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  1. NPR’s American Anthems Series: ‘Don’t Stop Believin” Goes On And On, Because We Need It To

    Thirty-eight years after it debuted on the album Escape, "Don’t Stop Believin’" is the go-to anthem for perseverance that has itself persevered, successfully riding wave after new wave of media. Though born in the era of rock radio and cassette mixtapes, the song found its real glory at the dawn of binge TV and the smartphone, and it has woven its way into weddings, bar mitzvahs, graduations, the 2005 World Series, The Sopranos and Glee.

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  2. Fascination, Friendship And Desire: Kathleen Hanna On The Reign Of ‘Rebel Girl’

    This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

    The radio version of this story includes conversations with campers and counselors at girls’ rock camps, where "Rebel Girl" has become essential listening. Hear the piece at the audio link .

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  3. ‘Always Home’: Martial Arts Teacher Helps Rebuild Pride In Oklahoma Town: NPR Finding America

    When Donald Trump won the presidential election, he made a pledge to every citizen: that he would be president for all Americans. In the weeks before Trump’s inauguration, we’re going to hear about some of the communities that make up this nation, from the people who know them best, in our series Finding America.

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  4. ‘We’re A Winner’ Married Black Pride To An Irresistible Beat: NPR American Anthems Series

    From its first few bars, filled with funky drums, a percolating guitar line and the glorious noise of people laughing and enjoying themselves, "We’re a Winner" — written by Curtis Mayfield and performed by his group The Impressions — unfolds like a soundtrack to the coolest party in town. But the song’s lyrics, a direct message about black pride rarely heard on the radio in 1967, were as serious as death and taxes.

    —Huffduffed by smokler

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