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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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The Thistle

Apr 16, 2014 — Today's show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Stay connected to music's roots with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio.
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Apr 3, 2014 — Meet the legendary Scottish musician, producer and broadcaster. Today, we'll hear music over the course of his decades-long career in the folk scene connecting Celtic and American song traditions.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Fiona Ritchie hand-picks the best new spring sounds from rising artists, along with the latest from some perennial favorites.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational and musical encounter with Irish American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Hear songs from recent albums by North American artists expanding the reach of Celtic roots music.
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Feb 26, 2014 — There are many songs commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another.
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Feb 19, 2014 — Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.
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Feb 12, 2014 — From festival commissions for traditional instruments to new songs from emerging singer-songwriter talent, this week we uncover a wealth of recently composed gems.
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