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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
 

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March 28, 2015 | WFYI · Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders’ ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
 

Smithsonian American Art Museum
March 28, 2015 | NPR · A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.
 

NASA
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.
 

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March 28, 2015 | WBEZ · Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That’s been a big hit with school kids, but the rules’ creators say the snack is still junk.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Though investigators say it looks like the co-pilot deliberately brought down the jet, killing himself and 149 others, there are reasons not to use that word.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · In Lagos, Iké Udé’s family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer’s work.
 

 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state’s businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he’s received.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as “puppets of Iran.”
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
 

Arts & Life

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we’ve decided to ask the show’s creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
 

Redferns
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
 

NPR
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders’ ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
 

Music

NPR
March 28, 2015 | NPR · The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.
 

Redferns
March 28, 2015 | NPR · Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.
 

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