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From TED Talks To Taco Bell, Abuzz With Silicon Valley-Style 'Disruption'
Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
Alabama Shakes Opens New Territory On 'Sound & Color'
Over the course of Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes messes with what had already, after its first album, become its signature sound. Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has this review.
Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'
To mark the release of his seventh album, the singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and '30s.
The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives
On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sunk while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.
Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide
A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S.
Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.
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