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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people 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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Take Five: By Region

Jun 28, 2012 — Preview some of the artists playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a musical grand prix.
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Mar 28, 2012 — Indiana Avenue, the "main stem" of the city's black community, hosted master musicians nightly.
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Oct 6, 2011 — These saxophonists have a robust, sometimes raw sound that mixes swing, bebop, blues and soul.
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Jul 12, 2011 — Wouldn't it be nice to just drop whatever you're doing right now and go on a nice, leisurely Caribbean vacation? Well, you can — sort of. Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to some music from a few of the many fine jazz artists who were born on the Caribbean islands.
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Jun 15, 2011 — Before nailing down the title "birthplace of rock 'n' roll," Memphis and West Memphis made many great contributions to early acoustic and electric blues.
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Apr 26, 2011 — Many things make New Orleans a one-of-a-kind music town, but one is the tuba, the monstrous brass instrument worn like a python squeezing its victim.
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Mar 24, 2011 — When there is loss, hope or joy, music is easily shared among cultures, even without words. In the spirit of recovery, this installment of Take Five showcases five talented Japanese jazz artists.
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Nov 9, 2010 — Aside from being America's current "Most Livable City," Pittsburgh is known as a home of great pro sports teams and many legends of jazz, including Art Blakey. But WDUQ shines a light on the Pittsburgh jazz musicians working around town these days.
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Oct 5, 2010 — BBC Radio's Jazz on 3 program showcases the richness of the U.K. jazz scene with a particular emphasis on seeking out and supporting young talent. Host Jez Nelson and the rest of the team pick out some recent British jazz albums everyone should keep on their radar.
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Aug 24, 2010 — For more than half a century, jazz musicians have collaborated with Indian classical musicians with frequently remarkable results. From Ravi Shankar and Bud Shank to Don Cherry's Codona, here are five works that engage jazz improvisation and Indian ragas.
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