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Sturgill Simpson's new album is Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Reto Sterchi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'I Wanna Make Art': Sturgill Simpson's Twisting Path To Nashville

The mystic-minded songwriter spent years literally working on the railroad — and it's one reason he says he's no longer interested in making straight-ahead country music.

Author Interviews

Talking Stick In Hand, Tom Robbins Tells His Own Story

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the irrepressible novelist about his latest book — a memoir this time, called Tibetan Peach Pie -- and why he hates being labeled as a counter-culture writer.

Andy Ramirez's modified truck, built to hold extra cargo, is his living. Ramirez is a scrapper in Los Angeles and says he makes about $100 a day collecting scrap metal and selling it for recycling. Miles Bryan for NPR hide caption

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Around the Nation

Bring Out Your Junk: A Day In The Life Of A Scrapper

If you live in a big city and put an old appliance on the curb, there's a good chance it'll be gone the next day, picked up by those who collect discarded pieces of metal to recycle them for cash.

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R2D2 Star Wars Dubstep Remix Royalty Free Music Factory 0:24

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