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Lendon Partain, a well technician, has never seen so many pump jacks idled across Andrews County. "Right now it's scary," he said. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To 1 High-Flying Texas County

Oil companies have slashed production across West Texas and southeast New Mexico, where communities are also hurting from pandemic-driven business shutdowns.

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Lendon Partain, a well technician, has never seen so many pump jacks idled across Andrews County. "Right now it's scary," he said. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To A High-Flying Texas County

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is a member of a new group called the Jazz Coalition. It seeks to pay out-of-work jazz musicians to produce new music while they're unable to gig. Eva Hambach/Getty Images hide caption

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Without Live Music, A New Commission Fund Seeks To Help Jazz Artists

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Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Dr. Vivek Murthy Harper Wave hide caption

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In 'Together,' Former Surgeon General Writes About Importance Of Human Connection

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto
Degrees of Light Taylor McFerrin
Already There Taylor McFerrin feat. Marcus Gilmore, Robert Glasper, Thundercat
Differential Lymbyc Systym
Opposing Bodies Lymbyc Systym
Paper Crane Absofacto
Wringer Mammal Hands
Straight up Raining Mammal Hands
Seinfeld Jonathan Wolff
The Birds & Bees Tülpa
Piano Fights 65daysofstatic

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