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Owen Pallett: The Consummate Musician, In Conflict

Last year, Owen Pallett played on Arcade Fire's Reflektor and picked up an Oscar nomination for his score for Her. The songwriter explains the tensions at work on his highly personal new solo album.

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The Salt

California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.

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One Week A Prime Minister: The Short Story Of Libya's Former Leader

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Moving Cities Faze Action

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

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Aguas (Waters) Ciro Hurtado
Timeless Motion Neal Schon
Crazy He Calls Me Billie Holiday
Nostalgia in Times Square Gerry Grosz

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Why NYC Is Afraid Of Free Lunch For All

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Wizard of Ahhhs Sinewave
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On Detroit Time David McMurray
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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

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Apple Jacks The Headphone Port

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A Reason To Smile: Mexican Town Is A Destination For Dental Tourism

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