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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
 

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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.
 
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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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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Jul 18, 2014 — The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and Lundy's own piece, "Quiet Times."
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Jul 11, 2014 — The vibraphonist, a formidable soloist, has broadened his work as a composer, bandleader and educator. He takes on standards, performs an original on piano and mashes up Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.
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Jul 3, 2014 — The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz in 1999, bringing with him his trio — Lou Paulo on guitar and Paul Nowinski on bass.
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Jun 27, 2014 — On this episode of Piano Jazz, the influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through as the hitmaker performs "Solar" and "Parisian Thoroughfare."
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Jun 20, 2014 — The pianist shows off her compositional skills when she plays her own tune ("Hope Springs Eternally"), and she joins host Marian McPartland on "Someday My Prince Will Come."
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Jun 13, 2014 — The saxophonist joins host Marian McPartland with "Isfahan" and pulls out his flute for "Ambiance" in a session from 2005.
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Jun 6, 2014 — The pianist's refined and lyrical style is on display as she performs her own "Night Train" in a session from 2008.
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May 30, 2014 — In a session from 1998, the pianist performs his original "Oh, Look at Me Now" and duets with host Marian McPartland for George Gershwin's "They Can't Take that Away From Me."
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May 27, 2014 — The trumpeter demonstrates his love for his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, in a performance of "Fiesta Mojo." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" in a 2004 session.
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May 16, 2014 — Hear the actor share stories about seeing Charlie Parker live — and perform a duet with host Marian McPartland in a session from 2004.
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