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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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Sense Of Place

Jul 18, 2014 — Hear four songs by the popular band, recorded live from Icelandic National Day celebrations.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Watch an exclusive acoustic performance of the Icelandic band's most recent song, "Silhouettes."
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Jul 17, 2014 — We stop by 12 Tónar Records, where a longtime employee shares his five favorite Icelandic acts.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Sindri Már Sigfússon is best known for leading the folk-pop band Seabear. As a solo artist, he goes by the name Sin Fang. For this session, he appears at Iceland's Rás 2 radio to perform four songs.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Today's Sense of Place: Iceland session features Arnalds, who creates sweeping neoclassical music.
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Jul 16, 2014 — The show digs deep into its archives for a discussion with the multi-talented singer from 2000.
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Jul 15, 2014 — An interview with the head of the Iceland Music Exchange, which expands Iceland's musical footprint.
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Jul 15, 2014 — Hear the classical-folk band play four songs from the first of our Sense of Place visits to Iceland.
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Jul 14, 2014 — The radio personality spreads the word about five of his favorite Icelandic acts.
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Mar 14, 2014 — We're live with today's band from the Four Seasons in Austin for our SXSW Sense of Place. This group's music melds fist-up rock and roll with muscular funk, soul and psychedelia.
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