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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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I Will If You Will

Apr 14, 2014 — The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club just finished reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl saga. Scholar Susan Shillinglaw joins us in the comments to talk about the book's legacy.
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Mar 24, 2014 — The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club is reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. (Some of us for the very first time!) Join us in the comments to discuss what we've read so far.
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Mar 3, 2014 — The I-Will-If-You-Will Book Club is reading John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic. (Some of us for the very first time!) Here we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.
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Feb 17, 2014 — Somehow, a lot of us at NPR Books have never read John Steinbeck's classic. When we realized this anniversary was coming up, we thought: What better way to pay tribute than to actually crack it open?
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Aug 29, 2012 — We're looking for the next selection for our occasional book club.
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Oct 17, 2011Moby-Dick is a difficult book to read. But the author of a new book about the Melville classic says it's worth it to make the effort.
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May 24, 2011 — The I Will If You Will Book Club completes Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Dream Country by reading the fourth story, "Facade." This leads us to cultural ideas of death, the ever-growing mythology of superheroes, and a whole lot more.
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May 19, 2011 — If you're enjoying the current I Will if You Will Book Club selection, The Sandman: Dream Country, we've got some suggestions for other comics you might try.
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May 12, 2011 — This week, our book club discussion turns to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," as told in the graphic novel The Sandman. If you thought a play within a play was something, check out the whole thing as part of a larger story about dreaming and writing.
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May 5, 2011 — We continue our discussion of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Dream Country with a chat about the second story, "A Dream Of A Thousand Cats," which considers not only the position of cats in society, but the ability of stories to shape reality.
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