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Music Articles

Backstage With Bruce: Springsteen On His Early Work

In this archival interview, Terry Gross speaks with singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen about his inspirations, writing style and thoughts about his earlier work.

Backstage With Bruce: Springsteen On His Early Work

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Thursday

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Music Articles

Funny Folk: 'Conchords' Co-Creator James Bobin

James Bobin is the co-creator and director of HBO's series Flight Of The Conchords. He has been nominated for eight Emmys since 2003 for his work on Conchords and Da Ali G Show.

Funny Folk: 'Conchords' Co-Creator James Bobin

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Middle East

Jimmy Carter Offers A Peace Plan 'That Will Work'

In his new book, We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work, former President Jimmy Carter presents his strategy to end fighting between Israelis and Palestinians.

Jimmy Carter Offers A Peace Plan 'That Will Work'

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Monday

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Music Articles

Fiction Family Debut Is Delicate And Industrious

The band Fiction Family may be new, but its members are old hands at the music business. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek collaborated on the new album. Ken Tucker has a review.

Fiction Family Debut Is Delicate And Industrious

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Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

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Technology

'Wired For War' Explores Robots On The Battlefield

Robot soldiers are no longer just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy. As technological warfare expert P.W. Singer explains in his new book, Wired For War, some military tasks previously assigned to humans are now being handled by machines.

'Wired For War' Explores Robots On The Battlefield

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Election 2008

Eric Foner On Post-Civil War Disappointments

Eric Foner, author of Our Lincoln, talks about the era following the Civil War in which former slaves were promised equal rights and citizenship. Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.

Eric Foner On Post-Civil War Disappointments

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Poetry

Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

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Journalist, Author Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the post-civil rights era, son of a publisher and former Black Panther; he's a contributing editor and blogger for The Atlantic magazine and author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, 2 Sons, and An Unlikely Road to Manhood.

Journalist, Author Ta-Nehisi Coates

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