This is What T-Pain Sounds Like Without Auto-Tune

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T-Pain, the musician who popularized auto-tune to the extent where he even had his own iPhone app for it, is now showing the world in a concert for NPR, that he can in fact sing without the help of technology.

"People felt like I was using it to sound good," T-Pain told NPR. "But I was just using it to sound different."

Based on this performance, he should probably ditch the auto-tune more often.

Twitter of the Day: NPR's @Todayin1963 Tweets March On Washington on Anniversary

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Twitter of the Day: NPR's @Todayin1963 Tweets March On Washington on Anniversary
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NPR's Code Switch covers today's historical anniversary of the March on Washington with a project that has them tweeting moments from that summer as they happened then.

Follow their Twitter, and NPR's special coverage of the Anniversary ceremony starting at 2 p.m. EST today.

Say What Now of the Day

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Say What Now of the Day
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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman appeared on NPR's Tell Me More on Thursday to help promote two of his upcoming films, The Dark Knight Rises and The Magic of Belle Isle. The discussion with host Michael Martin took a political turn, and Freeman offered his thoughts on President Barack Obama and the racial qualifications of a black President:

"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him...they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president."

However, Freeman went on to say that he thinks President Obama has been unfairly treated by his political opponents since taking office, and criticized the Republican Party for being uncooperative during his first term.

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How About That of the Day

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How About That of the Day
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How About That of the Day: Former President Bill Clinton was a guest on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! this weekend, and was inadvertently outed as a major My Little Pony fan during a segment called "Not My Job," wherein knowledgeable people are asked about things they should have no knowledge of.

"So you're a former president, you're a Rhodes scholar, you're famously well

Highbrow Hearts of the Day

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Highbrow Hearts of the Day
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Highbrow Hearts of the Day: NPR Valentines: "Some expressions of love, public radio style."

inb4 Urban Dictionary entry for "public radio style."

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