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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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Weekends On All Things Considered Podcast

Aug 17, 2014 — In this episode a girl pitches a shutout at the Little League World Series, a photographer captures a dramatic image in Ferguson, the truth behind a death investigator's job.
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Aug 10, 2014 — In this episode we check out the roots of The Premier's "Farmer John", we look at a study showing that strong bass empowers people and we dissect education with the book Building Better Teachers.
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Aug 3, 2014 — In this podcast episode a nurse from Doctors Without Borders talks about the deadliest ebola breakout, Danny Trejo's jump from the big house to the big screen, James Brown awes at the 1964 TAMI Awards
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Jul 27, 2014 — In this week's podcast, Eric Clapton talks about his tribute to J.J. Cale, East Bay School for Boys teaches students to upend stereotypes and neuroscientists talk about a brain myth in the film Lucy.
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Jul 20, 2014 — In this show, Lauren Arrington's sixth-grade lionfish project catches ecologists' attention, El Rescate in LA aids Central American migrants, and Jenny Lewis has an introspective new solo album.
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Jul 13, 2014 — Last living member of punk band The Ramones dies, Testing out the economic belief that economic diversity benefits low-income Americans, William T. Vollmann releases new short stories
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Jul 6, 2014 — Rufus the Hawk chases pigeons away at Wimbledon, Ramon Garcia says the immigration court system is not prepared for the deluge of children entering the U.S and Terry Adams talks new music and fun.
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Jun 29, 2014 — Peter Cullen talks about voicing Optimus Prime, Ani Cordero pays homage to revolutionary songs of Latin America, and Adam Levine seeks balance between narrative and violence in the latest Bioshock.
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Jun 22, 2014 — Ashim Ahluwalia, director of the film Miss Lovely, talks about the dark side of Bollywood's film industry, an update on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and a search for diversity in the video game world.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Exploring the trend of high rental rates in the United States, a program that helps young fathers facing the challenges of parenthood, Karen Kilgariff gets laughs with music in her new album.
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