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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Jul 16, 2014 — Twenty years ago, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti gave a sold-out concert at LA's Dodger Stadium. It still echoes today in both the music business and public TV.
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Jun 24, 2014 — The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it's a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)
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Jun 18, 2014 — Swaying triple time has besotted dancers and musicians alike around the globe. But the quintessential high-society dance has surprisingly indecent roots.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Two weeks after the initial furor regarding mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught's first performance at the Glyndebourne Festival in the U.K., we're still examining how women are valued onstage.
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May 28, 2014 — A star mezzo shares forthright and inspiring thoughts about making a life as an artist. "You will never make it," she says. "'It' doesn't exist for an artist."
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May 24, 2014 — Hear evocative music about fallen heroes — from a symphony by the son of a Civil War bandsman to a song honoring a young Marine from Alabama.
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May 20, 2014 — Over the weekend, five London-based critics reviewed a new opera production — and each attacked the weight of one of the female soloists. Do they treat male vocalists the same way?
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May 19, 2014 — Soprano Sharleen Joynt made a huge splash on The Bachelor. The new edition of The Bachelorette, which starts Monday night, stars an aspiring tenor. But is reality TV too popular for opera?
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May 9, 2014 — Because why shouldn't Julia Wolfe and David Lang be bringing the Bang on a Can All-Stars to Arthur? Watch this short and totally charming clip.
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May 6, 2014 — A little song that went missing 140 years ago has just been rediscovered. Hear a performance of this charming 29-bar song from the BBC.
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