All Things Considered for May 6, 2010 Hear the All Things Considered program for May 6, 2010

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Previous BP Accidents Blamed On Safety Lapses

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Everything Has an End, Even Sadness Kaki King
Just Like That Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80
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A Woman's Mission: To Teach Birth Control In Nigeria

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Expression Helen Jane Long
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Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra) Claudio Abbado
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A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer
A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer
Chorinho Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap
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A 'Mother' With Scars, And The Man Who Made Her

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A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer
Love is a Symphony Jack Splash

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Hey Good Lookin': Early Humans Dug Neanderthals

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Telephone Lady Gaga
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Calypso Frelimo Gerry Gibbs, The Electric Thrasher Orchestra et. al.
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Laura Bush, From West Texas To The White House

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Your Hand in Mine [W/Strings] Explosions in the Sky
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Nocturnes: 2. Fetes The Cleveland Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Video A Limited Tool In Times Square Bomb Probe

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Shape of Strange Two Loons for Tea
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FCC To Redefine How It Regulates Broadband

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Law 2 Law of the Least Effort
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Bienvenido Josh Rouse

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Dixie Chicks Musicians Strike Out On Their Own

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Fear of Wasted Time Court Yard Hounds
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Center's Groove DJ Center
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