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Ending on a High Note: NSO Players Look Back

This summer the National Symphony Orchestra says goodbye to seven members, who collectively made 251 years of music with the group. From sleepless concert tours to tempestuous conductors and repertoire that sometimes took them out of their comfort zones, the NSO players rode the highs – and the lows – of life in the "nation's orchestra." Kojo sits down with three retiring NSO players to talk about music, memories and moving on.

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Mstislav Rostropovich conducts Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony #5 at the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory.

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Barbershop: UofL Basketball Ban, Football Concussions And The NFL Women's Summit

ESPN contributor Kevin Blackistone, Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson and The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery talk about the UofL basketball team, public opinion of the NFL, and women in sports.
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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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With A Little Help From Larry David, Bernie Sanders Does SNL

Bernie Sanders impersonator Larry David hosted the episode with a cameo from the senator himself. Sanders slipped in a main campaign message, while David jabbed at the candidate's cantankerous side.
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?

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