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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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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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World Cafe

Apr 15, 2014 — The North Carolina band's new album is quite different from its previous projects. Past Life is stripped down, relies on more electronic elements and represents a major evolution for the band.
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Apr 14, 2014 — The San Diego psych-rock trio is named for Sacco and Vanzetti, the famous Italian anarchists who were executed in 1927. Download two of SACCO's songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.
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Apr 11, 2014 — The Australian singer-songwriter performs songs from her album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. A highlight is "Avant Gardener," Barnett's honest and humorous song about anaphylactic shock.
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Apr 10, 2014 — The British band returns from a three-year hiatus with a new album named after a Tony Blair quote.
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Apr 10, 2014World Cafe's latest episode of Latin Roots features a style of music that started in Castro's Cuba in the 1960s as political music celebrating the ideals of the revolution.
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Apr 9, 2014 — Keegan Dewitt left his day job in Brooklyn and followed his heart to Nashville to begin a career in music. The band he formed assembles in the studio to perform songs from its debut, Youth.
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Apr 8, 2014 — Hear the Milwaukee roots-rock veteran perform his new material from the World Cafe Live stage.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Hear and download two songs from the psychedelic folk-rock band's debut album, Fear in Bliss.
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Apr 7, 2014 — The band visited the World Cafe studios back in 2009, shortly after the release of Bitte Orca. The album found the band continuing to experiment and expand its sound.
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Apr 4, 2014 — James Mercer and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) discuss their own projects, their creative process and the influences that contributed to their new album as Broken Bells, After the Disco.
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