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Rosanne Cash's The River & The Thread comes out Jan. 14.

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Rosanne Cash's Mythic Southern Road Trip

The River & the Thread, Cash's first album in eight years, began with a visit to her father's boyhood home, and continued through landmarks great and small. "The things you push away the hardest when you're young, you end up embracing when you get older," she says.

Eight of the nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School walk from school to their waiting Army station wagon on Oct. 2, 1957.

Code Switch

Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

Since the violent 1957 standoff over the integration of Central High School, federal courts have been involved in Little Rock school affairs. Now a deal by the state, school districts and lawyers representing black students could end that oversight.

Robert Gates in June 2011, his last month as secretary of defense.

The Two-Way

Gates: Obama Made Solid Decisions, But Was Swayed By Factious Staff

In a long and surprisingly frank interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talked about his relationship with the commander in chief and his rivalry with Vice President Joe Biden, and described a deep rift between the approaches of senior military leadership and Obama's young Cabinet.

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