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Despite Tough Year, Flint Mother Stays Strong For Her Children

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with Flint, Mich., resident Jeneyah McDonald, who says not much has improved in the year since the city declared a state of emergency over lead-tainted water.

The Man Who Took My Sunglasses Khruangbin
Prime Minister London Afrobeat Collective

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In Preparation For The Holidays, Some Troops Start Packing For Deployment

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O Tannenbaum [O Christmas Tree] Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Review
Zorba the Greek David Hughes & John Murphy

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Despite Tough Year, Flint Mother Stays Strong For Her Children

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Window Shopping Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Double Decker (Deck the Halls) Christian McBride
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'Daniel Blake' Skewers The Red Tape That Keeps The Downtrodden Down

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Spotless Mind Jon Brion
Scenic World Beirut
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye Ella Fitzgerald
Etheric Device Glass Candy
Dr. Banard Suff Daddy

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business

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Jingle Bells Herb Alpert
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