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Music Interviews

'I Wanna Make Art': Sturgill Simpson's Twisting Path To Nashville

The mystic-minded songwriter spent years literally working on the railroad — and it's one reason he says he's no longer interested in making straight-ahead country music.

As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says women must pay a price to participate in public life. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Egypt's Women Face A Struggle No Matter Who Comes To Power

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Andy Ramirez's modified truck, built to hold extra cargo, is his living. Ramirez is a scrapper in Los Angeles and says he makes about $100 a day collecting scrap metal and selling it for recycling. Miles Bryan for NPR hide caption

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Bring Out Your Junk: A Day In The Life Of A Scrapper

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'I Wanna Make Art': Sturgill Simpson's Twisting Path To Nashville

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