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Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.

Morning Edition

Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story

We asked the students in Marlem Diaz-Brown's class in Miami to tell the story of their "amazing" teacher.

Sanders Campaign Has Spent 50 Percent More Than Clinton in 2016

After starting as an "underdog," Sanders has outspent the Clinton campaign in almost every major category.

Syria Hospital Bombing: Are The Rules Of War Breaking Down?

The destruction of a hospital in Aleppo is part of a disturbing trend. And it's not just happening in Syria.

All Things Considered

Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

3 Things To Know About The NFL Draft That Don't Have Much To Do With Football

Most notably, a 22-year-old German wide receiver could be the first player drafted straight from Europe to the NFL.

All Things Considered

Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.

'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

All Things Considered

China Passes Law Putting Foreign NGOs Under Stricter Police Control

China's legislature has passed a controversial law giving police sweeping powers to monitor and control foreign nongovernmental organizations that operate in China.

PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

Fu Hou died in 2012 and his body spent more than three years in a pottery jar before it was sterilized, painted and gilded. The process honors his dedication to the religion.

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

April 28, 2016
In this Sept. 21, 2014 photo, Emilio Estefan, left, and Gloria Estefan pose for photos at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami during the casting for Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” (Ivan Cruz/AP)

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

Beyoncé And Black Feminist Magic In ‘Lemonade’

April 27, 2016
Beyoncé performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game February 2016. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Beyoncé’s new album, “Lemonade,” may be one of the most important pieces of artistic and cultural expression in a generation.

DJ Sessions: Improvising In Harlem

April 27, 2016
Violinist Jesse Montgomery (Jiyang Chen/jessiemontgomery.com/)

Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there’s a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.

What Beyoncé Means By ‘Becky With The Good Hair’

April 27, 2016
Beyoncé released her new visual album, "Lemonade," over the weekend on Tidal. (Tidal)

The line raised questions about infidelity, but MTV’s Rebecca Thomas says it’s also a carefully coded lyric about black women in America.

Prince, Beyoncé And The Business Of Streaming

April 26, 2016
Prince (right) and Beyonce perform the opening act of the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

As fans react to the death of Prince and Beyoncé’s latest album drop, is paying for music “in” again?

Student Singers Give New Life To A Variation On Baroque Music

April 25, 2016
Members of The Georgetown University Chamber Singers perform for an audience. (Jeremy Koss)

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers are turning back the clock 300 years, bringing centuries-old Baroque covers back to life.

‘Lemonade’ Hailed As Beyoncé’s Most Important Release Yet

April 25, 2016
Beyoncé released her new visual album, "Lemonade," over the weekend on Tidal. (Tidal)

The album and accompanying hour-long movie were released on Tidal over the weekend, but begin a broader release on iTunes today.

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

April 22, 2016
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page perform in Chicago on April 10, 1977, during Led Zeppelin's last North American tour. (Jim Summaria/Wikimedia Commons)

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

How Prince Influenced A New Generation Of Artists

April 22, 2016
Prince performs onstage with 3rdeyegirl during their "HITnRUN" tour at Sony Centre For The Performing Arts on May 19, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NPG Records 2015)

Touré, author of “I Would Die 4 You: Why Prince Became An Icon,” discusses the legacy of the pop music superstar.

Remembering Music Icon Prince

April 22, 2016
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Legendary performer, musician Prince has died at age 57. We’ll listen back to a remarkable career

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Prince

April 21, 2016
Recording artist Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

‘Sing Street’ Star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

April 21, 2016
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo attends the premiere of "Sing Street" at Metrograph Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in New York. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Before staring in “Sing Street,” Walsh-Peelo performed as a boy soprano in “The Magic Flute” and was in his first band at the age of 11.

DJ Sessions: ‘That Ebullient Scandinavian Disco Sound’

April 21, 2016
Benjamin Mørk performs at Festspielhaus Hellerau and International Cities of Advanced Sound in 2015. (David Pinzer Fotografie via Facebook)

Mario Cotto of KCRW in Santa Monica shares music he’s hearing out of Europe, including the Norwegian artist Mørk.

Boston Honors Singer/Songwriter Peter Wolf

April 15, 2016
Mayor Marty Walsh presented Boston rock music icon Peter Wolf with a proclamation declaring April 14 Peter Wolf Day in the City of Boston. (Don Harney/Mayor's Office)

Mayor Marty Walsh declared April 14 Peter Wolf Day in Boston. Wolf celebrated with a special performance at the New England Center and Home for Veterans.

Former James Brown Band Leader: ‘James Was Determined To Do Things’

April 7, 2016
Soul icon James Brown in a 1988 performance in Bremen, Germany. (Courtney Creative Commons)

James Brown’s former music director called in today. It wasn’t a planted call, believe us — but that didn’t make it any less spectacular.

'Kill 'Em And Leave': James McBride Finds James Brown

April 7, 2016
James Brown and the Famous Flames, performing at New York City's Apollo Theater in 1964. (Creative Commons / Don Paulsen)

Renowned novelist James McBride, with a deep new take on the godfather of soul, James Brown.

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