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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Jun 17, 2013 — The French electronic duo sits with NPR's Sami Yenigun to talk about their latest album, and share some of their favorite music by other artists, including James Blake, The Strokes and the '70s disco band Chic.
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Apr 9, 2013 — This week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sit down with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne to discuss his musical influences, the creative process, his career that spans thirty years, and the band's amazing new album The Terror.
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Oct 16, 2012 — Peter Gabriel talks with Bob Boilen about the 25th anniversary release of Gabriel's classic album, So and shares some of the songs by other artists that have influenced his music.
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Oct 2, 2012 — A founding member of The Velvet Underground, Cale discusses his new solo record, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists.
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Aug 21, 2012 — On this edition of All Songs Considered electro-pop genius Dan Deacon shares some of his favorite music, and talks about his latest record, America.
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Mar 20, 2012 — The stars of the IFC comedy series discuss the music they grew up with, the sounds of Portland and how spooky Glenn Danzig's house is.
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Jun 1, 2011 — In advance of his new album Drums Between the Bells, the influential artist and producer shares some of his favorite new and old music.
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Mar 29, 2011 — The experimental music maven spins some of his favorite songs from contemporary artists — including his Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare — and previews some of his own upcoming album, Tomboy.
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Feb 8, 2011 — Make a list of the great crooners who sing love songs and Tom Jones is likely to be near the top. He was for us when we sought out a guest DJ to share songs of romance and heartache for Valentine's Day. In this edition of the show, Jones plays Barry White, James Brown and more.
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Nov 9, 2010 — This week on All Songs Considered, producer and musician Daniel Lanois shares some of his favorite recordings and talks about his musical influences from childhood. Hear music from from Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Eno, some of Lanois' own solo work and more.
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