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On 'Up In The Clouds,' Sarah Jarosz Adjusts To Staying Still

The Americana artist's new song, written for Morning Edition's Song Project, is about having to hit the brakes on life after years in constant motion. → Read More

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Black People Are More Hesitant About A Vaccine. A Leading Nurse Wants To Change That

Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, says historical abuses have left Black people with a distrust of vaccines. Now he's part of a coronavirus vaccine trial. → Read More

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AC/DC Returns To Rock The Masses With 'Power Up'

Angus Young and Brian Johnson discuss the band's new album, a tribute to Young's late brother Malcolm and an unlikely comeback from all kinds of loss. → Read More

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On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

Nguyen processes feelings of dread in her new song for Morning Edition's Song Project, written after the skies over San Francisco turned orange from wildfire haze. → Read More

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Amid COVID-19 Upswing, El Paso, Texas, Doctor Says ICU Is 'Surreal' And 'Strange'

Dr. Ogechika Alozie, chief medical officer of the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, talks about how the Texas city is handling the surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

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Rhiannon Giddens Confronts Emotional Whiplash On 'Best Day / Worst Day'

Giddens explains how the new song she composed for Morning Edition's Song Project series grew from this year's extreme ups and downs. → Read More

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As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Wisconsin, Health Workers Brace For More

Rural areas are of particular concern as COVID-19 cases rise in Wisconsin. One big worry: having enough staff in hospitals. → Read More

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On 'This Close,' Lori McKenna Draws Inspiration From Family

McKenna's new song for Morning Edition's Song Project series was a family affair — written with her children's perspective of the COVID-19 era in mind, and featuring production from her sons. → Read More

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Rubik's Cube Inventor Writes A New Book: It's Full Of Twists And Turns

Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik invented his fun (and frustrating) colorful cube in 1974. He tells that story, and talks about creativity, curiosity, play and puzzles, in Cubed: The Puzzle of Us All. → Read More

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano's 'Agüita' Is A Rebuke Of Genre's Limitations

NPR's David Greene speaks with the singer and multi-instrumentalist about his new album, exploring his roots in Colombia and the influence of his late mother on his music. → Read More

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Tank And The Bangas Have 'Feelings' On The COVID-19 Era

The New Orleans band says its new song, "Feelings," came out of a need to process the overwhelming input of the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests unfolding all at once. → Read More

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Indigo Girls' New Song Is About Patience And Fortitude In The COVID-19 Era

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers rarely write together, but the unique challenges of the pandemic inspired the veteran folk-rockers to try true collaboration for the first time in years. → Read More

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On His New Song, Colin Meloy Gets Lost In 'Slint, Spiderland'

The Decemberists' Colin Meloy talks about his entry to the Morning Edition Song Project, a meditation on the banality of everyday life in the midst of an international emergency. → Read More

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An Arizona Voter Answers The Question: What Keeps You Up At Night?

We've heard from a diverse group of families and now we make our last stop. A 70-year-old registered Democrat living in Scottsdale, Ariz., talks about why she plans to vote for President Trump again. → Read More

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It's Been A Hard Year. 5 Families On How 2020 Will Shape Their Vote For President

The spread of COVID-19, the ensuing economic crisis and the reckoning around social injustice has made 2020 a year like none other. NPR wanted to know how these events might shape political choices. → Read More

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News Brief: Republican Convention, Wisconsin Protests, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Day 1 of the GOP convention rebutted the Democrats' convention. In Kenosha, Wis., peaceful protests end with fires and looting. And, Jerry Falwell Jr.'s role at Liberty University is in doubt. → Read More

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News Brief: GOP Convention, COVID-19 Treatment, Wisconsin Shooting

Republican convention to make the case: four more years for President Trump. FDA authorizes an emergency treatment for COVID-19. And, the shooting of a black man by Wisconsin police sparks protests. → Read More

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Coronavirus News Roundup: A COVID-19 Therapy Makes Headlines

Cases are circulating widely in parts of the U.S. The FDA announced emergency use for convalescent plasma. And when will we have a spit-on-a-stick COVID-19 test? → Read More

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Single Mom On Navajo Nation Describes How Her Worries Will Shape Her Vote

Deborah Veres, a single mom and a social studies teacher on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, talks about what's been keeping her up at night and how those anxieties will drive her vote in November. → Read More

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Devon Gilfillian Thinks The Pandemic Has Exposed The 'Cracks In The Ceiling'

The soul singer talks about his entry for the Morning Edition Song Project which considers how the pandemic created space for a national dialogue on race after pausing many aspects of regular life. → Read More