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What's That, Buzz?

Mar 14, 2014

Buzz Moran does foley work for films and sound design for live shows. Maria Hinojosa talks to Moran about the film scene in Austin while trying to guess the sounds he makes using everyday objects.

DJ Orion is half Colombian, half Puerto Rican. He talks about his multicultural musical influences, how technology empowers his art, and to shows host Maria Hinojosa how to spin.

For this week's take on Sabiduria, or words of wisdom, host Maria Hinojosa addresses the live audience about what democracy looks and sounds like.

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Science Book Picks for 2013

Dec 16, 2013

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This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

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ALEX TREBEK: Watson, start us, please.

WATSON: The European Union for $200.

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And so it's time to say goodbye. As you probably know, this, after 21 years, is the final broadcast of TALK OF THE NATION, and after 36 years, my last day at NPR.

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Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

May 13, 2011

This Piano Jazz episode from 1999 features one of today's preeminent jazz singers. Dianne Reeves brings her rhythmic virtuosity to a sparkling set of standards, including duets with host Marian McPartland on "Close Enough for Love" and "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise."

Making The Perfect Exit

Mar 20, 2009

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Greatest Sounds and Bloopers

Jul 25, 2008

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Snake Handler Holds Rattlers and Records

Jul 25, 2008

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Open Mic: The 'BPP' Staff Says Goodbye

Jul 25, 2008

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German Left Courts the Working Class

Apr 23, 2008

A new political party in Germany has made saving the working class and the country's welfare system rallying points for attracting votes. It has been drawing support from the mainstream parties with a radical message.

The party, Die Linke, or the Left Party, is a merger of the reformed Communist Party from East Germany and discontented former Social Democrats. One of its co-leaders, Oskar Lafontaine, says that Germany shouldn't turn its back on working people just as they are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

Dance Craze Tecktonik Spreads Through Europe

Mar 14, 2008

With the Macarena long past, a new European dance craze is set to invade U.S. shores.

The Tecktonik began just outside Paris — and is spreading to nightclubs and onto the streets across Europe.

At the Metropolis, one of the biggest nightclubs in the Paris region, the music goes by a lot of different names. Electro. Jump style. Hard style. Hard core. But the only dance is the Tecktonik.

The customers at the club are mostly in their teens and early 20s, middle class, and from every ethnic background. They look as if they were raised by Madonna and Marilyn Manson.

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NPR News Special Coverage: Pentagon Briefing

Apr 1, 2003

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Apr 1, 2003

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