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Music Interviews

What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, examines the piano phenomenon Joey Alexander, his classmate Joey DeFrancesco and his own experience as a hotly tipped young talent.

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.

Sonya Cheuse

Books

Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.

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Pasture Elephant Revival