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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — 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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Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — 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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Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.

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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Apr 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — 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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