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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says its too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but they’re checking it out.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · The EU Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Ahead of a major immigration speech, it’s not entirely clear what Donald Trump’s policies are. But maybe his voters just don’t care.
 

Arts & Life

The Underground Museum
August 29, 2016 | NPR · When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
 

August 29, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Jordan Walker-Pearlman, the nephew of Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83. Wilder is best known for his roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Producers.
 

New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library
August 29, 2016 | KUOW · Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
 

Music

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · “I’m trying to not be so revealing,” Wainwright says of the song, an air that evokes both Kate Bush and lounge singers. “I’ve written a lot of songs that were so personal they got me into trouble.”
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · The new video from the Brooklyn noise duo throbs with rage and fiery defiance. The song is from the band’s upcoming full-length, Jessica Rabbit, due out in November.
 

August 30, 2016 | NPR · The Kentucky singer-songwriter’s 2015 album Over And Even was a year-end favorite. Now, she’s got a new 7″ single and a gorgeous, subtly animated video for “Cost Of The Cold” to go with it.
 

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