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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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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 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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Feb 14, 2012 — Listen to the acclaimed Norwegian pianist in a program that spans pillars of the piano literature — from Haydn to Chopin to Bartok.
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May 14, 2011 — Hear conductor Kent Nagano, pianist Angela Hewitt and the venerable orchestra trace the arc of symphonic tradition from the Renaissance to modern times — with music by Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Webern.
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May 13, 2011 — Maria Schneider is used to writing for her own jazz band. Hear her first classical work, written for soprano Dawn Upshaw, at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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May 11, 2011 — Commissioned for the 100th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's birth, Steven Stucky's August 4, 1964 centers on the day two key issues in Johnson's Presidency converged: the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. Hear the work's New York premiere live from Carnegie Hall.
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May 6, 2011 — The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has spearheaded a novel project designed to help bridge past and present: It commissioned six composers to write companion pieces for Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos. Hear the ensemble play all six new works as it opens the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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May 10, 2011 — Ten years ago, conductor David Allan Miller had a dream to hear new takes on traditional spirituals. Hear his dream come true as Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra make their Carnegie Hall debut.
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Apr 4, 2011 — The versatile Parisian string quartet adds spice to a traditionally fusty corner of classical music. The group plays an exuberant mix of music by Debussy, Miles Davis and Astor Piazzolla.
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Apr 4, 2011 — This group of hand-selected graduates from major conservatories receives mentoring and professional development while working as music teachers in New York City Public Schools. ACJW members play Steampunk, a new piece composed for them by David Bruce.
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Apr 5, 2011 — The experimental ensemble is a role model for anyone who believes that a string quartet can also be a band. ETHEL's contemporary repertoire is known for its edgy and postmodern veneer, as well as its use of amplification and improvisation.
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Apr 6, 2011 — The ensemble thrives on high-intensity repertoire, like Xenakis' exhilarating Tetras, and new music from the likes of Brooklyn-based Missy Mazzoli. The JACK Quartet plays both at WQXR's Greene Space.
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