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Rodney Crowell and 'Fate's Right Hand'

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell has been personally and professionally linked to some of country music's biggest stars. He's written songs for Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris, and he's the former son-in-law of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Crowell talks to NPR's John Ydstie about his introspective new album Fate's Right Hand.

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John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve at NPR for nearly three decades. Over the years, NPR has also employed Ydstie's reporting skills to cover major stories like the aftermath of Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was a lead reporter in NPR's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession, as well as the network's coverage of President Trump's economic policies. Ydstie has also been a guest host on the NPR news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Ydstie stepped back from full-time reporting in late 2018, but plans to continue to contribute to NPR through part-time assignments and work on special projects.