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News

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Kenya’s passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the events of Ayotzinapa “forces the country to change” toward a “just and free Mexico.”
 

Arts & Life

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
 

 Lydia Daniller
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Poet, novelist, memoirist and queer icon Michelle Tea makes a rare misstep in How To Grow Up, an essay collection that reviewer Michael Schaub calls “a well-intentioned, exasperating mess of a book.”
 

Flickr
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother’s family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.
 

Music

OPB
January 28, 2015 | opbmusic · The band’s moody, autumnal “Arms Unknown” receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.
 

WBGO
January 28, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.
 

Alejandro Reinoso for NPR
January 28, 2015 | NPR · In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.