — Violinist Gil Shaham joined conductor Franz Welser-Mst and the orchestra for Brahms' Violin Concerto plus the Shostakovich Sixth and the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho's 'Laterna Magica.'
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Apr 27, 2012 — Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet" in music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Smetana, live from the intimate Weill Recital Hall.
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Mar 23, 2012 — The Canadian ensemble and vocal soloists, including tenor Ian Bostridge, perform Bach's misunderstood St. John Passion.
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Mar 15, 2012 — The period instrument band is not afraid to stretch the performance traditions of early music, incorporating improvisatory detours, sultry Latin riffs and earthy vocals.
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Mar 1, 2012 — Lorin Maazel leads the revered orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and his own 'Ring Without Words' — Wagner's 'Ring' whittled down to 70 singer-free minutes.
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