Senate leaders unveiled a bi-partisan proposal yesterday that would give colleges and universities more independence from the state, and flexibility to increase tuition. Lawmakers say the changes are necessary to keep the higher education system in tact. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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July 29, 2015 | NPR · From Luther the “anger translator” for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.
 

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July 29, 2015 | opbmusic · An Oregon vineyard is a beautiful setting for songs originally recorded in Mexico City. Watch Calexico play “Falling from the Sky” from the new album Edge of the Sun.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today’s sharpest musicians.
 

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