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Harmony Project
September 14, 2014 | NPR · From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.’s toughest neighborhoods.
 

September 14, 2014 | NPR · The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR’s Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
 

September 14, 2014 | NPR · A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.
 

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Knopf
September 14, 2014 | NPR · Ellroy’s new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
 

September 14, 2014 | NPR · We’ve all been put on hold. NPR’s Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.
 

September 14, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.
 

Music

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September 14, 2014 | NPR · After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out.
 

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September 14, 2014 | NPR · The Wilco singer and his 18-year-old son Spencer record a 20-song family-band album together. There’s not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad and his son bashing out tunes.
 

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September 14, 2014 | NPR · On his third album, the D.I.Y. glam-rocker re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager. But Black Moon Spell is, at heart, the sound of one guy making sure everyone around him has a good time.
 

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