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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 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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The Industry

Jun 15, 2014 — There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Five days of organized excitement in Nashville have their origins in a fan event, which makes for a more welcoming atmosphere than most American festivals — and no hierarchy of cool.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Amy Phillips, who runs Pitchfork News, debates whether trailers are cheap promotional pieces or creative outlets for artists.
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May 1, 2014 — Then an intern, Oh gave Illmatic the highest rating in The Source magazine, marking it a classic. Today she's Miss Info and she talks about her review and making LL Cool J cry.
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Apr 30, 2014 — The music exec who signed Nas to Columbia Records and helped make his debut album, the much-lauded Illmatic, on her path into the business and New York hip-hop in the '80s and '90s.
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Apr 19, 2014 — Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.
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Feb 13, 2014 — The Internet is the new frontier for song royalties. If ASCAP has its way, law will prevail, but some songwriters and publishers see the organization as a relic.
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Jan 27, 2014 — Daft Punk picked up trophies for album and record of the year, Lorde won two awards for "Royals," and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four, including Best New Artist.
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Jan 21, 2014 — The "old man" who oversees all music and content on the commercial hip-hop station in New York City has become an increasingly public figure as an interviewer and part of Hot 97's morning show and Internet presence.
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Dec 24, 2013 — An interview with Clear Channel's National Programming Vice President Darren Davis about the science behind creating all-holiday playlists, regional Christmas favorites and which of this year's new Christmas songs might have what it takes to stick around in years to come.
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