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A 'Morning Edition' Singalong: Follow Us In Merry Measure

NPR's David Greene and Linda Wertheimer are asking listeners to send in recordings of themselves singing "Deck the Halls." We'll pull them all together into one crazy chorus and play it next week.

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Hear, Here: Four Audiobooks With A Brand New Sound

Forget the taped readings of yore. Today's audiobooks feature integrated musical performances, movie-quality sound effects and all-star casts of rotating narrators. Take a peek at the new world of listenable literature with AudioFile magazine founder Robin Whitten's list of four notable audiobooks from 2013.

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A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014

It became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Its former mayor was sentenced to 28 years in prison. And a TV personality compared it to Chernobyl. But a new year is on the horizon, and for some parts of Detroit, things are looking up. Really.

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