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September 13, 2014 | NPR · On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."
 
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September 12, 2014 | NPR · The saxophonist is an expressive, inventive, quick-thinking improviser. In a 2001 session, Potter performs "I Should Care" with bassist Scott Colley.
 
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September 11, 2014 | WBGO · Palmieri plays the whole piano, and he's not shy about throwing an elbow or forearm to get the effect he needs.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · The deaths of children under five has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers ... to "kangaroo mother care."
 
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September 16, 2014 | NHPR · To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
 
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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
 
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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
 
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