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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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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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Folk

Apr 12, 2014 — The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester made a name for himself in the '70s and counted among his fans Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello. Winchester has died at 69 after a battle with cancer.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Revered by other musicians, Winchester began recording in 1970. He had a hit of his own with "Say What." Artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello covered his songs. He was 69.
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Apr 9, 2014 — The daughter of folk-music royalty Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche took her own path before deciding to follow in her family members' musical footsteps.
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Apr 7, 2014 — The Brown Bird singer, who played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country, died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.
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Apr 6, 2014 — A mainstay of the contemporary bluegrass circuit, the progressive band performs a lush three-part tune from its sixth studio album, Let It Go.
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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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Apr 2, 2014 — Baker's story is one that few others have experienced. After surviving a life-changing tragedy, the singer-songwriter relearned to play guitar and refined his quiet, powerful performance style.
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Mar 31, 2014 — Separately, Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden have worked on vastly different musical projects. But when they come together to cover classic country music, the result is a treat and a trip in time.
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Mar 30, 2014 — Raised on farms in Appalachia, singer Zac Little brings sounds from the hollers of his childhood to the darker, louder aesthetic of his current band. He joins NPR's Rachel Martin for a conversation.
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