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5:06pm

Mon April 15, 2013
U.S.

An Update On The Boston Marathon Explosions

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. We begin this hour with the horrific story unfolding today out of Boston. Just over four hours into the Boston Marathon, two explosions ripped into a crowd of onlookers and runners not far from the finish line. Boston Police have confirmed at least two people dead, and 23 injured. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spoke just moments ago, along with the city's police commissioner, Ed Davis.

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3:50pm

Mon April 15, 2013
All Tech Considered

Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Drinks columnist David Wondrich is seen on Esquire's new Talk to Esquire app, which allows users to interact with several of the magazine's columnists through voice recognition.
Screengrab via YouTube

Imagine for a second what it would be like if you could talk to your radio, and your radio would actually listen. To get an idea of what this might be like, I downloaded an app called Talk to Esquire, from the magazine of the same name.

When I opened it, the app asked me a question: What's your favorite type of liquor? That's a little forward, but it's Esquire so I played along and told the app that I'm more of a beer drinker.

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3:46pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Exoneree Detectives Fight For Those Still Behind Bars

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 8:35 am

Dallas exonerees Christopher Scott (center) and Richard Miles, accompanied by Scott's girlfriend, Kelly Gindratt, prepare to be honored in the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, in March.
Courtesy of Jamie Meltzer Freedom Fighters Documentary

Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Billy Smith drive down a desolate highway toward a prison in East Texas. They've all been there before, serving hard time — 63 years among the three of them.

But this time it's different. They're driving a Hummer. They're dressed to the nines. And they're on a mission. They aim to get an inmate out — a friend of Scott's named Jimmy O'Steen, aka Big O. But this will be a slow-motion prison break. Scott, Lindsey and Smith are all exonerated prisoners.

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3:26pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Code Switch

Dumbfoundead: A Rising Star In A Genre In Transition

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Korean American rap artist, Dumbfoundead performs at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., on March 26.
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6:26pm

Sun April 14, 2013
Music Interviews

Nick Drake's Producer Remembers 'A Real Musician's Musician'

Originally published on Sat April 20, 2013 10:33 pm

The cover photo from Nick Drake's 1969 debut, Five Leaves Left, produced by Joe Boyd.
Album cover

English folk musician Nick Drake died decades before the song "Pink Moon" found him a wide audience, thanks to a series of Volkswagen ads back in 1999. They sparked a resurgence of interest in Drake's work — music largely ignored in his day but now inspiring legions of young musicians.

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