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A blind child studies at the Braille Without Borders school  in Lhasa, Tibet, in 2005. The program was the first of its kind in the country.

Author Interviews

Lessons On Blindness, 'For The Benefit Of Those Who See'

Braille Without Borders was the first school for the blind in Tibet, founded by a German woman who is blind herself, Sabriya Tenberken. On assignment profiling Tenberken, writer Rosemary Mahoney had to face her own fear of losing her sight and challenge long-standing misconceptions about blindness.

Sharon Jones' new album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, comes out Jan. 14.

Music Interviews

'No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer

When the R&B bandleader fell ill last year, she didn't just stop singing: She stopped listening. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jones about returning to the stage and the long-delayed new album Give the People What They Want.

Minister Ryan Bell has decided to "try on" atheism for a year. The former Seventh-day Adventist pastor was asked to leave his congregation in March.

Religion

Former Pastor Decides To Spend A Year Without God

Ryan Bell was asked to step down from his Seventh-day Adventist congregation in March, after questioning his faith. For his New Year's resolution, Bell has decided to "try on" atheism and put his role as a religious leader — and follower — on hold.

Chatanooga Choo Choo George Benson

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Wildwood Flower Charlie Haden & Rosanne Cash 0:31

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Long Time, Wrong Time Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 0:04

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