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"If you hear the music, you don't have to be there looking at somebody's body," Sonny Rollins says. "His music is here. All the time." John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.

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Became Atmosphere

First Mate Aaron Isenhour steers the MV LeConte, a ferry heading from Haines, Alaska to the state capital, Juneau. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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In Southeast Alaska, The Ferry System Is A Lifeline

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Barlande (Seguiriya) Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus
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When the neurons that release the neurotransmitter dopamine die, people develop Parkinson's disease. Roger J. Bick &/Brian J. Poindexter / UT-Houston/Science Source hide caption

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Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again For Parkinson's

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A bill that would allow Nevadans without insurance to buy into Medicaid starting in 2019 awaits Gov. Brian Sandoval's signature or veto. Kevin Clifford/AP hide caption

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Nevada May Become First State To Offer Medicaid To All, Regardless Of Income

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Stephenie Hashmi and her husband Shawn, at home. She had to leave a demanding nursing job in Kansas City six years ago when her systemic lupus flared and left her unable to work. Alex Smith / KCUR hide caption

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Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

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The bipartisan amendment expands existing sanctions on Russia. The Senate will consider it as part of an Iran sanctions bill that already has wide support. Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr hide caption

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Senators Aim To Make It Harder For Trump Administration To Ease Russia Sanctions

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Pond Hopper Matt Costa
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"If you hear the music, you don't have to be there looking at somebody's body," Sonny Rollins says. "His music is here. All the time." John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

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