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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 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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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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Aug 28, 2013 — Hear her "most unguarded and revealing" new album and get your questions answered live. Advisory: This stream contains explicit language.
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Aug 29, 2013 — A former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music, Gibson visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Me Moan. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."
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Aug 26, 2013 — Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein will release their first Sebadoh album in 14 years, Defend Yourself, on Sept. 17. The duo, along with drummer Bob D'Amico, visited KEXP in Seattle earlier this month to give fans a taste of what's to come. Watch Sebadoh perform "Keep the Boy Alive" in the studio.
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Aug 22, 2013 — With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch Matt Berninger and company perform "I Should Live In Salt."
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Aug 19, 2013 — The experimental L.A. hip-hop trio cuts quick-slung lines across swaths of destroyed digital noise that's guaranteed to redline your sound system. Watch the group perform "Killer" live at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee in Seattle. Advisory: This video contains profanity.
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Aug 15, 2013 — The line between folk music and the blues has always been thin and blurry, and Valerie June appears set to erase it all together. She recently stopped by Minnesota Public Radio's studios in St. Paul to perform songs for The Current; watch her perform "You Can't Be Told" here.
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Aug 8, 2013 — The talented singer-songwriter recently held a special concert at The Old Church in downtown Portland, Ore., to celebrate her new album, About Farewell. Watch Diane perform "Lost Land" with the aid of a string section.
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Aug 13, 2013 — New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor is just 16, but she's already notched one of the year's biggest hits, "Royals," in her home country. Watch Lorde perform the song live in KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios.
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Apr 16, 2014 — He was inspired by The Beatles, but later fell under the spell of Jimi Hendrix. Cray is in the studio today to perform songs from his new album, In My Soul.
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Apr 15, 2014 — The North Carolina band's new album is quite different from its previous projects. Past Life is stripped down, relies on more electronic elements and represents a major evolution for the band.
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