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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.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
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.
 

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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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The Good Listener

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 3, 2014 — Is the nature of an anthem that it should span multiple generations or define them?
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Mar 27, 2014 — Is festival fatigue the first sign of an encroaching spiral into desiccation and death? Or is it natural to hit a point in life where you don't feel like it anymore?
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Mar 6, 2014 — Is SXSW just for industry pros and rich music fans? Or can someone on a budget make it worthwhile? We run through the pros, cons and opportunities that come with attending the festival on the cheap.
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Feb 21, 2014 — How should a reader deal with the guilt of abandoning what used to be her most beloved musicians?
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Feb 14, 2014 — How do you share good music without giving the impression that you're "trying to say something"?
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Feb 7, 2014 — You're putting together a dance for teenagers. What kind of music best reflects their adolescence?
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Jan 31, 2014 — It's largely accepted as truth that Starship's 1985 song "We Built This City" is the worst atrocity in all of music, in all of time. But we can do better — or worse, depending on how you look at it.
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Jan 24, 2014 — A reader discovers Devendra Banhart eight albums into his career. Where's a new fan supposed to begin?
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Jan 16, 2014 — Songs are like relationships: Some burn hot before fizzling out, while others stay with us forever.
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