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David North built the Doorway to Imagination in his backyard. David North hide caption

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2 Uncles And A 'Doorway To Imagination' Spread Love On Social Media

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Launched during the Great Depression, the unemployment insurance system has seen unprecedented strain during the coronavirus crisis. Olivier Douliery AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How A Decades-Old Unemployment Insurance System Is Measuring Up In The Pandemic

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In self-isolation, facial hair is a growing trend. Patricia De La Rosa/Getty Images hide caption

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Should You Shave Your 'Quarantine Beard'?

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From Symphony Orchestras To Wedding Bands, Musicians Cope With The Coronavirus

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When recording her latest album Color Theory, Sophie Allison used everything from floppy disk samples, to drum machines, to bubble sound effects to create the sound she wanted. Brian Ziff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Soccer Mommy On 'Color Theory': 'I Want To Keep Growing Until I Hit The Ceiling'

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On his debut solo album, Red Baraat bandleader Sunny Jain combines spaghetti western soundtracks, hip-hop and Bollywood — and celebrates his late father's migration from India to the United States. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny Jain's 'Wild Wild East' Is A Western-Inspired Ode To An Immigrant Father

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New Frightened Rabbit Compilation 'Carries On' The Songs Of The Late Scott Hutchison

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"I know now that I have the confidence that I wish I had when I was 20," Candi Staton says. Sean Cokes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Candi Staton Stops At Nothing To Create

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"I'm out here still updating and like, you have to interact with these updates," Earl Sweatshirt says. Kat Lonsdorf/NPR hide caption

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Earl Sweatshirt On Resentment, Growth And Giving Yourself A Chance

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"I've rediscovered the passion for music and it's something I don't want to let go of ever again," Steve Perry says. Emma Holley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Perry's New Life: 'I've Rediscovered The Passion For Music'

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A money trader holds wads of cash on the street in Harare. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

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Florence Machinga, a candidate for the opposition MDC party, looks out the window of her house, which was burned down 10 years ago by an angry mob. The incident was one in a wave of violence carried out against MDC supporters in 2008. Machinga is still slowly rebuilding the home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

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Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

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Savanna Madamombe rides on the back of her brother's truck in Harare. She says she wants to seize this moment in Zimbabwe to show people they can hold their leaders accountable. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'A New Life': An Activist Comes Home To Zimbabwe, Hoping To Hold Leaders Accountable

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