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Maazel was born in 1930 in Paris, and was a child prodigy. By the time he was a teenager, he had conducted most of the major American orchestras.
Denton, Texas, is considering a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and a new study links this process of energy extraction with earthquakes. NPR's Arun Rath considers the risks with science writer Abrahm Lustgarten.
Mike Pesca of Slate.com and NPR's Arun Rath discuss Sunday's World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina, and why luck plays an outsize role in soccer.
Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for the Ramones, died Friday at the age o...
Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.
Islamist militants have stepped up their game when it comes to the music and visuals in their videos. NPR's Arun Rath talks to scholar Peter Neumann about today's tech-savvy jihadists.
The U.S. was not founded as a Christian nation, says historian Matthew Stewart. He tells NPR's Arun Rath about his book Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic.