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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.
 
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April 11, 2014 | NPR · Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.
 
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April 11, 2014 | NPR · The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs, "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child," and discusses the haunting experience of portraying Holiday onstage.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options.
 
April 11, 2014 | NPR · Also: Hillary Clinton ducks a thrown shoe; new signals are not thought to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet; and several chimpanzees escape the Kansas City Zoo.
 
April 10, 2014 | NPR · Also: New sounds heard in ocean search for missing jet; child killed when car crashes into Florida daycare; and the last Corvette is pulled from a sinkhole in the Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
 
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