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Planet Money
12:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Ask A Banker: Why Do People Keep Trying To Give Me Money?

Not just an empty suit.
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Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 11:17 am

Hi! Ask A Banker, Dealbreaker, twitter, email, blah blah blah.

Today's question is from Chris:

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The Salt
12:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Spanish Town To Host Its First Seder In More Than 500 Years

A view of the medieval town of Ribadavia, in Galicia, in the north of Spain.
José Antonio Gil Martínez/via Flickr

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 2:39 pm

Jews all over the world are gathering around dinner tables Monday night to celebrate the first night of Passover, one of the most important festivals of the Jewish calendar. And in the small, northern Spanish town of Ribadavia, Spanish, American and Israeli Jews are coming together to conduct the first Seder there in more than 500 years.

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Deceptive Cadence
12:01 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Marches Madness: From Trash Can To Flagpole

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Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 10:55 am

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
12:01 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

The Ironic Success Of Experimental Philosophy

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Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 9:51 am

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Deceptive Cadence
12:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Marches Madness: Hurray For Taxes!

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Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 1:06 pm

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All Songs Considered
12:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Song Premiere: John Grant, 'It Doesn't Matter To Him'

Horour Sveinsson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 1:00 pm

Some songwriters are so adept at capturing the mess and miracle of everyday emotion that their work resonates as exceptionally truthful. John Grant is one of those. In recent years, the 44-year-old former frontman for Colorado rock band the Czars has produced two exceptional collections of funny, brutal, nuanced songs — 2010's collaboration with the band Midlake, Queen of Denmark, and now Pale Green Ghosts, which will be released in the U.S. on May 14.

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World Cafe
11:59 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Latin Roots: Mexitrónica

Nortec Collective.
Paige Parsons Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 3:25 pm

With emerging styles that fuse traditional folk and modern genres, Mexico has become a hub for experimentation in music. In this 30th installment of Latin Roots, World Cafe host David Dye explores the prominence of Mexitrónica with Josh Norek, the co-host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program The Latin Alternative.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
11:59 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

Chris Lightcap performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
R.R. Jones Courtesy of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 2:09 pm

When Chris Lightcap was a student in the Berkshires, he'd put his bass in his car and drive down the river to New York City, south on the Taconic to the Sawmill, over the Henry Hudson Bridge, up on a soaring bluff with a great view to the right of the New Jersey Palisades and George Washington Bridge and New York City coming up on the left. Right about there, Lightcap would ask himself, "What would it be like to live here?"

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From Scratch
11:59 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Azim Premji, Chairman Of WIPRO

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 1:41 pm

Jessica Harris will speak with Azim Premji, chairman of WIRPRO. He turned his father's cooking fat company into one of India's largest technology companies.

Later, we will also hear from Connie Duckworth, founder of Arzu.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Movie Reviews
11:59 am
Mon March 25, 2013

A 'Devil' In The Details Of A Brotherly Rivalry

Brothers Rash and Mo (James Floyd and Fady Elsayed) live in the rough working-class London neighborhood of Hackney — but which sibling is the titular designee in My Brother the Devil gets harder and harder to determine as the film goes on.
108 Media

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 4:03 pm

Shot entirely in Hackney — a mostly ungentrified London borough — My Brother the Devil has a strong odor of authenticity. The main characters are of Egyptian origin, but their friends include people rooted in West Africa and the Caribbean. All are linked by poverty, alienation and a gangsta worldview popularized by American movies and hip-hop.

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