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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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May 9, 2014 — At the piano in NPR's Studio 1, Louis Lortie re-creates Wagner's vocal and orchestral palette in Liszt's arrangement of the rapturous "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde.
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Nov 7, 2013 — See the English pianist play a movement from one of Schubert's final sonatas, written when the specter of death was never far away. Lewis describes the music in terms of a haunting, delusive dream.
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Feb 6, 2013 — Hear the 21-year-old Russian play Chopin etudes, colorful Fairy Tales by Nikolai Medtner and an explosive arrangement of music from Stravinsky's Firebird at the WGBH studios in Boston.
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Jan 16, 2013 — The pianist has such an intimate relationship with the Well-Tempered Clavier, hearing him play its kaleidoscopic preludes and fugues is like getting an inside view of a wondrously successful lifelong marriage. Communing daily with Bach helps the pianist stay fit and inspired.
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Oct 18, 2012 — Hear the celebrated Bach interpreter play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio. Dinnerstein — who burst onto the scene with a popular recording of the Goldberg Variations — phrases her Bach lovingly, taking great care to find the subtle gestures and and ideas in and around the notes.
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Aug 9, 2012 — Now that Andsnes has a new daughter, he says he hears music a bit differently — with more freedom and an ear for "childlike beauty." Hear the pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg.
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Mar 21, 2012 — The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio
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Sep 29, 2011 — Hear hand-picked Liszt performances from the Boston studios of WGBH.
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Aug 11, 2011 — Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.
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Mar 22, 2011 — Hear the former Rostropovich student, with pianist Irina Nuzova, uncover a beautiful but little-known sonata by Myaskovsky and more Russian music at the studios of WGBH in Boston.
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