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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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Simon Johnson

Apr 24, 2012 — Taxes are set to go up for most Americans next year. That's a good thing, Simon Johnson argues.
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Dec 12, 2011 — Simon Johnson calls too-big-to-fail banks "a nontransparent and dangerous government subsidy scheme," which should be dismantled.
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Oct 27, 2011 — How do you measure the whole economy in one number? In the first of a series of videos we're doing with Slate, Adam Davidson goes shopping with economist Simon Johnson to find out the answer.
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Nov 11, 2009 — Economist and Planet Money regular Simon Johnson thinks it's time to break up the big banks.
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Feb 13, 2009 — On today's Planet Money, Simon Johnson busts a ransom note. Plus: A true banking thriller.
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Nov 11, 2008 — On today's podcast, an economist breaks down how GM got in so much trouble. Plus, Simon Johnson makes a housecall in Detroit.
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Nov 10, 2008 — Simon Johnson tells us where all that money is going. Plus: Laura checks in from the streets of Beijing.
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