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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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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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Power Concedes Nothing

Aug 21, 2014 — Are trigger warnings a good idea when teachers ask students to consider material about emotionally wrenching topics? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says yes — in some cases.
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Aug 21, 2014 — The Ukrainian army insists pro-Moscow separatists attacked a civilian convoy on Monday, killing at least 17 civilians. Rebels deny the attack took place.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor, about White House policy in Iraq and Syria.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Pitcher Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's Little League World Series. She's already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Citizens across the globe are participating in civil resistance campaigns to express political, social and economic grievances. Steve Inskeep talks to researchers Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion. Their article, "Drop Your Weapons: When And Why Civil Resistance Works," is in "Foreign Affairs" magazine.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Freelance photojournalist Nicole Tung worked and traveled with James Foley. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the slain photojournalist and his work.
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Aug 21, 2014 — U.S. warplanes continue to hammer at militant positions in northern Iraq. There's been no let-up in the aerial assault, despite this week's grisly murder of an American journalist. President Obama says the civilized world is appalled by the tactics of the militants, and he urged people throughout the Middle East to resist what he calls their "bankrupt ideology."
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Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
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Aug 21, 2014 — David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Every summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a group of the world's central bankers and economists to talk about emerging issues in economic policy. This year, one of the main themes is jobs.
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Aug 21, 2014 — David Greene has business news.
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