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All Songs Considered
6:07 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Drop: A Kaarvai Moment With Michael Mayer

Courtesy of the artist

The best gateway into electronic music might be the human voice. There's something about our vocal cords in a dance song that, well, speaks to us. We don't even need to know what the words mean — heck, we don't even need words — to trigger an emotional connection and turn music designed for the brain or the feet into something with which our hearts can get down.

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World Cafe
5:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Rodriguez On World Cafe

Rodriguez.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 7:59 am

Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez has finally found the fame that had eluded him for more than four decades. In the early '70s, he achieved cult status in South Africa, while at home, he remained virtually unknown. His public obscurity sparked rumors that he'd killed himself, but while he was alive and well, he'd retreated from music, earning a philosophy degree while working as a demolition man.

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World Cafe
5:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Latin Roots: Ranchera

Chavela Vargas was especially known for her rendition of Mexican ranchera.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 5:08 pm

As part of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Felix Contreras from NPR's Alt.Latino explores the ranchera. We'll hear old and new examples of this Mexican narrative form.

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Shots - Health News
5:07 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

More Clues About Hazards From Laundry Detergent Pods

A label warns parents to keep Tide laundry detergent packets away from small children.
Pat Sullivan AP

There's now a deeper look at young kids who got sick after eating or otherwise messing around with those laundry detergent pods that look a lot like candy.

Doctors from two poison control centers and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have analyzed more than a thousand incidents involving people exposed to the pods and other kinds of laundry detergent.

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The Two-Way
4:58 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Immigration Arrest Near School, Spark Protest In Detroit

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Immigrant rights groups rallied in Detroit, yesterday, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested one man and questioned another when they were on their way to drop their kids off at school.

Michigan Live reports:

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