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Romanian-German writer Herta Mueller speaks during the Nobel Lecture in Literature on Monday in Stockholm. Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Nobel-Winning Memories Of A Small Town

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Peter Miller's Discovery Bill Frisell
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The Three Question Marks Marco Benevento
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Pull the Catch Fat Freddy's Drop
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Har Ek Baat MIDIval PunditZ
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Soon, ranchers like this one might be able to use their land to offset carbon emissions. Some are excited that they could use the land to earn a profit, while others don't want to invest in the idea just yet. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Scientists Help Ranchers Wrangle Carbon Emissions

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Desert Drive Euphoria
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Let's Spend the Day in Bed Over the Rhine
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Edoardo Zanon built and plays the first modern harpsichord-viola, based on the designs of Leonardo da Vinci. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding An Instrument By Leonardo's Design

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Smoke Lucero
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L' Orient Est Roots Bigga Bush & Orkestar, Koçani
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Mark Greenberg, owner of Murray's Liquors in Newton, Mass., says he won't consider new hiring until some customers stop buying discounted wines and return to purchasing fine wines. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A Cheap-Wine Index Keeps Hiring On Hold

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"cosi Sugl' Occhi Miei" From La Fida Ninfa, Rv 714 Yo-yo Ma
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All Blues Stanley Jordan
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State of Nature
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The Ren & Stimpy Show ("dog Pound Hop") Various
The Same Song Susheela Raman
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Risk Guitar Tulsa Drone
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Songs from a Mean Season
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Downtime Robert Glasper & Glasper, Robert
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But I Like the Message John Scofield
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One Step of a Time The Black Seeds
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