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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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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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Nov 8, 2013 — It's been a pretty big year for Brit producers (and brothers) Guy and Howard Lawrence. The electronic duo, better known as Disclosure, released their debut album, to great fanfare.
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Feb 1, 2014 — Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland recently released a new self-titled Crystal Method album, the majority of which they recently performed live on KCRW. Watch "Over It," featuring Dia Frampton on vocals.
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Jan 4, 2014 — The U.K. trance trio Above & Beyond has built a massive following over the past decade. Hear its members explain to Metropolis host Jason Bentley why they've decided to go acoustic.
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Dec 5, 2013 — Cameron Mesirow, a.k.a. Glasser, makes soaring, uncategorizable music in the same vein as Bjork. Watch Mesirow and percussionist Shayna Dunkelman perform "Shape," from Glasser's new album.
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Nov 29, 2013 — Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington appeared on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in advance of a secret LA show. Watch them perform their song "Paper Trails."
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Nov 26, 2013 — The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The London-based producer is known for creating emotive, slightly swampy remixes, and was recently signed to Disclosure's new label. Here, Tourist. performs live at Mountain Oasis 2013.
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Oct 24, 2013 — British rock icon Bobby Gillespie and his band paid KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a visit during their recent West Coast tour. Watch Primal Scream perform "It's Alright, It's OK," from this year's More Light LP.
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Oct 10, 2013 — The synth-rocking Brooklyn dance-music enthusiasts visit The Village Studios for a live Morning Becomes Eclectic session. Watch Holy Ghost! perform "Hold My Breath" live.
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Sep 27, 2013 — The young man once known as Archy Marshall and Zoo Kid visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to make his U.S. radio debut. Watch King Krule perform "Baby Blue" from his debut album.
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