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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Hurricane Katrina

Aug 28, 2007 — In this week's StoryCorps Griot Initiative, New Orleans police officer David Duplantier, who lived through the hurricane, can't forget what happened after the storm. He remembers working at the Superdome the night Katrina hit.
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Aug 28, 2007 — Two years ago, Dr. Joe Freeman founded the group Free Life Medical Assistance for Louisiana, which provided free medical care to evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He also worked in two FEMA-operated morgues after the storms. We check in with him again to get his perspective.
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Aug 24, 2007 — Brooklyn-based artist Josh Neufeld talks about his first Web comic series, A-D: News Orleans After The Deluge, which chronicles the lives of six real-life survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Two characters whose lives are depicted in the series, "Denise" and "Leo," talk about their portrayals.
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Aug 14, 2007 — Several prominent members of Congress are touring the Gulf Coast nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina hit. One of the group's leaders, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) explains the trip's significance and their findings.
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Aug 14, 2007 — New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas suddenly resigned his post yesterday, admitting that he accepted a bribe from a city contractor. For more, Farai Chideya talks with David Meeks, city editor of The Times-Picayune newspaper.
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Aug 10, 2007 — A federal appeals court has ruled that insurance companies are not liable for the New Orleans homes and businesses that were flooded when Hurricane Katrina breached the city's levees. Attorney Daniel Becnel and his client Robert Harvey discuss the ruling.
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Jul 5, 2007 — The star-studded Essence Music Festival starts today at its home in New Orleans, after relocating because of Hurricane Katrina. Essence entertainment editor Cori Murray says attendees can expect appearances from Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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May 31, 2007 — Dr. Michael White, a musician and music historian, and Mark Samuels, president of New Orleans' Basin Street Records, talk to Tony Cox bout the state of the recording business in the Crescent City. Basin Street recently released its first album since Hurricane Katrina.
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May 21, 2007 — New Orleans journalist Katy Reckdah gave birth the day before Hurricane Katrina slammed into her city. She shares her story with Farai Chideya and discusses her contribution to a new anthology City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina.
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Apr 17, 2007 — Much of New Orleans' public housing remains closed almost two years after Hurricane Katrina. Judith Browne-Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, talks to Farai Chideya about her organization's suit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development asking that public housing in New Orleans be re-opened.
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