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Cabin Fever Playlist

Trade Your Snow Boots For Dance Shoes, And Just Press Play

Don't give in to that midwinter swoon. Listen to this instead: More than 800 of you, our listeners, shared songs to quicken the blood and make you move. Inside, find our Cabin Fever Playlist — 84 tracks meant to wake you from even the deepest hibernation.

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Deceptive Cadence

Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro

The conductor, slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, sparked controversy with his recent comments on Russia's anti-gay legislation. The head of St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre is a friend and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

During China's Cultural Revolution, communist youth known as Red Guards persecuted, tortured and killed millions of Chinese — so-called class enemies. Now some Red Guards are apologizing publicly in rare examples of open discussion of the party's historic mistakes.

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Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

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Pasture Elephant Revival
Zenophile Mylo

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Countdown To Sochi: Will The City Be Ready?

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Who's Sorry Now? Connie Francis
Nova Burial & Four Tet

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Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads

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Emkay Bonobo
Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss

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Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro

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Shostakovic Symphony no 8 movement 3 Mariinsky Orchestra
Tokyo After Midnight Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

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Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

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Jeep's Blues [Live] Duke Ellington
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Twilight in Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals) Yuck
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Flat Panda Dianogah
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Can Homemade Liquor Jumpstart A Local Economy?

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You Wish Nightmares on Wax

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Case Sheds Light On The Murky World Of Asbestos Litigation

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And Lay Debo Band
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When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

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Trade Your Snow Boots For Dance Shoes, And Just Press Play

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Waka Waka (Esto Es África) Shakira
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