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Music Interviews

The Education Of Christylez Bacon

The rapper, singer, beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist is a product of Southeast Washington, D.C., an area hit hard by crime and drugs in the 1980s.

A crowd of 1,300 talks guns, God and politics at a steak dinner and gun raffle at Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Religion

Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways

The Kentucky Baptist Convention has found a surefire way for getting people through church doors: free guns. The church raffle events combine dinner, sermons and a Second Amendment message.

ReBOUND Residential in Florida has bought multiple properties like this one, a formerly bank-owned home in Sunrise, Fla., as investment properties. The houses are now bringing steady returns as rentals. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Business

Big Investors Boosting Home Prices, And Not Everyone's Pleased

Private equity firms have been snapping up properties in many areas hit hard by the recession. Some analysts worry that those bulk purchases will leave middle-class buyers out in the cold.

Mikrokosmos #78: Five-Tone Scale Jake Schepps 0:24

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    An Evening in the Village: The Music of Bela Bartok

Todo Buenos Aires Jake Schepps 1:30

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Children Album Gangsta Christylez Bacon 0:30

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So Far to Go J Dilla, Common et. al. 0:07

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Prairie Train Precious Fathers 0:06

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Red Norvo Precious Fathers 1:30

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Baker's Dozen Gaucho 0:14

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Linden Lullaby Gaucho 0:55

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Fade in Two Ways Will Martina 1:30

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round Artists From the Soul Movement 0:33

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    Movement Soul - Live Recordings of Sayings & Songs From The Freedom Movement In The Deep South

Alabama John Coltrane Quartet 0:33

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Zone Coaster Odd Nosdam 0:15

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Fly Mode Odd Nosdam 0:30

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Cogwheel Brain [Octopus Project Remix] Graham Reynolds 0:08

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Ada [DJ Spooky Remix] Graham Reynolds 1:24

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Big Bang Theory Theme Barenaked Ladies 0:22

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House of Cards Main Title Theme 1:00

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