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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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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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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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