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Nearly $1.4 Billion In Coronavirus Relief Payments Sent To Dead People

June 25, 2020

The improper payments happened due to confusion over whether dead people should receive the payments from the IRS, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

Jon Stewart's New Film Is About What's Gone Wrong With American Politics

June 25, 2020

NPR's David Greene talks to Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, about Irresistible, which stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne. Stewart wrote and directed the comedy set in the world of politics.

Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants

June 22, 2020

As Spain lifted its national state of emergency, the Liceu opera house in Barcelona found alternative living things to fill nearly 2,300 seats.

Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

June 16, 2020

Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.

New York Philharmonic's Clarinetist Takes Two Knees To Protest Racism

June 15, 2020

The New York Philharmonic's Anthony McGill, a Black clarinetist, went viral in a YouTube video protesting racism in the U.S.

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