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Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.

A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

Episode 400: What Two Pasta Factories Tell Us About The Italian Economy

Italy is two countries — and two economies — in one.

Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

New Yorkers 'Pretty Chill' About City's First Ebola Case

WNYC's Brian Lehrer told us how New York City is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

Amazon's Political Sitcom 'Alpha House' Launches Second Season

The show, by the creator of the "Doonesbury" comic strip, centers on four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

As McDonald's Prices Rise, Some Customers Go Elsewhere

With prices up about 3 percent over last year, some customers are turning to chains like IHOP, Denny's and Chili's instead.

Why Are Dozens Of Western Women Joining ISIS?

The FBI is investigating the case of three teenage girls from Colorado who they believe tried to join ISIS militants in Syria.