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A boy stands in the ruins of the leveled a neighborhood in Tacloban. Food and water supplies were almost nonexsistent in the days immediately after the storm.

Parallels

Rushing Toward Chaos: Covering The Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan

NPR's Jason Beaubien and David Gilkey have covered calamities all over the globe. But the recent aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was particularly daunting. Jason describes the extreme challenges they faced.

Eating black-eyed peas and rice is a New Year's tradition.

Recipes

Giving Hoppin' John An Indian Twist, Just For Luck

Black-eyed peas mixed with rice is the basis of a dish called Hoppin' John, which is thought to bring good luck in the New Year. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with chef Raghavan Iyer, author of 660 Curries, for advice on how to tweak the Hoppin' John recipe.

The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year.

Deceptive Cadence

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

For more than two centuries, France's Pleyel pianos were among the best in the world. They were a favorite of Chopin and Debussy. But now the iconic brand has been forced to close its last remaining plant.

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight The Postal Service 0:18

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There's Never Enough Time The Postal Service 1:00

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Auld Lang Syne Andrew Bird 0:16

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Hunting Season The Dodos 0:14

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Holiday Flight John Williams 0:37

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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Ramsey Lewis Trio 1:29

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Black Blizzard/Red Umbrella The Octopus Project 0:24

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Butterfly Delicate Steve 1:00

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Descended from Myth Rjd2 0:22

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Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold 0:30

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Human Fly The Cramps 0:21

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Wig Wam Urban Surf Kings 1:29

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