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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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Studio Sessions

Aug 19, 2014 — Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The singer performs his hit "The Man" and three other songs in this stripped-down studio session.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Hear the fresh music of a Montreal band whose sound was influenced by the protests around it.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Wilson is known as a producer for Dawes, Father John Misty and Conor Oberst, but here he performs songs from his own recent album, Fanfare. Hear his performance and a brief interview.
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Aug 12, 2014 — The self-proclaimed "loud introvert" fuses elements of country and punk. Hear her perform live.
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Aug 8, 2014 — The inventive, imaginative Merrill Garbus performs three songs and discusses the element of risk.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The soul singer spent decades working as a truck driver before rededicating himself to his dream.
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Aug 6, 2014 — Hear the 82-year-old Jamaican guitarist, arranger and legend perform four songs in the studio.
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Aug 5, 2014 — Hear Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper perform a few songs and answer questions.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Train knows how to deliver the hits. In this live session, the best-selling band performs four songs in advance of a new album coming in September.
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