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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Bluegrass/Americana

May 29, 2013 — The band brings its own twist to American folk-music traditions on its self-titled debut album. Hear four songs from the Pennsylvania group, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.
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Feb 14, 2013 — The group has reunited for its first proper tour in nearly a decade, as well as a new album titled Aquatic Hitchhiker. And, of course, it brings its unique blend of country, bluegrass and Cajun music back to Mountain Stage.
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Mar 29, 2012 — Banjo player Earl Scruggs, who helped shape the sound of American bluegrass music, died Wednesday. He was 88 years old. Fresh Air remembers Scruggs with excerpts from an interview.
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Mar 16, 2012 — Listen to one of the best voices in bluegrass perform live on Mountain Stage.
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Mar 14, 2012 — Greensky Bluegrass plays songs from their forthcoming album, Handguns.
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Mar 7, 2012 — These bluegrass musicians bring just the right amount of simplicity to this session of Mountain Stage. Listen to the nine-piece band play old standards from its new album, Heirloom Music.
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Nov 21, 2011 — The world-renowned cellist's latest Americana exploration features his collaborations with Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.
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Oct 17, 2011 — A new live album finds the trio cranking out rollicking American roots music and bluegrass.
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Oct 3, 2011Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie's lyrics.
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Aug 23, 2011 — The super-producer discusses the success and influence of the soundtrack album for O Brother, Where Art Thou? — and plays cuts from the newly released deluxe edition.
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