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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Mar 5, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the science of political consistency, and on the opinion page, writer Soraya Chemaly explains why she left the Catholic church. In the second hour, the role of women in Islamist governments, and Teller (of Penn & Teller) talks about the psychology of magic.
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Feb 13, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to close the achievement gap between rich and poor, and the opinion page looks at Syria. In the second hour, the U.S. Constitution, and remembering Whitney Houston.
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Feb 6, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the history and goals of the Responsibility to Protect, and the opinion page looks at ***. In the second hour, the drop in America's unemployment rate, and a bike commuter's quest to catch a bike thief.
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Jan 30, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the ongoing crisis in Syria, and Freddie Mac bets against homeowners. In the second hour, paying for online news, and on the Opinion Page, Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman predicts Israel's attack on Iran.
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Nov 7, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the new politics of race, and the opinion page looks at how Iran lost Iraq. In the second hour, P.J. O'Rourke talks about his latest book, Holidays in Heck, and vacations gone wrong.
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Oct 24, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, President Obama's decision to pull American troops out of Iraq. In the second hour, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about his latest novel, The Night Eternal, and the opinion page looks at "militarized urbanism".
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Oct 17, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the role of mid-sized businesses in driving the economy, and the opinion page looks at the Occupy Wall Street protests. In the second hour, West Side Story 50 years later, and historian Victor Davis Hanson talks about his book, The End of Sparta.
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Oct 3, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, a look at accusations about Pakistan's Intelligence agency, and the opinion page considers the legality of the drone attack that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. In the second hour, the reality of life after prostate cancer surgery, and drug violence along the US-Mexico border.
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Sep 26, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, military drones and their role in foreign policy, remembering Wangari Maathai, and the opinion page. In the second hour, the author of The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, and the idea behind the film, Moneyball.
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Sep 19, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, new programs that offer a way out of poverty, and President Obama's plan to cut the deficit. In the second hour, actor Hal Holbrook reflects on his life and career, and the opinion page.
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