Music Videos

KEXP
March 2, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the singer and some talented friends bring his rich, rousing “Rain Plans” to fruition.
 

NPR
March 2, 2015 | NPR · The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · Marc Richter’s music curves in multiple planes. Fittingly, the surreal and oddly moving video for “Hands” does the same.
 

KCRW
February 25, 2015 | KCRW · Watch the North London four-piece showcase their tougher, grittier rock sound.
 

NPR
February 25, 2015 | NPR · The Tiny Desk becomes a DJ booth for an office space dance party. See Deacon perform three songs from his new album for an assortment of joyfully writhing public media personnel.
 

NPR
February 23, 2015 | NPR · With her huge voice and an assist from talented trombonist Daniel Walter Eaton, Nika Roza Danilova offers up a curious combination in the NPR Music offices.
 

KEXP
February 23, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Texas singer-songwriter pay tribute to the blues artists who preceded and inspired him.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 20, 2015 | NPR · The bouncing, six-minute waltz is a luxuriant piece of English chamber-pop, paired with black-and-white footage edited from old variety shows, circus acts and musicals.
 

NPR
February 19, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — “Henryisms” — came to the fore.
 

KCRW
February 19, 2015 | KCRW · Watch the folk-rock singer-songwriter as he passionately performs the title song from his new album.
 

 

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News

AP
March 3, 2015 | NPR · In a 134-page opinion, the court issued an order that goes against what higher courts has decided. The decision once again will pit the state against the federal judiciary.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls’ education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
 

Arts & Life

March 3, 2015 | NPR · In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges’ biggest problems: costs and admissions.
 

NPR
March 3, 2015 | NPR · T. Geronimo Johnson’s latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It’s an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Hell is actually a bureaucracy in Simon Kurt Unsworth’s debut novel. Reviewer Jason Heller says the tale of a demonic murder investigation starts strong but gets mired in the details of infernal life.
 

Music

March 3, 2015 | NPR · As part of our stories about Muslims in Western Europe, commentator Hisham Aidi, author of the book Rebel Music, talks about how music factors into the cultural differences between French Muslims.
 

March 3, 2015 | NPR · Dom La Nena is a singer and cellist from Brazil. But the 24-year-old artist draws inspiration from her travels around the world and sings in four different languages on her sophomore album, Soyo.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Banditos rolls through history on two wheels, making good, old fashioned Southern roots rock with — on this fun new song — a splash of boogie woogie piano.
 

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