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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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Untouchable Number Dr. Toast
Light Dr. Toast

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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Canyon Walls Koresma
Sirens LRKR
Frog City Kunzite

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'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

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Lincoln Portrait, for speaker & orchestra
5 Three Trapped Tigers
Something New Joakim Karud
Knives Brontide
Deep Feeling Blues James Goodwin
Miller's Gin/Potato Anxiety Damien O'Kane, Ron Block

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