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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Talk Like An Opera Geek

May 9, 2012 — From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
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Apr 25, 2012 — European opera ranged from realistic to unhinged in the 20th century, as composers wrote with freedom and imagination on all sorts of subjects.
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Apr 18, 2012 — Hear opera reinvent itself in the hands of cutting-edge composers facing an uncertain new century.
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Apr 11, 2012 — Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.
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Mar 28, 2012 — The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
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Mar 8, 2012 — The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
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Feb 29, 2012Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
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Feb 22, 2012 — At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.
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Feb 1, 2012 — Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.
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Jan 25, 2012 — From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.
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