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The Current's 13th Birthday Parties

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The Current will celebrate thirteen years on the radio with two nights of live music at First Avenue on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Check the lineup and get your tickets!

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In occupation where stress is ample, farmers have few options for mental health care

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State reports show that farmers and rural people already lag significantly in access to mental health services. Even more concerning, suicide rates are much higher for farmers than the average worker.

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Music News: Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries dies at 46


“Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the band The Cranberries, has died suddenly at age 46,” reports NPR. “O’Riordan defined the sound of the Cranberries — with hit songs like ‘Linger,’ ‘Salvation’ and ‘Zombie.’ She brought a particularly Irish inflection to pop charts around the world.” O’Riordan’s passing was confirmed by a publicist, who said…

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Pianist Daniil Trifonov astounds in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

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Watch young Russian musician Daniil Trifonov, whom the Times of London calls "the most astounding pianist of our age," play a smart, Chopin-focused concert on a grand piano, precisely wedged behind NPR's Tiny Desk.