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Fredrik Lanner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and his student, Alvaro Plaza Reyes, examine a magnified image of an human embryo they used to attempt to create genetically modified healthy human embryos. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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Hosted by the dynamic Lauren Ober, The Big Listen introduces listeners to podcasts they might have never heard of, and gives them the inside scoop on shows and creators they already love. Kara Frame/NPR hide caption

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NPR Will Distribute WAMU 88.5's 'The Big Listen'

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Pura Belpré was the first Puerto Rican librarian at the New York Public Library in 1921. Now 20 years after a children's literature award was established in her name, she continues to influence the field of bilingual education, nearly 40 years after her death in 1982. New York Public Library hide caption

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The grand finale at the 14th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 16, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Americana Music hide caption

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