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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
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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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Bluegrass/Americana

May 29, 2013 — The band brings its own twist to American folk music traditions on its self-titled debut album. Hear four songs from the group, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
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Feb 14, 2013 — The group has reunited for its first proper tour in nearly a decade, as well as a new album titled Aquatic Hitchhiker. And, of course, it delivers a blend of country, bluegrass and Cajun music.
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Mar 29, 2012 — Banjo player Earl Scruggs, who helped shape the sound of American bluegrass music, died Wednesday. He was 88 years old. Fresh Air remembers Scruggs with excerpts from an interview.
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Mar 16, 2012 — Listen to one of the best voices in bluegrass perform live on Mountain Stage.
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Mar 14, 2012 — Greensky Bluegrass plays songs from their forthcoming album, Handguns.
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Mar 7, 2012 — These bluegrass musicians bring just the right amount of simplicity to this session of Mountain Stage. Listen to the nine-piece band play old standards from its new album, Heirloom Music.
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Nov 21, 2011 — The world-renowned cellist's latest Americana exploration features his collaborations with Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.
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Oct 17, 2011 — A new live album finds the trio cranking out rollicking American roots music and bluegrass.
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Oct 3, 2011Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie's lyrics.
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Aug 23, 2011 — The super-producer discusses the success and influence of the soundtrack album for O Brother, Where Art Thou? — and plays cuts from the newly released deluxe edition.
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