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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.
In Nepal, Aftershocks Keep People Fearful And Out Of Their Homes
Aftershocks don't seem to be letting up following Saturday's major earthquake in Nepal. Thousands are dead. We report on what things look like at one of the country's most celebrated heritage sites.
Same-Sex Supreme Court Case Raises Political Issues
Public opinion on the subject of gay marriage has changed dramatically, and it will be interesting to see how the Republican presidential contenders come down on the issue.
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