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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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 19, 2014 — It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.
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Aug 18, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.
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Aug 17, 2014 — Every answer is made up of a two-word phrase, in which the second word has three syllables, and the first word sounds like the last two of these syllables.
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Aug 16, 2014 — Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples plays our game called "Hello, I'm looking for a dozen highlighter pens in a fluorescent green." Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2008.
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Aug 16, 2014 — The Executive Chairman of Google joins us and insists he doesn't already know everything about us. Originally broadcast May 11, 2013.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The fashion guru plays our game, and makes us feel a little better about our pleated pants. Originally broadcast June 6, 2014.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The professional pickpocket and sleight-of-hand artist steals our hearts. Not really, but he very likely steals our valuables. Originally broadcast March 22, 2013.
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Aug 15, 2014 — We talk to the heavy metal superstar about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Or at least rock and roll. Originally broadcast May 18, 2013.
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Aug 14, 2014 — In the final, Conrad Bassett-Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "
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Aug 14, 2014 — We're heading to the land down under in this game. Put on your best Australian accent to deliver the answers, all of which end in "mate."
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