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Hank Williams III: Ghosts And Cattle Calls

From country and klezmer to doom rock and metal, Meredith Ochs reviews three new albums from a member of country royalty.

Dawes On World Cafe

The L.A. roots rock band is touring North America with Alison Krauss. Hear an interview and studio session with Dawes on this edition of World Cafe.

The Beatles: Fab Four AND Civil Rights Activists

An old Beatles performance contract set to be auctioned gives some new insight into the values of the Fab Four early in their career. The document is for a 1965 concert and states that the group "not be required to perform in front of a segregated audience." Host Audie Cornish has more.

Hanni El Khatib: Hoop Dreams

The singer's career got a bump when Nike featured one of his songs, a rip-roaring cover of a Funkadelic classic, in a high-profile commercial.

Nashville Schools Rock Music Education

When many public schools are cutting back on arts education, schools in Nashville are expanding their music departments and offering classes in country, rock and rap. Host Scott Simon reflects.

Lindsey Buckingham: A Time To Every Purpose

The Fleetwood Mac singer says his solo work is like painting, while band work is like moviemaking.

How Pearl Jam Stayed Alive

In the early 1990s, director Cameron Crowe went out to Seattle just as the band was starting out. What followed is chronicled in Crowe's new documentary, Pearl Jam 20. Crowe and longtime band manager Kelly Curtis talk about what has kept the grunge godfathers kicking for so long.