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4:16 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty

Classically trained violinist Ben Powell makes the leap to jazz in his album New Street, a tribute to the late Stephane Grappelli.
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Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 12:37 pm

The late Stephane Grappelli is perhaps the best-known jazz violinist in history. His collaborations with guitarist Django Reinhardt have influenced countless musicians. A comparison to Grappelli is one of the highest honors a young, rising violinist can receive.

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Presidential Race
4:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney, Obama Divided On Wind Energy Tax Credit

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 5:23 pm

President Obama is headed to Iowa on Tuesday where he will likely talk about wind energy. The president says he'll continue tax credits for wind energy and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he won't.

My Guilty Pleasure
4:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

'The Magus': A Thrilling, Chilling Guilty Pleasure

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Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Nick Dybek is the author of When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man.

The sinister face sneering from the cover is reason enough to keep John Fowles' The Magus tucked discreetly away. Then there's the 600 or so pages inside, which are filled with pretentious riffs on psychoanalysis, metaphysics, fascism and the occult.

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Around the Nation
3:57 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

On Katrina's 7th Anniversary, A New Storm Hurtles In

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 5:23 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

We just heard in Debbie's story from Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans. He insists that his city is, in his words, much, much better prepared than it was seven years ago. So we thought we'd take a few minutes to understand what lessons New Orleans learned from Katrina and in what ways its better prepared for Isaac.

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Around the Nation
3:56 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Takes Aim At Gulf Coast

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 5:23 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

The Florida peninsula has been spared the worst of tropical storm Isaac. The large system is now in the Gulf of Mexico, taking aim at a wide swath of the northern Gulf coast. Forecasters predict Isaac will pick up strength as it travels over the warm Gulf waters and will become a hurricane. They expect the storm to make landfall by Wednesday morning.

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