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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Jazz

Aug 22, 2014 — On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."
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Aug 21, 2014 — For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Stigers performs his original "You've Got the Fever," and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard "You Are Too Beautiful."
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Aug 15, 2014 — Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his deft touch and amazing technique.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single breaks to prove it. Test your ear against his genre-spanning picks.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Held each summer in the lovely hillside country of Westchester County, the Caramoor Jazz Festival is in a rolling woods, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Hear Dee Dee Bridgewater lead her quintet.
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Aug 14, 2014 — We had hoped that the great drummer Brian Blade would give us a little backstage percussion exhibition. But rain scuttled those plans. Instead, he and his band worked out a different kind of beauty.
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Aug 8, 2014 — In this session from 2005, the prolific songwriter performs some of his most famous works, such as "What the World Needs Now is Love" and "Close to You."
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Aug 7, 2014 — The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The 2012 Caramoor Jazz Festival presents everything from young artists making their marks to established stars still shining bright. We highlight singer Gretchen Parlato and hard bop band The Cookers.
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