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The Lincoln Memorial is shown with a colorful sunrise in the distance.

Juneteenth celebrations take on new significance; Australia says China involved in cyberattacks; Anti-poverty program in Indonesia also helps save forests

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Juneteenth has taken new significance this year amid protests against systemic racism and police brutality in the US that sparked a global movement. And, China said Friday it has charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage. Also, Australia suggested today that China was the chief suspect in a number of cyberattacks on the Australian government.

Kinan Azmeh, a Syrian clarinet player who lives in New York, performs at Germany’s Morgenland Festival Osnabrück in 2010.

This celebrated clarinetist worries Trump’s border rules could bar him from going home to New York

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Studio 360 – Episode 842 – Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 – Segment 7

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Studio 360 – Episode 842 – Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 – Segment 2

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Studio 360 – Episode 842 – Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99 – Segment 1

Arts advocate critical of Obama’s Turnaround Arts Initiative for select U.S. schools

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President Barack Obama’s administration rolled out a new program that seeks to turn around underperforming schools by integrating the arts into the core curriculum of each school. But a former federal education official and arts advocate said it’s the wrong approach to funding arts education.

‘To the Best of Our Knowledge: Clash of Civilizations’

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A round-up of prominent Western and Muslim intellectuals debate conflicting world views that spark tensions between East and West.

Would It Matter if Beyoncé Lip-Synched Her Performance?

Beyoncé sang at the presidential inauguration on Monday, though many people are saying that she actually lip-synched her performance. (Others say she didn’t.) She wouldn’t be the first to “fake” a performance at a presidential inauguration: Four years ago, Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma synched themselves to a recorded track because the extreme cold could’ve […]

Shayan Parsai’s Persian classical music

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Reporter Bruce Wallace introduces us to violinist Shayan Parsai. He is an accomplished western classical violinist, but has recently started delving into Persian classical music.

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Pandora’s Jukebox

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Kurt takes a look inside Pandora ? a music website that creates personalized streaming radio stations based on your favorite music ? with founder Tim Westergren. And Los Angeles Times critic Ann Powers helps Kurt test the system’s mettle, trying to build a station that caters to fans of both Yo-Yo Ma and Ludacris.