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Planet Money
1:51 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Everybody Always Thinks Inflation Is Higher Than It Really Is

Tony Gutierrez AP

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 9:30 am

The world is going to hell, and prices are going through the roof. This, more or less, seems to be the perpetual conventional wisdom.

The first half of the statement is debatable. But the second half is clearly wrong at the moment: Prices are not going through the roof.

Prices for U.S. consumers rose by just 1.4 percent over the past year, according to the consumer price index numbers released this morning. In other words, inflation is very low.

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Live in Concert
1:46 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Live Friday: Dirty Projectors, With Wye Oak

Shantel Mitchell For NPR

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 7:36 pm

  • Full Audio: Dirty Projectors Live From The 9:30 Club

Few bands make music as strangely captivating - or make it as as fearlessly - as Dirty Projectors. The group's always unpredictable songs crisscross a mind-bending mix of genres and styles, with disjointed rhythms and structures, unusual melodies and harmonies that make it one of the most creative but polarizing groups of the past decade. For some it's an inspired form of high art, while others think it's just plain weird.

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All Songs Considered Blog
1:43 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For Aug. 15

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Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:01 am

I guess it's not that big of a surprise, but according to last week's poll, 67 percent of you haven't heard Big Star's #1 Record. One of the nice side benefits of doing this series is that it gives people a chance to discover great albums they've never heard before, so if you're part of the 67 percent that hasn't heard Big Star, take some time to listen. You'll love it.

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Around the Nation
1:32 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Great Hikes And The Surprises Along The Paths

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JOHN DONVAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm John Donvan.

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Thistle and Shamrock
1:25 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: One, Two...

Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 10:49 am

Enjoy an hour dedicated to some great solo artists and duos that deliver uncluttered, pure acoustic arrangements.

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