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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.
 

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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 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Aug 30, 2014 — Dave and Phil Alvin talk about singing together again; Adam Rogers discusses his book Proof: The Science of Booze; Benjamin Booker's debut album is raw yet disciplined.
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Aug 23, 2014Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.
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Aug 16, 2014 — Eric Schlosser's discusses his new book Command and Control; Ken Tucker reviews Spoon's They Want My Soul; The Knick creators talk about their new drama set in a New York hospital in 1900.
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Aug 9, 2014 — Allison Janney talks sex, Sorkin and being the tallest women in the room; Jason Hamacher preserved Syrian chants; Pinterest offers "guided search"; and interactive TV has a long history.
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Aug 2, 2014 — George Takei talks about the new documentary To Be Takei; David Bianculli says The Honorable Woman is not to miss; Dom Flemons discusses his first album since leaving Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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Jul 26, 2014 — A new book is a manual for transgender; John Powers reviews the restoration of A Hard Day's Night; Arthur Allen talks about his book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.
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Jul 19, 2014 — In her book No Man's War, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed. Filmmaker Steve James and Chaz Ebert discuss Life Itself, a documentary about Robert Ebert.
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Jul 12, 2014 — Writer-director Richard Linklater discusses his new film Boyhood; Ken Tucker has a review of the latest Strand Of Oaks album; and blogger Brian Krebs talks about covering cybercriminals.
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Jul 5, 2014 — Comedian Joel McHale talks bad TV and filming a thriller; Maureen Corrigan says Friendship is a startlingly nice novel; and author Paul Greenberg discusses why most of the fish we eat is imported.
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Jun 28, 2014 — Singer Mary Gauthier discusses what inspired Trouble & Love; Ken Tucker reviews Miranda Lambert's latest album Platinum; and the women behind Obvious Child talk farts, abortion and stage fright.
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