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Deceptive Cadence
4:00 am
Sun April 1, 2012

Beethoven's 10th Symphony: For Real?

Did Beethoven write a 10th symphony that was lost to history?
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Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm

Everyone knows Beethoven wrote nine symphonies, right? Or did he? Undiscovered manuscripts keep popping up all the time. Uncovering a lost 10th symphony by Beethoven would surely give the classical music world something to shout about.

It could happen — at least it could according to our colleagues over at Weekend Edition Sunday. Reporter Naomi Lewin carefully unfolds the mysterious saga of a new Beethoven discovery, as a part of our April 1 news coverage.

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Sunday Puzzle
12:01 am
Sun April 1, 2012

Testing Your Wits With Knowledge Of Spirits

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm

On-Air Challenge: Today's challenges are from an old English book called Lateral Thinking Puzzles by Hannah Robson and Nick Hoare. They all have a drinking theme, and they'll test your wits.

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Music
4:00 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

From Mexico, Con Amor: Exploring Vive Latino 2012

Hosted in Mexico City, Vive Latino is one of Latin America's most important music festivals.
Jasmine Garsd

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm

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Music Interviews
1:54 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

The Importance Of Earl Scruggs, As Told By His Followers

Earl Scruggs performs in Atlanta in 2003.
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Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm

In 2007, NPR's John Ydstie sat down with three extraordinary banjo players: Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck and Steve Martin (you might also know him from that comedy thing he does). He asked Martin, "What got you interested in the banjo?"

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NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Obama In South Korea For Nuclear Security Summit

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 10:30 am

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NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

The Voice That Gets You Where You Need To Go

Carolyn Hopkins is the voice behind public service announcements at airports, subways and theme parks. She tells you a train is coming, to step away from the platform, or to please pay attention to your luggage. And she does it all from her home in northern Maine. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with Hopkins about her work.

NPR Story
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

On To The Final Four: Louisville, Ohio State Win

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 4:04 pm

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In NCAA men's basketball, the Louisville Cardinals and Ohio State Buckeyes have qualified for the Final Four. Later today, two more teams will join them after Kentucky plays Baylor and Kansas faces North Carolina. With so much basketball peppered with reversals and upsets, it's hard to deny the madness of March. But, as NPR's Mike Pesca reports, most coaches try desperately to keep it at bay.

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Music
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

'Up Jumped Spring': The Season In Song

Spring arrived this past week, and guest host Susan Stamberg offers this musical bouquet for the season by the great jazz singer Abbey Lincoln.

Television
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

'Mad Men' Changes Song To Hit Historical Mark

The creators of the cable TV series Mad Men are known for making sure every detail in the show is historically accurate, but they don't always catch everything.

Author Interviews
8:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

A Book Gets New Life After Movie's Buzz

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