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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · For trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music has clearly evolved from the jazz of eras past. It's the insight behind his big band, which recently visited his alma mater.
 
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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — "Henryisms" — came to the fore.
 
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March 4, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.
 
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March 6, 2015 | NPR · A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.
 
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March 6, 2015 | NPR · A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.
 
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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.
 
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