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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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Jul 31, 2014 — This month, we're rounding up five fabulous reissues from Spain, Cambodia, Nigeria, Greece and Algeria, made between the 1920s and '70s. They still sound fresh and innovative.
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Jul 2, 2014 — And then perform a world premiere within just a few minutes? Watch the bliss-inducing results of this commission by NPR Music.
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Jun 26, 2014 — From unlikely marriages (J-pop and metal? K-pop and hip-hop?) to a case of intoxicated ecstasy, five songs you can't miss hearing.
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Jun 22, 2014 — What do you get when hundreds of musicians gather in Brooklyn to perform a joyful new song? Bliss. See photos from the event and watch a sneak peek of our Field Recording video.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The Belgian pop artist took Europe by storm in 2009 with the song "Alors On Danse." Five years later, he hopes to ride a wave of new hits across the Atlantic.
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Jun 11, 2014 — When some urban explorers invited the musical adventurers of a Moroccan-inspired band along on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along. We wound up at an abandoned mine in upstate New York.
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Jun 4, 2014 — NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.
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May 29, 2014 — From feel-good anthems to the late Maya Angelou singing calypso (really!), here are five must-hear songs of the moment.
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May 22, 2014 — Join NPR Music in Brooklyn on June 21 to play in a world premiere of a new song we commissioned from Sunny Jain, the founder of Red Baraat. Here's the music and information to get you practicing.
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May 18, 2014 — Fela Kuti's youngest son brings the fury, funk and sweat of Afrobeat to bear down on financial corruption and other issues. Along the way, he finds grace, humor and plenty of good beats.
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