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'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

A new book explores the relation between a few key figures in American classical music and U.S. foreign policy in the 20th century.

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Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

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The American Prairie Reserve project has also garnered support from two local tribal councils, including at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, home of the Nakoda and Aaniiih. Bison were nearly eradicated from the prairies by white settlers and the U.S. government more than a century ago. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park In The Great Plains

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'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

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