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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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SXSW: Live From Austin

Mar 18, 2014 — We know you're dying to try Future Islands' Buck-Up Bronco and St. Vincent's Minimalist Marionette.
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Mar 18, 2014 — Not to be confused with Glenn Frey or Don Henley's middle-of-the-road soft rock, British post-punk act Eagulls did anything but take it easy at our SXSW showcase. Watch the entire concert here.
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Mar 17, 2014 — Nearly 100 photos of musicians we fell in love with at last week's South by Southwest music festival, plus interviews, concerts, podcasts and slo-mo videos.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Watch the R&B star perform "Breakfast" at her first American appearance in more than three years at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's, then stream the full set. It was well worth the wait.
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Mar 15, 2014 — With hundreds of bands and tens of thousands of fans, South by Southwest goes by really fast. We slowed the whole Sam-dancing, bull-riding, crowd-surfing party down for you.
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Mar 15, 2014 — In a keynote event at SXSW, the queen of pop transgression offered support for anyone struggling with self-definition and illustrated how hard it is to steer clear of the constraints of corporate pop.
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Mar 15, 2014 — On Friday in Austin, Texas, full-throttle music consumption and overwhelming crowds battled to a exhausting, exhilarating draw.
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Mar 14, 2014 — The Baton Rouge rapper, on the rise when he arrived in Austin for SXSW, feels conflicted about his new success. "The more I grow in popularity," he says, "the lonelier it gets."
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Mar 12, 2014 — Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high-quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.
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Mar 14, 2014 — We liked the Chilean rapper's new album Vengo so much, we invited her to spend some time with us during SXSW in Austin, Texas. Join us for our very first live taping of Alt.Latino.
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