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Country Hit Writer Chris Stapleton Breaks Out On His Own In 'Traveller'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:06pm

The Nashville songwriter has written countless hits for other artists. Critic Ken Tucker says that Stapleton's debut solo album showcases a wide range of musical styles with a distinctive sound.

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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:04pm

Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.

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'Good Kill' Takes A Searching Look At Drone Warfare

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:52pm

Ethan Hawke plays a former Air Force pilot who's now a drone operator in Las Vegas, firing at suspected terrorists thousands of miles away.

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:51pm

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.

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No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:40pm

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

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'Black Love Matters' Movement Takes To The Streets In Milwaukee

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:33pm

"Black Lives Matter" has become a rallying cry across the U.S. A group in Milwaukee wants to let people know that black love also matters.

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Dave And Phil Alvin On Mountain Stage

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:33pm

The brothers, who as members of The Blasters were core players in American roots-rock, perform songs from their first album together in decades, a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy.

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World Cafe Presents: Hop Along

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:22pm

Frances Quinlan is an unorthodox and exciting performer. Watch her band perform "Waitress" for WXPN.

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What The Fall Of Tikrit Looked Like From The Inside

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:12pm

When ISIS captured the Iraqi city last summer, it was "a disaster without precedent in the city's modern history," writes Zaid Al-Ali.

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Will Congress Give Obama Trade Deal Authority?

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:06pm

President Obama is asking Congress to give him authority to fast-track a U.S. commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:03pm

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

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'Black Snow' Is A Lyrical Landscape Of Hope And Menace

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:03pm

Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch's new novel follows an Irish farmer in 1945, struggling against adversity. Critic Alan Cheuse says Lynch's prose is so gorgeous, it makes him want to give up writing.

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Iris DeMent To Release New Album, 'The Trackless Woods'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:00pm

For her new album, out August 7, DeMent set the words of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to new music. Hear a song from the album now.

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The Fellowship Of The Raga

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:52am

Each year, the IndianRaga Fellowship brings together young musicians and heavyweights in Indian classical music.

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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:50am

The Seattle electronic producers, with Young Summer, showcase a bit of their stunning live show.

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A Fungus Causes More Unexpected Illnesses In Montana

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:50am

The infectious disease world is not short on surprises. Take the people in Montana and Idaho who looked like they had pneumonia. It turned out they had a fungal disease never before seen there.

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