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Life After A Brain Injury: 'I'm Not Terrified Of Death Anymore'

Pulitzer-winning music critic Tim Page had been good at pretty much everything, until he had a life-threatening traumatic brain injury. He talks with NPR about piecing together a new life.
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The Reporter Who Almost Said No To Touring With The Beatles

Larry Kane was 21 years old when he was invited to join the Fab Four on their 1964 U.S. tour. (He eventually agreed.) Kane appears in Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, a new film about the band.
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Insect Factory Has A Hunch That Life Has Become Too Much Like Work

One day it occurred to Jeff Barsky that the little red dot on your Facebook page — the one that indicates how much stuff has happened since you last logged on — is actually a powerful symbol of how...
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From Trash To Triumph: The Recycled Orchestra

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.
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Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.
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For D.C. Rapper J-Scienide, John Candy Equals Hip-Hop Gold

It’s debatable whether the 1985 comedy Brewster’s Millions is a true classic, but the Richard Pryor/John Candy flick has certainly had a long life as cable-TV filler. For Northwest D.C....
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Jackie And The Treehorns, The Fishermen Band

Songs featured Sept. 14, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5.Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Angel Olsen Is Ready To Have Fun

Olsen's music has earned her critical acclaim, but also a reputation as a tortured soul. The 29-year-old songwriter's third album, My Woman, showcases a more lighthearted side.
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Eva Cassidy, Ménage À Garage

Songs featured Sept. 12, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5.Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Eddie From Ohio, Haley Fahey

Songs featured Sept. 13, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5.Read more about the project and submit your own local song....

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