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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 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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Monsanto

Aug 23, 2014 — Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Monrovia's capital city of Monrovia. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.
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Aug 23, 2014 — In song after song on the Detroit artist's genre-hopping full-length debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.
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Aug 23, 2014 — The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.
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Aug 23, 2014 — Shushing people at indoor concerts is understandable. What about events where options are greater?
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Aug 23, 2014 — With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.
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Aug 23, 2014 — The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad's Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, "so that's what I did."
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Aug 23, 2014 — The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.
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Aug 22, 2014 — A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side of the mall.
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Aug 22, 2014 — We end the show with words of wisdom from Army veteran Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, who tells us her favorite story about looking beyond your present situation.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is a Cuban blogger and activist, and the editor of Cuba's first digital magazine, VOCES. Maria Hinojosa talks to Pardo Lazo about the democratic potential of the Internet.
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