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Afghanistan's Music School Falls Silent, Its Future Is Uncertain Under The Taliban

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music was a thriving school in Kabul. But the last time the Taliban was in control of the country, all music related activities were strictly forbidden.

Zalmai Yawar is a Ph.D. candidate in geology at Indiana University. He was Scott Simon's translator during a reporting trip in Afghanistan in 2002. Zalmai Yawar hide caption

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Opinion: Numb From Afghanistan's Losses

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L'éternel Retour François Couturier
Flow Anja Lechner & François Couturier

Dean Burrows runs Gear Motions, which makes precision gears for machines. He has had to turn down some orders because he can't find enough workers. Gear Motions/Dean Burrows hide caption

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Finding Workers Is Harder Than Ever. The Economic Impact Could Be Significant

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Yearning Devon Rea & Epifania

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Afghanistan's Music School Falls Silent, Its Future Is Uncertain Under The Taliban

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Tchaikovsky Piano Cto. No. 1 Elham Fanoos
Couldn't Help Myself Brett Dennan
Reminiscence Ramin Djawadi
Messed Up Love Ramin Djawadi
- - - Ana Roxanne
Camille Ana Roxanne

Afghans sit inside a U.S. military aircraft to leave Afghanistan at the military airport in Kabul Thursday after the Taliban's takeover of the country. Shakib Rahmani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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She Fled Saigon As A Child. Now She's Seeing Parallels In Afghanistan

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Parfum Nguyên Lê
Over and Even Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg
Horses and the Hounds James McMurtry
Slew Foot James McMurtry & Joe Ely

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