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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.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
 

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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 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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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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Mountain Stage

Jun 20, 2014 — The New Zealand folk musicians met in London and landed in Nashville, where they recorded an album. There, they recorded an award-winning album with producer Tim O'Brien. Hear a four-song concert.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The duo, featuring singer-songwriters Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa, has a longstanding behind-the-scenes connection to West Virginia's most famous stage. Now, The Sea The Sea seizes the spotlight.
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Jun 18, 2014 — The band draws on everything from Celtic music to reggae to jazz to hip-hop in crafting its inventive sound. Here, the Coloradans perform songs from last year's These Changing Skies.
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Jun 17, 2014 — Since the band's formation in 2006, The Infamous Stringdusters' perfectly balanced mix of old-time, bluegrass and indie jamgrass has developed a serious cult following. Hear a live performance.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Crowell has been a fixture in Nashville since the 1970s, lauded equally for his solo releases and his collaborations with the likes of Emmylou Harris. Hear him perform six songs live in West Virginia.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The prime mover behind the New Orleans swamp-rock band The Subdudes, Malone has been a fixture in the Louisiana music scene and beyond for 40 years. Hear him perform six songs live in West Virginia.
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Jun 11, 2014 — After more than 35 years together, the Crescent City legends still play a wildly energetic blend of jazz, R&B, funk and more. Hear them play four songs, including a nine-minute crowd favorite.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Over the years, Osborne has been a pop hitmaker, a bluesy soul singer, a roots-music diva and an R&B crooner. Her latest album brings her closer to the sounds of alternative pop.
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Jun 9, 2014 — With a lengthy list of collaborators, three Grammy Awards and an enormous amount of respect to his name, Keb' Mo' is one of the most decorated living blues artists. Here, he performs five songs.
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Jun 5, 2014 — Together, singer-songwriters Cahalen Morrison and Eli West evoke the lonesome roots of country and bluegrass music's earliest duets. The duo makes its debut appearance on West Virginia's famous stage.
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