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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.
 
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.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Apr 12, 2014 — The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs Considered host in his tracks this week. This week: the future of concert visuals and the last song you'll ever hear.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Given the choice, what's the last song you'd like to hear before shuffling off this mortal coil?
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Apr 11, 2014 — Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?
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Apr 10, 2014 — Your musical wisdom greatly exceeds that of the folks around you. How do you use that power wisely?
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Apr 9, 2014 — Can you tell what a band's music will sound like, just by the shoes they wear? All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen thinks you can.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The godfather of house music remixed far more records than he ever recorded himself. We revisit a handful of our favorite edits by Frankie Knuckles.
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Apr 4, 2014 — You cannot stop the wrath of drum fill. You can only contain it. Match the fill to the song in our weekly puzzler to ... save humanity?
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Mar 31, 2014 — Forget established classics. What recent album will best stand the test of time?
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Mar 29, 2014 — The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including a breathtaking display by saxophonist Colin Stetson.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?
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