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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Now, for some of your email about yesterday's program.

ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

And much of that program was about yesterdays Pennsylvania democratic presidential primary.

BLOCK: Joseph Morales(ph) of Baltimore heard our coverage and writes. It was sad to hear the democratic process, in which the popular vote is actually given some credence, described as a Byzantine system. It would lead one to believe that the process is old and antiquated. For some, this primary season may appear to be going on forever but people across the United States have had a great opportunity to have their voices heard, instead of Byzantine. I would venture to call it, empowering.

SIEGEL: Well, not only was it a big day in Pennsylvania, but Shakira come to Washington to lobby Congress in behalf of education for the world's poor.

BLOCK: And Robert's conversation with the pop star prompted plenty of comments. The couple of you were touched by the way they said good bye.

Ms SHAKIRA (Musician, Grammy Award Winning Singer): Thank you Robert. Oh Rob, should I call you Rob?

SIEGEL: No, Robert.

(Soundbite of laughter)

SIEGEL: You can call me whatever you want.

Ms. SHAKIRA: Thank you.

SIEGEL: At Shakira in Washington, in support of global education.

BLOCK: Like most listeners, I feel a friendly yet distant connection to the NPR host.

SIEGEL: This form Betsy Lard(ph) of Charlotte, North Carolina.

BLOCK: You're like a good friend of a friend, then listening to Shakira and Robert Siegel fumble their sign off make me feel like I knew him a little better, at least, now I know his crush. Don't worry Robert we've all been there.

SIEGEL: With Shakira?

(Soundbite of laughter)

SIEGEL: We'd like to get to know you a little better. Send us your thoughts at npr.org/contact.

(Soundbite of Song "Hips Don't Lie")

Unidentified man: (Singing) Shakira, Shakira.

Ms. SHAKIRA: (Singing) Oh baby when you talk like that you make a woman go mad. So be wise and keep on. Reading the signs of my body. and I'm on tonight you know my hips don't lie and I'm starting to feel it's right all the attraction, the tension don't you see baby, this is perfection.

Unidentified man: (Singing): Hey Girl, I can see your body moving and it's driving me crazy and…

BLOCK: From Shakira to New York's Metropolitan Opera, something unusual happened there this week. Well hear about next on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

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