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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 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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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 Al Fresco

Sep 2, 2012 — Philip Rosheger says his bandleader father discouraged him from playing music as a kid — but once he heard his first classical guitar record, there was no looking back.
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Aug 26, 2012Weekend Edition speaks with saxophonist Scott Summers, who says he's found his best audiences performing outside Miller Park.
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Aug 25, 2012 — Clyde Casey has been performing in New Orleans for 40 years. His instrument of choice is a giant mobile contraption of his own making.
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Aug 11, 2012 — The performing life of Clangin' & Bangin' sounds like a dare: Each time they play, the two musicians wheel their 300-pound piano out into the street.
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Aug 11, 2012 — Take a walk through this Michigan college town, and you'll probably see Alexis Dawdy and her violin.
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Jul 22, 2012 — In downtown Burlington, Michael "Tree" Sampson plays the didgeridoo in a homemade wooden mask. He says he thinks of himself not only as a musician, but as a healer, too.
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Jun 29, 2012 — As part of its summer series on the sounds of music al fresco, Weekend Edition Saturday speaks with John Thornton, a trumpet player who holds court outside the National Archives.
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Jun 23, 2012 — Members of the Capitol Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association, or CABOMA, gather in a Virginia park to celebrate the warm weather with a bunch of old-time tunes.
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