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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."
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
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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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Music Industry

Feb 8, 2013 — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle, say they rose to the top without a label. That's not entirely true.
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Oct 22, 2012 — A Planet Money listener took it upon himself to set our recent K-Pop to video. Nice work!
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Oct 16, 2012 — America still makes the world's most popular music. But other countries are fighting for their share of the global market. In other worlds: Gangnam Style is not a fluke.
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Oct 12, 2012 — The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.
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Aug 1, 2012 — And he live-tweeted it. "Bought this back, just to give it away!"
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Apr 17, 2012 — When IRS agents raided the house of rapper Young Buck, they seized all his things: his white leather dining chairs, his watches, his craps table, his tattoo kit. Now, they're being put up for auction.
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Jan 20, 2012 — How much did Katy Perry's label spend on her album? And how much did they make?
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Jul 8, 2011 — On today's show, we tell the story of a secret battle that's been going on for more than a year: The fight to create the song of the summer, the music industry's holy grail.
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Jun 3, 2011 — A couple college friends decided Omaha needed a music venue. The community they created led developers to remake a whole neighborhood.
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May 20, 2011 — Jonathan Coulton makes a lot of money selling his music on the Internet. Is he a new model for musicians, or a lucky fluke?
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