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Code Switch

Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race

NASCAR's fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white. In an effort to embrace the country's rapidly changing demographics, the sport is pushing hard to diversify its lineup of crews, drivers and fans.

On the new album Panama 500, pianist Danilo Pérez considers five centuries of his home country's history. Raj Naik and Luke Severn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

Danilo Pérez got his start playing piano with Dizzy Gillespie. The celebrated composer's latest project is an ambitious one: 500 years of trade, exploration and colonization represented in music.

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Fugitive Finally Captured: 'The Eyes Gave Her Away'

It's the kind of story you'd expect from a crime drama. Snowed in, an officer in Michigan catches up on cold cases, discovering a fugitive living in San Diego — some 37 years after she disappeared.

Endless Falls Loscil

Brand New Revolution Guts

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Darrell Wallace Jr., a graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Program, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26 in Martinsville, Va. Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images hide caption

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Lionheart Emancipator

Stay the Course [Instrumental] DJ Shadow, Talib Kweli et. al.

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Panama Viejo Danilo Pérez

Canto a Mi Tierra Quantic & His Combo Barbaro