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Cabin Fever Playlist

A Little Love And Lots Of Music To Break Your Cabin Fever

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Melissa Block and Robert Siegel present some listener song selections from our Cabin Fever Playlist. It's not just dancey. It's about love, too.

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Iran's President Marks Revolution With Call For Negotiations

In a major address, Hassan Rouhani mocked U.S. military threats. But he also used the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution to say that negotiations with the U.S. and others offers the best path for Iran.

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Economist Says Best Climate Fix A Tough Sell, But Worth It

Yale's William Nordhaus has been running the numbers on Earth's climate troubles. He says charging a fair price for any dumping of carbon dioxide into the air is a cost-effective solution. But at least half the planet must cooperate, his math suggests, or it will be all pain, no gain.

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Going To College May Cost You, But So Will Skipping It

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You've Got to S-M-I-L-E (To Be H-A Double P-Y) Shirley Temple
Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley

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Economist Says Best Climate Fix A Tough Sell, But Worth It

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Slap Happy Duke Ellington
Battles Barbarossa

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Iran's President Marks Revolution With Call For Negotiations

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Hashshashin Lumerians
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From the Rooftops The Funk Ark

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Singing To The Strength Of New Orleans

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End Of The Line Alynda Lee Segarra
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Nonprofits Pull In Investors To Tackle Housing Affordability

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Fumando Captain Planet
Nica's Dream Wes Montgomery

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Straw Buyers Exchange Vermont Guns For East Coast Drugs

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Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown [*] Portico Quartet
Lullaby for Lagos Whitefield Brothers & Quantic

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Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge

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Brighter Than the Sun Colbie Caillat
Flashdance Deep Dish