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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever

The revolutionary Minimoog Model D is being revived after decades out of production. To demonstrate what's made it so influential, Mothersbaugh brought one of his own Moogs into NPR's studios.

It Better End Soon: 1st Movement Chicago
Make Me Smile Chicago

Marsha Lewis, a semi-retired teacher, is one of the volunteers helping Syrian refugee Fadi al-Asmi, standing in the kitchen of Hartford's City Steam Brewery. Asmi, who co-owned a pastry shop in Damascus, now makes desserts at this Hartford cafe. Courtesy of Richard Groothuis hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

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Pavane (Thoughts of a Septuagenarian) E.S.T.
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Even In A Virtual World, The Harsh Reality Of Sexual Harassment Persists

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Act One, Did You Move?: Anitra's Dance [From "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"] Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic
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Nightmare Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
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Define Violence Ry Cooder
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Observatory Ry Cooder
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In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

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POUND CAKE pell mell
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Long-Term, Reversible Contraception Gains Traction With Young Women

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever

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Whip It Devo
Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant, Pts. 1 & 2 Return to Forever
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