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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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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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Dec 24, 2007 — Crumpet the Elf, better known as writer David Sedaris, is back for another holiday visit. Sedaris first read from his Santaland Diaries, about his experience working as an elf at Macy's, 15 years ago. That reading helped launch his career as a novelist, playwright and humorist.
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Dec 23, 2005 — The life of David Sedaris took an unexpected, and not entirely unwelcome, turn when his "Santaland Diaries" were first broadcast on Morning Edition in 1992. We reprise his story of holiday cheer.
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Dec 24, 2004 — Twelve years ago, humorist David Sedaris recounted his experiences as Crumpet the Macy's department store elf on Morning Edition. We rebroadcast Sedaris' reading from his Santaland Diaries.
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Nov 22, 2005 — Satirist David Sedaris first won national recognition for his talent after reading from his "Santaland Diaries" on NPR in 1992. Sedaris is now a best-selling author of satirical and witty books.
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Aug 22, 2000 — In the fourth and final part of a series of essays about his life in France, Commentator David Sedaris talks about his April in Paris based on his own experiences in the City of Light, collected in Me Talk Pretty One Day.
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Aug 15, 2000 — In part three of a weekly series of essays about his life in France, Commentator David Sedaris examines the French healthcare system from the inside.
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Aug 8, 2000 — 'Have you seen my wallet? I can't find her anywhere.' In the second part of a series on life in Paris, commentator David Sedaris struggles to master the gender of French nouns, and in the process, learns some interesting things about the French language.
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Aug 1, 2000 — Most Americans come to France expecting to see the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Commentator David Sedaris describes his experiences in the City of Lights from his preferred venue: the inside of a movie theater.
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Nov 9, 1998 — Commentator David Sedaris leaves New York for a vacation in Normandy and Paris, but people he meets on his trip want to talk about New York.
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Oct 5, 1998 — David Sedaris has the first episode in a weekly series on his experiences as a long-time resident of New York City. Today he talks about what it was like working for a small moving company.
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