Listen: Kacey Musgraves Re-Does ‘Oh What A World’ For Earth Day : NPR

It can feel a little strange listening to a song about the great outdoors during a time when almost the entire world is confined to their homes, but the pre-chorus refrain — “These are real things” — is also a reminder that what Musgraves is singing about still exists, and will still be there whenever it’s safe to go outside.

Source: Listen: Kacey Musgraves Re-Does ‘Oh What A World’ For Earth Day : NPR

Why Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ Is The Most Monumental Concept Album

Fire up your Bunsen burners and break out those test tubes because we’re about to embark on another rock ‘n’ roll thought experiment. Seth Kaufman, author of “Metaphysical Graffiti: Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Meaning of Life,” joins WPR’s “BETA” to investigate the concept album.

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Cokie Roberts, Longtime Washington Broadcaster, Dies at 75 : NPR

She was a bigger-than-life legend in news journalism.

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75.

Source: Cokie Roberts, Longtime Washington Broadcaster, Dies at 75 : NPR