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Music Interviews

Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.

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It's All Politics

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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Around the Nation

The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

Cirrus Bonobo 0:11

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Feel It All Around Washed Out

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Drink Me Hot Chris Joss 0:12

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Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley 0:12

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Wilie-O Sam Lee 0:10

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St Louis Blues William Schimmel & Wynton Marsalis 0:10

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Sweat Moss of Aura 0:12

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I Am the Blaze On Every Hill Spiro 2:00

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My Burr Minotaur Shock 0:12

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Hyperion Tomas Barfod 0:31

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IPlayYouListen ODESZA 0:25

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Sixteen RAC 0:51

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With My Friends [12" Only Remix] Aloe Blacc & Most, King 0:51

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Whole Life Story Passion Pit 0:56

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KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER 0:56

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