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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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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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