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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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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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