By the 1960s, humpback whales and other whale species had been hunted extensively, sometimes to the point of near extinction. Then a recording of humpback whale songs helped shift public opinion on the hunting of all whale species. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Recordings That Made Waves: The Songs That Saved The Whales
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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Simone Dinnerstein
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Judy Collins On World Cafe
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Judy Collins: Newport Folk 2009
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