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April 18, 2014 | NPR · A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city’s public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation’s electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there’s no “mass system.” The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · A government report says the land has been poisoned by heavy metals such as cadmium, nickel and arsenic, and concludes that the condition of China’s soil offers “no optimism.”
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The sign outside the tiny reading room at a school for girls refers to the late al-Qaida leader as a martyr. A school spokesman calls the terrorist leader a hero.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · While diplomats have agreed on a plan to reduce tensions, the pro-Russia protesters who have seized government buildings say they aren’t bound by that deal.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The death toll surpasses what had been the single deadliest day on the world’s tallest mountain. Officials say all of those killed were Sherpa guides.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · More than three days after the ferry capsized, nearly 270 of those who were on board remained missing. Most of them are high school students. Cranes will try to lift the ship, which is now submerged.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.
 

 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · Odorless and discreet, vaporizer pens for pot are growing in popularity. But the devices are a nightmare for parents because they make it hard to know if kids are using marijuana.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · The magnitude-7.2 temblor’s epicenter was about 80 miles northwest of Acapulco, but it shook up residents in the capital, Mexico City.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University’s pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week’s news.
 

Arts & Life

April 18, 2014 | NPR · From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University’s pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week’s news.
 

April 18, 2014 | NPR · A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
 

Sundance Channel
April 18, 2014 | NPR · The chatty Sundance show The Writers’ Room sheds a little light on how some of TV’s more popular shows are brought into being.
 

Music

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The Dublin-based electronic duo Lakker’s video for the song “Thermohaline” is haunting and hypnotic, an endless string of strangely pulsating imagery.
 

Redferns
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Can you identify a song when it’s stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding? This week’s puzzler comes courtesy of Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, otherwise known as S. Carey.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is “The Both.”
 

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