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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 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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Mentoring

Aug 6, 2010 — Tony Dungy retired as coach of the Indianapolis Colts just two seasons after winning the Super Bowl. Since then, he's worked as an NFL analyst, a motivational speaker — and now, as a writer. His new book is about the importance of mentoring, a task he took on with Michael Vick.
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Jan 28, 2005 — In the final part of his month-long series on great mentors, Slate contributor Eric Liu talks with Juilliard School instructor Robert Abramson, who teaches highly trained music students to do something they normally aren't allowed to do: improvise.
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Jan 21, 2005Slate contributor Eric Liu continues his series on mentoring with 1st Sgt. Peter Hall, a Marine Corps drill instructor. Hall teaches Liu how to drill a squad of Marines and how to capture the elusive quality called "command presence."
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Jan 13, 2005 — In the second of a series of reports on mentoring, Slate contributor Eric Liu talks with Major League Baseball pitching coach Bryan Price of the Seattle Mariners about how to throw balls that make batters miss.
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Jan 7, 2005 — January is National Mentoring Month, and Slate contributor Eric Liu brings listeners the first part of a four-part series on mentors. He talks with acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who has coached Halle Berry and Charlize Theron. (Warning: This segment contains language about movie violence that may be offensive to some listeners.)
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