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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Thistle and Shamrock

Apr 16, 2014 — Today's show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Stay connected to music's roots with artists who resist the digital perfection of the studio.
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Apr 3, 2014 — Meet the legendary Scottish musician, producer and broadcaster. Today, we'll hear music over the course of his decades-long career in the folk scene connecting Celtic and American song traditions.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Fiona Ritchie hand-picks the best new spring sounds from rising artists, along with the latest from some perennial favorites.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational and musical encounter with Irish American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Our music this week sings of wild and unspoiled landscapes and challenges us to preserve them.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Hear songs from recent albums by North American artists expanding the reach of Celtic roots music.
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Feb 26, 2014 — There are many songs commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another.
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Feb 19, 2014 — Contributions by acoustic and electric bass to Celtic music are subtle, imaginative and, with players like Alain Genty, firmly in the foreground.
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Feb 12, 2014 — From festival commissions for traditional instruments to new songs from emerging singer-songwriter talent, this week we uncover a wealth of recently composed gems.
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