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First Listen: Juana Molina, 'Halo'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

On the Argentine singer's new album, she's reached a zen place where the very texture of a tone becomes its own language.

First Listen: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile's 'Cover Stories'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton and 10 more beloved musicians cover songs from Carlile's revered album, The Story.

First Listen: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

First Listen: Carl Craig, 'Versus'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

The Detroit techno colossus reimagines his greatest tracks with a concert pianist and a symphony orchestra.

First Listen: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:02 -0400

On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

Episode 767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:00 -0400

In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what - if anything - they're owed.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Sounds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:44:55 -0400

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast. Hear new songs from Molly's Revenge, Eamon Friel, Runa and more.

Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400

After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the law.

Venezuela To Leave OAS, Death Toll Climbs After Dueling Rallies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:37:00 -0400

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of Maduro flooded the capital Caracas on Wednesday.

'Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu's TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.

Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:21:00 -0400

An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Single White (Rhino) Male Defies Age Stereotypes, Joins Tinder

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:57:00 -0400

Sudan has tender eyes, a craggy snout — and not long left to save his subspecies. So, a conservancy posted a Tinder profile for the elderly northern white rhino to raise money for fertility research.

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.