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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

Last year, the State Department launched a program that brings international artists to Main Street America. The groups are trying to open ears in the U.S. — and send a message back home.
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What Is More D.C. Than An Indie Band Singing About Jumbo Slice?

Rebecca Sheir introduces us to the native Washingtonians behind Ugly Purple Sweater: An eclectic, up-and-coming local band whose brand-new album features songs about life in Washington.


Erin McKeown On World Cafe

McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock.

Sera Cahoone On World Cafe

The singer-songwriter plays a few warmly charming songs from her latest album, Deer Creek Canyon.

Al Roker 'Jazzed' By The A-Team Theme Song

When NBC Today show weatherman Al Roker needs to get pumped up for his work day, he turns to the theme song for the television show The A-Team. During Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Roker shares why the song, and Mister T, get him 'jazzed.'

Mindy McCready, Whose Life Was A Country Song, Has Died

A hot-rod blonde with a high-drama life, the country singer hit fans and the music industry hard with a wide-open sob in her voice. She died Sunday at the age of 37.