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Shanghai has long had an active nightlife culture ranging from jazz clubs to — more recently — bars focused on mixology. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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'Shanghai Nightscapes': Dancing, Drinking And All That Jazz

A nocturnal journey with a pair of Americans who wrote Shanghai Nightscapes, a book covering the raucous past, the abrupt disappearance and the eventual rebirth of nightlife in the city.

Forester Jorgen Andersson clears trees with his horse, not a tractor. He says he'd never thought of taking an Afghan refugee as an apprentice — especially one who'd never been in a forest before. But now, he says, "I'm happy to do that." Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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After Fleeing The Taliban, An Afghan Reinvents Himself In Sweden

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Anthem of Hope Ryan Farish
Life In Stereo Ryan Farish
The Risk Mic Powers

SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant, located near Tonopah, Nev., features an array of 10,347 mirrors arranged in a circle 1.75 miles across. A 640-foot-tall tower glows when the sun's energy is concentrated and directed to the top. SolarReserve hide caption

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Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

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Dark Night El Perro Del Mar
Love Glow Mokhov
A Song For That - Instro M-Phazes
Grown & Guilty The Doppelgangaz
Tepid Bile Tipper
Trippin' At The Disco People Under The Stairs

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'Shanghai Nightscapes': Dancing, Drinking And All That Jazz

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Babylon of the Orient The Shanghai Restoration Project
Nanking Road The Shanghai Restoration Project
Cascade Ryan Helsing, Matthew Saltz
Visions Ryan Helsing, Matthew Saltz
The Lights Nicolay, Kay
Inspirational Friends Siriswad
Nobody Aurora
Lost In Thought Jon Hopkins
What Could Be (Instrumental) 3582
Throw Sum Mo - Instrumental Platinum Performance Studios
Raining Patterns CFCF
Lighthouse On Chatham Sound CFCF

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