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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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The Thistle

Jul 30, 2014 — Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration. This episode features Nuala Kennedy, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor and more.
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Jul 23, 2014 — Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition and celebrates the spirit of innovation.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with an Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion hour.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona Ritchie to discuss her family's album and book project, titled Fonn.
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Jul 2, 2014 — This week, host Fiona Ritchie takes on big sounds created by unusual combinations of instruments. Hear music by Skolvan, Coolfin and others.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Hear Fiona Ritchie's refreshing, hand-picked mix for the beginning of summer. Sounds from rising artists are played alongside old favorites to accompany the beginning of the sunny season.
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Jun 18, 2014 — The long-held traditions of traveling artists shine through in the work of many contemporary musicians. This week's episode features Christy Moore, Ossian and Karine Polwart.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Poetry tells the story this week, with an assortment of tunes inspired by poets' lives and works.
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Jun 6, 2014 — It took centuries for a ballad like "Barbara Allen" to work its way through the British Isles and across the Atlantic. Now the music flows freely back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean.
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May 29, 2014 — What would the Norsemen raiders who occupied northern Scotland and eastern England have made of our haul of Nordic music?
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