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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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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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Aug 18, 2014 — Jenny Lewis began her career as a kid actress in TV series such as Roseanne. But in the '90s, she began singing instead. Reviewer Meredith Ochs says that Lewis' third solo album, The Voyager, offers music much like its title: It takes you on a trip from start to finish.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Composer Robert Kyr frequently travels to northern New Mexico, where he writes rapturous music inspired by light, stone, stillness and prayer.
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Aug 11, 2014 — Fifteen different musicians from five different ethnic groups have gathered to create music under the name Kasai Allstars. Banning Eyre reviews Beware the Fetish, the latest album from the collective, which hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Aug 8, 2014 — On The Late Show, a set of previously unheard solo music from 1979, the jazz pianist employs techniques like suspenseful dropouts. He had a rare ability to sound archaic — and way ahead of his time.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Women were crucial members of 1990s alt-rock. As the '90s revival reaches its peak, are we giving those musicians enough credit today?
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Aug 4, 2014 — Somi is a jazz singer and songwriter currently based in New York City. Banning Eyre reviews her latest album, The Lagos Music Salon, a collection of songs composed while she lived in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner's meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.
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Jul 29, 2014 — "Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Jenny Lewis achieved musical fame as part of the indie band Rilo Kiley, which broke up in 2011. Her third solo album announces a new chapter in her career — and perhaps her life.
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Jul 21, 2014 — As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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