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May 1, 2016 | NPR · Berrigan became emblematic of the opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He served time in jail for an audacious act of civil disobedience.
 

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May 1, 2016 | NPR · Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares’ troubled pasts, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been forgotten. A new book gathers writers’ thoughts about famous squares around the world.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · Skottie Young’s comic may horrify (or delight) the parents of princess-obsessed kids. It’s the story of a not-so-little girl who’s gone a little violent after 27 years trapped in a sparkly fairyland.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of “grit” as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.
 

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May 1, 2016 | NPR · She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon’s repertoire.
 

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · In a newly unearthed studio recording, a short-lived version of Bill Evans’ trio, with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette, shows just how fervent their musical conversations could be.
 

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · This month, the Canadian trio’s breakthrough album celebrated its 40th anniversary. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recalls its unlikely creation and fans of the band testify to its powers.
 

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