Colorado Senator Mark Udall is joining with Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden in calling on President Obama’s administration to disclose how it interprets the Patriot Act, as an extension of the act nears a vote in Congress…A minor tornado has touched down near Lamar. There have been no immediate reports of damage…and, Rocky Mountain National Park officials say there’s so much snow on Trail Ridge Road this year that crews won’t be able to remove it all in time to open the road for Memorial Day weekend.

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April 1, 2015 | KHN · Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don’t cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.
 

April 1, 2015 | NPR · Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana measure sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.
 

Arts & Life

April 1, 2015 | NPR · The multitalented filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky turns to fiction (sort of) with Where the Bird Sings Best, a semi-autobiographical novel that critic Juan Vidal calls “brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Ronson’s new So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed looks at the ways social media shaming affects both the targets and those doing the shaming. Critic Eric Weiner calls it sharp-eyed and often hilarious.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · “There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us,” says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
 

Music

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · In the first taste of the band’s forthcoming Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards’ big, bluesy sound feels slick and streamlined, with choruses that get grander and grander as the song chugs along.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · After being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · A pair of timpani — the only ones crafted by legendary viola and violin maker Antonio Stradivari — go on sale today in New York. Bidding on the two drums might go well into eight figures.
 

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