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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 · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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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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Aug 22, 2014 — One of the first big blog-rock bands visits Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform "Coming Down," the first single from its new fourth album, Only Run.
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Aug 18, 2014 — The indie-rock band is starting to unveil music from its new double LP, ...And Star Power. Watch Sam France and his bandmates perform the album's first single, "How Can You Really," live at KEXP.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Watch the gothic folk singer team up with cellist Janel Leppin for a spellbinding performance for WAMU's Bandwidth.fm.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Watch the consistently excellent Austin pop-rock band perform "Inside Out," from its new album They Want My Soul, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Aug 11, 2014 — Even after more than a year of touring, the band dulled neither its wit nor its edgy on-stage presence. Watch Parquet Courts perform "Black And White" for KEXP.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The Nashville singer recently visited KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to play songs from her latest album, All or Nothin'. Watch Lane perform the tough-minded title track with her backing band.
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Aug 6, 2014 — The British indie-pop band stops by WAMU in Washington, D.C., to play songs from 2000's recently reissued Suburban Light. Watch Alasdair MacLean and his crew perform "Reflections After Jane."
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Aug 5, 2014 — Twenty-plus years into a remarkably consistent career, the pop-rock band retains its capacity to surprise and delight. Watch Spoon perform "Knock Knock Knock" from its new album, They Want My Soul.
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Jul 31, 2014 — Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Everyone's favorite asthma-ridden Australian performed a special show for KEXP fans in Seattle. Watch Barnett perform her hit song, "Avant Gardener," live at The Triple Door.
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