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NPR  Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Reclaims Mood Music In The City Of Brotherly Love

Nels Cline (@nelscline) has earned his place as a guitar hero for our times, with a track record stretching back four decades and a marquee gig with Wilco. The 2016 album, ‘Lovers,’ was Cline's fond reclamation of "mood music" albums from midcentury, with his guitar in an earnest melodic role. It's a suave collaboration with trumpeter Michael Leonhart (@michaelleonhart), who wrote the orchestrations for a handful of versatile players. The first and only performance of Lovers (for Philadelphia) took place at Union Transfer on June 2, and Jazz Night in America was there. Follow the link in our bio to see the full video. (Credit: @jazznight)

As children wait for their morning bus to school, photographer and parent Greg Miller is there, too, capturing their solitude. His subjects are young: Some of them are heading to classrooms where the days of the week and instructions on telling time decorate the walls. Waiting quietly for their bus, they trust they are safe. "My hope is that there is a little bit of the magic of the early morning present in my pictures," Miller says. "Like in C.S. Lewis' Narnia, by photographing children who are really waiting for the bus, there is a mixture of vulnerability, childhood wonder and real-life anxiety." He tells NPR about the project. (Credit: @gregmillerfoto | Greg Miller) #nprpictureshow

The search for the cause of Alzheimer's has so far come up dry. Some researchers are now asking if germs play a role. A million dollar prize may lead more scientists to try. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: @arieldavi.s | Ariel Davis for NPR)

Some may think of dandelions as just unwanted weeds, but expert forager and nutritionist Debbie Naha says ""a weed is just a plant growing where you don't want it to.""Naha loves to collect and eat dandelions when they bloom in the spring and again in early fall, when the days begin to shorten. Naha took us foraging for dandelions at Little Buffalo State Park in Newport, Pa. She advises to pick from your own yard or a place where you know that no agricultural chemicals, like weedkillers, are sprayed. She demonstrated how she incorporates the flower petals into a dandelion smoothie and dandelion fritters. Follow the link in our bio for the full video. (Credit: NPR)

Candace and Lawanda Jones are taking shelter at Conway High School in Conway, S.C. She and her family have been staying at the shelter since Tuesday and, although it's crowded and difficult to sleep among strangers, she said she's glad she evacuated early. ⠀

Across South Carolina on Friday, at least 5,500 people were staying at 59 Red Cross shelters, according to spokesperson Cuthbert Langley. And Florence's plodding progress means they, and potentially many more, could be stuck sleeping among strangers for days more. (Credit: @johnwpoole | John W. Poole/NPR)

As Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina, farm owner Amanda McKee's only concern is for her animals at 1870 Farm outside Chapel Hill on Thursday. Her baby alpaca rescue, Xanadu, will wait out the storm inside with her family. The farm staff has microchipped all of the animals, given them identification tags, ordered a two-week supply of food and secured all of the shelters on the property. (Credit: @madelinepgray | Madeline Gray for NPR)

Rokeem Shorter lingers outside his friend's house before Hurricane Florence arrived in Wilmington, N.C., on Thursday.
Florence made landfall today in North Carolina at 7:15 a.m. ET, creeping slowly ashore – but bringing winds of 90 mph, a massive storm surge, and a rain system that will soak much of the state and South Carolina for days.
2. Hurricane refugees relax outside of the temporary shelter at Trask Middle School on Thursday. Georgia Ramson, 75, says she is not worried because she has seen many hurricanes hit the area in her lifetime. 4. Residents watch the weather outside in Wilmington’s Northside neighborhood. 5. Tim Ragin and Kendall Jackson help prepare for dinner at Haso Ministries. During the course of Hurricane Florence they plan on feeding the neighborhood three meals a day until they run out of food or power. 6. Brandon Mendoza and Lonis Hernandez drive with Charlie, capturing signs of the storm. (Credit: @phyphy_dooney | Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR) Correction: A previous caption included the wrong date and has been updated.

Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as an NPR business editor, returned to Ohio for her high school class's 45th reunion. The visit showed how things changed dramatically for retirees in just one generation.
Her classmate Pete Nicolaou worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube mill after graduation in 1973. Four years later the company shut down and instantly wiped out 5,000 jobs. Nicolaou went on to work at a van plant — until that closed down — and then on to an auto plant. But the hard, physical work wrecked his knees and triggered other health problems. He had to retire at 56. Nicolaou’s story is not uncommon for blue-collar baby boomers. Arthritis, diabetes, heart troubles, cancer and more — they make it impossible to work.

Today, the rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is triple what it was in 1991, according to the Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Here's the cruel irony: Affluence is accelerating for retirees who had made it into the higher ranks of earners, such as business managers, doctors, accountants, lawyers — and even journalists at big news outlets.
Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: @ross_man_tle | Ross Mantle for NPR)

Jacob Harrelson and his wife, Beth Harrelson, install protective plywood on a local business in anticipation of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday. Florence has weakened a bit over 24 hours, but it's also grown even larger – and it will likely dump torrential rain over North and South Carolina through Monday. (Credit: @phyphy_dooney | Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR)

Popular culture tells us that college students are recent high school graduates, living on campus, taking art history, drinking too much on weekends, and (hopefully) graduating four years later. But for a lot of students, that’s not the reality. Swipe to see what we know about today's "typical" college students. (Credit: @elissanad & @neoncatdc | Elissa Nadworny & LA Johnson/NPR)

Last Friday, rapper and producer Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. His fans, who had heard Miller openly address drug use in interviews and in his music for years, immediately speculated that the cause was an overdose, though postmortem toxicology tests have not been released. Reactions to the news — from peers like Drake, Childish Gambino and J. Cole, relative newcomers like Ugly God and Lil Xan and titans from outside hip-hop like Elton John and Solange — were echoes of one another, invariably describing him as a sweet, easygoing individual with an innate gift for music. (Credit: @jdebbiel | Deborah Lee/NPR)

Do you think that the private thoughts in your head could influence how other people — or creatures — act? The answer is "Of course not," right? But early in his career, a research psychologist named Bob Rosenthal wasn't so sure. So to test his hypothesis, he designed a devious experiment and found your opinions of others can have a surprising influence on their actions. (Credit: Francesca Catteneo for NPR)

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