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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 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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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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Apr 18, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, guest political junkie Matt Bai recaps the week in politics, and news from the Summit of the Americas. In the second hour, 'The Byrds' frontman Roger McGuinn performs, and the future of 'Google Glasses.'
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Apr 17, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the training and standards typically upheld by the Secret Service, and the secret genius of stupid games we play. In the second hour, privacy concerns associated with domestic drones, and the upcoming French election.
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Apr 16, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the outcome of talks on Iran's nuclear enrichment program, and the documentary Bully. In the second hour, an update on housing markets across the nation, and the opinion page looks at North Korea's failed missile launch.
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Apr 10, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Syria, and the 100th anniversary of the Titantic. In the second hour, teachers and online privacy, Miami Marlins Ozzie Guillen suspension over comments about Fidel Castro, and columnist Dan Savage's new show, "Savage U."
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Apr 9, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the do's and don'ts of neighborhood watches, and the opinion page. In the second hour, why so many people love (and hate) the New York Yankees, and the past, present and future of Myanmar.
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Apr 5, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetes, and an update on the political crisis in Mali. In the second hour, bicyclists' behavior, and extreme weather and climate change.
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Apr 4, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie, and family members in combat. In the second hour, Marketplace's David Brancaccio talks about his series, "Robots Ate My Job," and the Falkland Islands.
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Apr 2, 2012 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to best deal with the continued violence in Syria, author Donna Britt on coming to terms with her brother's death in a police shooting. In the second hour, The Story of English in 100 Words, and dealing with police when you're mentally ill.
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Mar 22, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest developments on the Trayvon Martin story, and NPR's Michele Norris on her Race Card Project. Also, Ben Petrick shares how Parkinson's derailed his baseball career. In the second hour, college accountability, and Turkey's political future.
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Mar 20, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest developments in China, and actor Wendell Pierce on his plans to revive the food culture of New Orleans. In the second hour, evaluating a soldier's mental health before deployment, and Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey.
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