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May 3, 2015 | NPR · Many of Nepal’s historic treasures crumbled in last week’s earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that all but guarantees that monuments will be revived.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · The World Bank funds projects around the globe aimed at alleviating poverty. Along the way, people get uprooted. The World Bank has acknowledged “serious shortcomings” in its resettlement practices.
 

Arts & Life

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, “skin” is an anagram of “sink.”
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this week, is well-known for breaking new ground in theater and film. But, as author Colin Fleming tells NPR’s Rachel Martin, he also did significant work in radio.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don’t get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR’s Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · “Boy, the truth of that song really came out,” says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he’s just lucky to be able to express himself.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · “The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal,” says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to “make it honest.”
 

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