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April 18, 2015 | NPR · No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country’s next leader.
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.
 

MSNBC
April 18, 2015 | NPR · Hillary Clinton’s campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That’s easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world’s most famous politicians.
 

Arts & Life

April 18, 2015 | NPR · In a low-carb world, pasta has issues. But it’s poised for a comeback, say Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who talk with NPR’s Linda Wertheimer about their cookbook, Healthy Pasta.
 

April 18, 2015 | NPR · Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he’s still going strong. He talks with NPR’s Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.
 

Brooklyn Brewery
April 18, 2015 | NPR · Pass the salt pork! A restaurant in New York is taking diners back in time with local dishes from the 1650s. That means lots of venison, sumac, fat back and — don’t worry — beer.
 

Music

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · Stevens says it was hard to let go of her quest for perfection. But after a long creative process, Perfect Animal ended up “exactly how it was meant to be.”
 

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April 18, 2015 | NPR · In the ’60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.
 

Courtesy of Acoustic Sounds
April 17, 2015 | NPR · What’s getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody’s making new ones.
 

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