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April 23, 2014 | NPR · They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Thistle and Shamrock

Apr 23, 2014 — This hour features classic combinations of musical trios who weave melodies and rhythms together into an intoxicating and perfectly balanced blend.
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Apr 16, 2014 — Today's show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Stay connected to music's roots with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio.
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Apr 3, 2014 — Meet the legendary Scottish musician, producer and broadcaster. Today, we'll hear music over the course of his decades-long career in the folk scene connecting Celtic and American song traditions.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Fiona Ritchie hand-picks the best new spring sounds from rising artists, along with the latest from some perennial favorites.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational and musical encounter with Irish American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Hear songs from recent albums by North American artists expanding the reach of Celtic roots music.
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Feb 26, 2014 — There are many songs commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another.
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Feb 19, 2014 — Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.
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