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Jimmy Carter's other books include Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, Sharing Good Times and Our Endangered Values. Prakash Methema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

Before 1925, musicians like the Victor Orchestra, conducted by Rosario Bourdon, performed in front of a flared metal horn. An attached stylus would vibrate with the energy of the sound waves and etch them onto a wax rotating cylinder or disc — recording formats that are now very fragile. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section hide caption

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Technology

Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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Before 1925, musicians like the Victor Orchestra, conducted by Rosario Bourdon, performed in front of a flared metal horn. An attached stylus would vibrate with the energy of the sound waves and etch them onto a wax rotating cylinder or disc — recording formats that are now very fragile. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the Library of Congress Recorded Sound Section
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