2

Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed house in Miami after the bank hired him to keep the home from falling into complete dilapidation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Listen Loading… 4:09
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150562806/150705801" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Cool Man Cool Grant Geissman 0:16

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Grant Geissman
    Track
    Cool Man Cool

Too Cool for School Grant Geissman 1:30

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Grant Geissman
    Track
    Too Cool for School
    Album
    Cool Man Cool
    Label
    Futurism Records

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Wichita Lineman Johnny A. 0:25

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Johnny A.
    Track
    Wichita Lineman
    Album
    Sometime Tuesday Morning
    Label
    Favored Nations

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Lullabye for Nicole Johnny A. 0:30

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Johnny A.
    Track
    Lullabye for Nicole
    Album
    Sometime Tuesday Morning
    Label
    Favored Nations

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

5

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens stops to sign a baseball as he leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2011, after a judge declared a mistrial in his perjury trial. Jonathan Ernst /Reuters /Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Jonathan Ernst /Reuters /Landov
Listen Loading… 3:51
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150568481/150705805" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Shadows of the Heart Doyle Dykes 0:06

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Doyle Dykes
    Track
    Shadows of the Heart
    Album
    Gitarre 2000
    Label
    Windham Hill

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

The House that Blocked Kansas Michael Gulizian 0:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Michael Gulizian
    Track
    The House that Blocked Kansas
    Album
    The Dare of an Angel

7

Connor Galloway, age 12, was found dead in his bedroom with a belt looped around his neck. Connor's friends admitted to his mother that they'd been talking about playing "the choking game." Courtesy of the Galloway family hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the Galloway family
Listen Loading… 3:05
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150523922/150705809" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

The Lost Baby Lesley Spencer 0:25

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Lesley Spencer
    Track
    The Lost Baby
    Album
    Moments Musicaux

Pirouette Lesley Spencer 1:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Lesley Spencer
    Track
    Pirouette
    Album
    Moments Musicaux

Buddha's Bedroom Kronos Quartet 0:18

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Kronos Quartet
    Track
    Buddha's Bedroom
    Album
    Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic
    Label
    Nonesuch

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Suite for solo cello Yo-Yo Ma 0:57

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Yo-Yo Ma
    Track
    Suite for solo cello
    Album
    Yo-Yo Ma Solo

12

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with his 2012 budget plan. Ryan cites his Catholic faith in justifying his proposed cuts to social safety-net programs. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Listen Loading… 4:34
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150568478/150706401" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Roll the Tape Alan Evans, Neal Evans et. al. 0:21

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Alan Evans, Neal Evans et. al.
    Track
    Roll the Tape
    Album
    Doin' Something
    Label
    Blue Note

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Hurry up... And Wait Alan Evans, Neal Evans et. al. 1:30

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Alan Evans, Neal Evans et. al.
    Track
    Hurry up... And Wait
    Album
    Doin' Something
    Label
    Blue Note

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

13

Americans walk less than the citizens of any other industrialized nation, says Tom Vanderbilt. In this file photo from last summer, pedestrians and a cyclist cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Listen Loading… 4:44
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150586667/150706402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Beautiful Day U2 0:16

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    U2
    Track
    Beautiful Day
    Album
    All That You Can't Leave Behind
    Label
    Interscope

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Can You Dig It? Los Straitjackets 0:30

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Los Straitjackets
    Track
    Can You Dig It?
    Album
    Supersonic Guitars In 3-d
    Label
    Yep Roc

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Star Dust The Hot Club of Cowtown 0:27

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    The Hot Club of Cowtown
    Track
    Star Dust
    Album
    Dev'lish Mary
    Label
    Shout! Records

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Sugar Babe Paul Brown 0:30

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Paul Brown
    Track
    Sugar Babe
    Album
    Red Clay Country
    Label
    5-string Productions

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25 Itzhak Perlman 0:04

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Itzhak Perlman
    Track
    Caprices (24) for solo violin, Op. 1, MS 25
    Album
    Perlman Rediscovered
    Label
    RCA Red Seal

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12: II. Canzonetta. Allegretto Juilliard String Quartet 1:39

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Juilliard String Quartet
    Track
    String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12: II. Canzonetta. Allegretto
    Album
    Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Opp. 12 & 13
    Label
    Sony Classical

Little Girl Spiritualized 0:11

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Spiritualized
    Track
    Little Girl
    Album
    Sweet Heart Sweet Light
    Label
    Double Six

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

G-Funk Jorgenson, John Quintet 0:55

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Jorgenson, John Quintet
    Track
    G-Funk