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'Death Class' Taught Students A Lot About Life

After covering the shootings at Virginia Tech, journalist Erika Hayasaki became interested in how people respond to death. Her new book is about a nurse and professor named Norma Bowe who taught an entire class to help students confront death head-on.

Against Me!'s latest album is Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Left to right: Inge Johansson, James Bowman, Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard. Ryan Russell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Laura Jane Grace, Transgender Punk, On Life In Transition

"I don't have to think," Laura Jane Grace says of performing as a woman: "I can just be and exist." Joined by guitarist James Bowman, the leader of the revered Florida punk band Against Me! speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how her recent transition is playing out in the music.

Wayward Bob Bonobo 1:00

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    Dial "M" for Monkey
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    Sites
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    Beach
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    Garden of Arms
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    Jagjaguwar

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Gloria Umberto Tozzi 0:21

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    Gloria

Stranger in a Strange Land N.O.I.A. 1:29

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Maersk Alabama 0:15

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Choose Your Crew 1:00

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The Meeting Cliff Dweller 0:16

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    The Meeting

They Fed The Sparrows Leftovers And Offered Grass To Scherfig's Turtle Jóhann Jóhannsson 0:14

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    They Fed The Sparrows Leftovers And Offered Grass To Scherfig's Turtle
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    Copenhagen Dreams
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    12 Tónar

Parker's Mood [Short Take 2] Charlie Parker & Duke Jordan 0:28

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FUCKMYLIFE666 Against Me! & Fat Mike 0:10

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Slut Style Damien Frost 1:28

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