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Jazz Night In America

A New Jazz Suite For Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman's new album for large ensemble is called Synovial Joints, after the different ways the human body moves. The MacArthur Fellow explains how nature inspires him.

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It's All Politics

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

Paris-based singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine makes his U.S. debut with the new EP I Dream, I Smile, I Walk, I Cry. Micky Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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In a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, old syringes are filled with oil to grease squeaky locks and bikes. Some have managed to find an innovative business around equipment that clinics threw away. Courtesy of Heidi Larson hide caption

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Goats and Soda

What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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