Charles Mokotoff spent years hiding his deafness, as he performed and taught classical guitar.
The Maryland-based organization Adult Musicians With Hearing Loss is a national group for people who refuse to let hearing loss/impairment get in the way of making music. Rebecca visits two local members of the group -- a viola player and a classical guitarist -- who say discovering you have hearing loss isn't music to your ears, but by employing certain strategies, you can keep that music playing forever.
[Music: "Pasaje Abierto" by E. Solis performed by Charles Mokotoff / "Allegro" by W.A. Mozart performed by Charles Mokotoff]
It's not a grand bargain, as many were hoping, but House and Senate leaders say they are close to a budget agreement that will avoid a shutdown and set spending levels for the next two years. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to host Rachel Martin about the negotiations.
What do 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and 13-year-old entrepreneur Maya Penn have in common? At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, a range of speakers shared the ways innovation and ingenuity kept them young.
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