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December 1, 2015 | NPR · For the first time in a decade, congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a long-term bill to fix, maintain and expand the nation’s roads, bridges, rails and mass transit.

December 1, 2015 | KUOW · As international leaders convene in Paris to talk about solutions for climate change, one tribe on the Washington coast reluctantly plans its retreat from the encroaching Pacific Ocean.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Half of the $1 billion in tax credits and other economic incentives that Buffalo is getting from the state is going to build a solar panel factory. Skeptics say it’s a risky way to create jobs.

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The Kitchen Sisters
December 1, 2015 | NPR · Jenna Weiss-Berman, director of audio at Buzzfeed, says this podcast, produced by Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, offers a gorgeous and complete soundscape.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · One of Japan’s most beloved illustrators has died. Shigeru Mizuki always loved to draw, but it wasn’t until he was in his 40s that he began to publish his most important work.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it’s the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.


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December 1, 2015 | NPR · The Twin Cities rapper, who will release her second album on Dec. 11, won over crowds when she opened Sleater-Kinney’s reunion tour earlier this year.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · The holiday season has a dark edge in the new video for the band’s song “Christmas Without A Kiss.”

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · The Long Island post-hardcore band returns after a long absence — and sounds downright feral.

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