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New Orleans Gets Its Groove Back

Hurricane Katrina wove a destructive path through New Orleans six years ago today. But the city's lifeblood — its music — remains strong. Host Michel Martin speaks with Keith Spera, author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans, and Irvin Mayfield, who played jazz at a city-wide benefit concert more than a month after the hurricane. At that point, he wasn't aware that he had lost his father in the storm.
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Why Did I Watch Fourteen Hours Of The Weather Channel? I'm Not Sure.

Why would anyone gulp down fourteen hours of hurricane coverage before anything even happened? We attempt to explain the phenomenon of marathon viewing.
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'Godfather Of Go-Go' Celebrates 75th Birthday

Chuck Brown says turning 75 is a wonderful feeling. He's also thrilled about receiving a tribute from the National Symphony Orchestra during a concert next month. He and NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke discuss music with host Michel Martin. Brown even plays some music that influenced his style.
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Steve Jobs And The Cultural Apple

Steve Jobs doesn't take with him the technical capabilities of Apple. His departure does, however, disturb the cultural position of Apple, which has helped it build a uniquely powerful relationship with its fans.
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Loudoun County Fair Ends On A Hot Note

Carnival rides start early today at the Loudoun County Fair in Virginia, but crowds will have to brave high temperatures yet again.

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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

The Cornel West Theory on U Street and intimate storytelling - live and on the big screen.

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National Gallery Conservators Painstakingly Revive Works Of Art

Carol Christensen is a conservator at the National Gallery of Art, but she wouldn't want you to notice her work; if you did, that would mean she's doing a bad job.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Five siblings bring their fifty fingers to Wolf Trap, plus familiar sounds and scenes.

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