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Melissa Block Looks Back On More Than 12 Years Hosting 'All Things Considered'

Friday marks Melissa Block's last day anchoring All Things Considered. She shares some of her favorite interview moments over her 12 1/2 years hosting the show.

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Discovering Movies, And How Visions Are Seldom All They Seem

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Bible Belt Dry the River
Grande Cascade René Aubry
To Be Alone Hozier
Let Her Go Passenger
Zenophile Mylo
Sarama Rokia Traoré
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I'll See You in My Dreams Bob Wills
1952 Vincent Black Lightning Richard Thompson
Garfield's Blackberry Blossom Lyle Lovett
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Salento René Aubry

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'Evan Hansen' Makes Music Out Of Teen Angst And Anxiety

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy

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New Piñata Trumps Usual Party Props For Mexican Entrepreneur

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North Side Gal JD McPherson
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Can't You Hear Me Knocking The Rolling Stones

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Wild Horses The Rolling Stones

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