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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
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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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Live From The 9:30 Club

Jun 23, 2010 — Hear the power-pop band in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. With an incredible trove of talent at their disposal, The New Pornographers' seven members turn slick, candy-coated music into a reliably rewarding art form.
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May 12, 2010 — After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the highly revered and often imitated post-punk group Public Image Ltd. has re-formed and launched a new U.S. tour. Led by the sometimes shocking but utterly captivating singer John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols), the band made a stop in Washington, D.C., for a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club.
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May 10, 2010 — Dan Snaith of Caribou brought his richly layered mix of psychedelic soundscapes, polyrhythmic dance beats and hooky melodies to the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hear Caribou's swirling world of sound in a full concert, with Toro Y Moi opening.
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May 2, 2010 — The Swedish pop band Shout Out Louds and the Queens, N.Y., pop group Freelance Whales make joyful, uplifting, utterly infectious music. Hear both bands recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Apr 24, 2010 — Wildly infectious dance beats meet dark, hypnotic rock when Hot Chip and The xx took the stage for a night of live music, webcast on NPR Music Saturday. Hear full concerts by both bands from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Oct 27, 2009 — Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) take the stage together to perform songs inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac, in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C. The performance features music from the duo's new album One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur.
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Oct 8, 2009 — Hear the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., together again in a full concert, recorded live at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The performance includes an opening solo set by Dinosaur Jr. bassist and former Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow. Barlow is on tour in support of his latest album, Goodnight Unknown, and he's on tour with Dinosaur Jr. for the band's latest CD, Farm.
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Oct 7, 2009 — The Gossip has built its reputation around its live performances. The post-punk trio, based in Olympia, Wash., mixes incendiary guitar noise with funk bass lines and adrenaline-infused rhythms, while frontwoman Beth Ditto thrashes onstage, sometimes stripping down to her underwear. Fans can experience this sonic jolt firsthand in this full concert by The Gossip, recorded live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Sep 17, 2009 — The alternately dreamy and experimental pop group from Hoboken, N.J., celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand-new album and a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR Music Sept. 17. The performance, featuring music from the new Popular Songs and old favorites, was recorded live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Sep 10, 2009 — Hear singer, songwriter and guitarist M. Ward in a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Ward is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Hold Time. One of the year's strongest releases, the disc features a mix of country-flavored pop songs, with finger-picked guitars, upright bass and shuffling rhythms, all tied together by Ward's achy voice.
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