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The War On Drugs On World Cafe

Apr 18, 2014 (WXPN-FM)

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We are major fans of the band The War On Drugs. Today's show presents an epic live performance and interview with leader Adam Granduciel. The band formed in Philadelphia in 2005 and was critically lauded in 2011 for the album Slave Ambient, which put them on the map.

Their new album is called Lost In The Dream, and as we will hear in Michaela Majoun's interview, perfectionist Granduciel took a long time to get it right. We'll find out about his process, his relationship with early band member Kurt Vile and hear some amazing music.

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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered / WXPN-FM) — Singer-songwriter Gina Chavez may be a Texan, but on her latest album she reconnects with her Latin roots, singing in both English and Spanish. Uprooted blends Latin folk and American pop.

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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered / WXPN-FM) — Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.

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Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered / WXPN-FM) — Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.

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Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered / WXPN-FM)

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With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, many enthusiasts are already visiting the National Mall, while costumed as their favorite superheroes. NPR's Ailsa Chang checked out the crowd in search of some help for the folks inside the Capitol.

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