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Four children were killed by an Israeli airstrike yesterday while they were playing on a beach in Gaza. We talk to one of the journalists who witnesses the attack. Then we talk to an Israeli and a Palestinian about what it’s like to live amongst the violence. We also hear about the dire situation for many Americans who can’t afford to retire, so they travel around in RVs, picking up jobs. And we hear about a slave who was one of the most famous pianists of the 19th century.

Banner Image: A missile from the Israeli Iron Dome, launched during the Operation Pillar of Defense to intercept a missile coming from the Gaza strip; Credit: Israel Defense Forces

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Gaza Children Killed 8 MIN, 28 SEC

Four children were killed by an Israeli airstrike yesterday while they were playing on a beach in Gaza. We talk to one of the journalists who witnesses the shelling attack.

Guests:
William Booth, Washington Post (@BoothWilliam)

Living Amongst the Rockets 12 MIN, 1 SEC

Sadly, the death of four boys in Gaza is just one of too many tragic stories that continue to emerge from the hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Meanwhile, life goes on for both sides. We talk to an Israeli and a Palestinian about what their lives are like during the shelling.

Guests:
Mkhaimar Abusada, al-Azhar University
Yossi Alpher, Co-Editor, BitterLemons.org

The Story of Blind Tom Wiggins 13 MIN, 52 SEC

Who was the most famous pianist of the 19th century? Was it Franz Liszt or Anton Rubinstein or Frederic Chopin? Actually, it may have been “Blind Tom” Wiggins, a black slave born on a Georgia plantation in 1849. His owner discovered that Blind Tom was a piano prodigy who could immediately play back any song he heard. Bethune put Tom out on tour when he was still a child, and, at age 10, Tom was the first African American to perform at the White House.

Guests:
Jeffery Renard Allen, Author "Song of the Shank"

The End of Retirement 11 MIN, 54 SEC

More and more seniors are finding it impossible to retire. Some take part-time jobs to supplement their social security. For others, the situation is more dire. Journalist Jessica Bruder has written about a new migrant labor force of senior citizens -- people over 65 who travel around for seasonal jobs, living out of vehicles, and often taking on intense physical labor.

Guests:
Jessica Bruder, Jessica Bruder teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of "Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man." (@jessbruder)

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