NPR FOR THE DEF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

Listen to this story...Singer and poet Patti Smith will be inducted into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame on March 12. Smith got her start in the punk movement of the 1970s with the album Horses. Smith’s upcoming album, Twelve, is a collection of covers of classic rock tunes, including “Gimme Shelter,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Are You Experienced?” Twelve will be released on April 12. Smith will go on tour in Europe this spring. Originally broadcast on June 24, 1996. ALSO, R.E.M will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12. The Grammy winning band hails from Athens, Ga., and is considered a pioneer of alternative rock. Singer Michael Stipe has fronted the band for all of its recordings, including the hits “Shiny Happy People” and “Losing My Religion.” The band’s latest CD is R.E.M.: The Best of the IRS Years 1982 1987, a CD-DVD combo. Originally broadcast on May 11, 1998.

Listen to this story...The rise and fall of the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyef in the Philippines. We talk with MARK BOWDEN, who writes in the March issue of the Atlantic Monthly, the story of the Islamic terrorist organization Abu Sayyef that made worldwide headlines in 2001 when it kidnapped 20 people from a diving resort. His magazine article “Jihadists in Paradise” has been optioned for a film Jerry Bruckheimer. Bowden is a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, and a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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