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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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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Jun 28, 2013 — Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform a surprising duet and pieces from his new solo piano album.
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Jun 21, 2013 — One of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook presents a set of timeless music.
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Jun 14, 2013 — The banjo player whips up a fresh take on an old-time sound with the help of host Jon Weber.
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Jun 6, 2013 — Mulder describes bringing new life to old standards and performs a set of the songs she holds dear.
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May 31, 2013 — With the bass, "you have a lot more power than you may think," Oh says in a session with Jon Weber.
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May 24, 2013 — Salvant discusses her journey to discover jazz, and Jon Weber accompanies her in "I Can't Dance."
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May 17, 2013 — Mahanthappa brings an explosive blend of jazz and South Indian classical music to the studio.
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May 10, 2013 — The tenor saxophonist plays "Take the 'A' Train" and "All the Things You Are" with host Jon Weber.
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May 3, 2013 — The rock guitarist plays Little Buddy Doyle's "Slick Capers Blues" and more with host Jon Weber.
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Apr 26, 2013 — The vocalist performs a set of standards, including a few tunes from her tribute to Peggy Lee.
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