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4:01 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

A Note Of Appreciation And Farewell For Margaret Low Smith

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:00 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

We end this hour with a note of appreciation and gratitude. Today is the last day at NPR for Margaret Low Smith. You may not know her name but you hear her work every day.

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Europe
4:01 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Out Of The Strings Of A Fiddle, The Melodies Of Cold, Craggy Isles

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:00 pm

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

It's Friday afternoon. The first day of August. Let's take a little island vacation.

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Latin America
4:01 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Why Nicaragua's Not In The Conversation About Central American Migrants

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:00 pm

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6:03 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

This statue is located in Utah's Capitol building, beneath a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers traveling out west. "Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration," says Utah's speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart.
Kirk Siegler NPR

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:28 pm

At the Utah State Capitol, a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers brings some color to the building's spartan rotunda. Beneath it is a more modern sculpture — a woman walking forward with her son, who's holding a globe.

Underneath the statue are the words "Immigration and Settlement." The symbolism isn't lost on state House Speaker Becky Lockhart.

"Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration, the value of peoples coming to find a better life," she says, pointing up at the sculpture.

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Music News
5:03 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Making The Label Matter: A Record Company's Return From Obscurity

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:07 pm

Today, there's so much music being released that it can be hard to know what to check out, let alone buy. Mark Rye says that when he worked at a record label in the 1970s, the process was easier — in part because you could often guess what a record would sound like if you knew who released it.

"At that time, it was very much an identifier for the kind of music," he says. "So you would go into a record shop and you would look for what the new releases on certain labels were because those records were probably the kind of music that you would like."

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