Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 9:31 a.m.

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

'We Can't Just Settle': Broad City Meets Sleater-Kinney

NPR |Jan. 21, 2015 8:54 a.m.

In a raucous and revealing panel discussion, Broad City's stars interview the newly reunited band.

The Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney Release Albums On 'The Decemberists Day'

OPB |Jan. 20, 2015 11:36 a.m.

Today is officially "The Decemberists Day" to honor the Portland-based indie band, but it's also a big day in music for the Pacific Northwest.

Rapping The News In West Africa

NPR |Jan. 15, 2015 3:33 p.m.

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format.

All Songs At 15: How To Get The Greatest Job In The World

NPR |Jan. 15, 2015 12:34 p.m.

The complete answer to the most popular question of the hosts of All Songs Considered.

A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

NPR |Jan. 13, 2015 9:05 a.m.

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.

Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

NPR |Jan. 08, 2015 1:48 p.m.

In his last video, he dunked a chicken. Now Wilbur tests his workaday skills: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

NPR |Jan. 06, 2015 4:05 p.m.

The master luthier's violins include spruce from "The Musical Woods."

With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

NPR |Jan. 06, 2015 9:44 a.m.

Consumers have started to abandon Apple's music store for free subscription services.

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

NPR |Jan. 05, 2015 12:14 p.m.

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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