PIPERS POOL JOHN SURMAN 0:25

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Mandingo Street Regina Carter 1:28

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Women and children at the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya line up Aug. 24 to receive iftar — a meal of rice, meat and vegetables to break the Ramadan fast. Somalis are fleeing across the border to Kenya to escape extreme poverty associated with the country's severe drought, famine and an Islamist insurgency. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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This image shows the above-normal water temperature in the Pacific Ocean during the December 1997 El Nino. Green-blue colors represent normal temperatures; dark red indicates hotter water. NOAA hide caption

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The Day I Heard Fognode 0:50

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BOY'S FIRST THAW BROOKS WILLIAMS 0:28

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A Libyan oil worker at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in eastern Libya, on Feb. 26. Production at Brega has dropped by almost 90 percent amid the country's crisis because many employees have fled, and few ships are coming to the port. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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High grain prices and increasing yields have been an economic windfall for farmers. Low stockpiles, the use in ethanol production and orders from China have driven up demand, and are expected to keep corn prices high. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cotton Patch Rag Jay Ungar, Molly Mason et. al. 0:10

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MILESTONES chet baker 1:28

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June Hymn The Decemberists 0:35

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Dynaco 2 Minute Blues Don Julin 0:58

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For Jonathan The Album Leaf 0:30

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Night Owl Blues Edward Gerhard 1:28

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Networks of Sparks: A) Delicate Code David Torn 0:13

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Things Ain't What They Used to Be Larry Coryell 0:28

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Clyde Jackson (right) poses for a photo with his son, Clyde Jr., outside their new two-bedroom apartment in Greenbelt, Md. Jackson lost his three-bedroom home to foreclosure in December. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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Iron City Grant Green, Big John Patton et. al. 0:04

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Nobody Crowsong 1:29

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Revolting Children Matilda 1:10

Girl's Breakdown Alison Brown 0:55

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