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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."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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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.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.
 

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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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The Industry

Jun 15, 2014 — There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Five days of organized excitement in Nashville have their origins in a fan event, which makes for a more welcoming atmosphere than most American festivals — and no hierarchy of cool.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Amy Phillips, who runs Pitchfork News, debates whether trailers are cheap promotional pieces or creative outlets for artists.
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May 1, 2014 — Then an intern, Oh gave Illmatic the highest rating in The Source magazine, marking it a classic. Today she's Miss Info and she talks about her review and making LL Cool J cry.
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Apr 30, 2014 — The music exec who signed Nas to Columbia Records and helped make his debut album, the much-lauded Illmatic, on her path into the business and New York hip-hop in the '80s and '90s.
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Apr 19, 2014 — Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.
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Feb 13, 2014 — The Internet is the new frontier for song royalties. If ASCAP has its way, law will prevail, but some songwriters and publishers see the organization as a relic.
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Jan 27, 2014 — Daft Punk picked up trophies for album and record of the year, Lorde won two awards for "Royals," and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four, including Best New Artist.
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Jan 21, 2014 — The "old man" who oversees all music and content on the commercial hip-hop station in New York City has become an increasingly public figure as an interviewer and part of Hot 97's morning show and Internet presence.
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Dec 24, 2013 — An interview with Clear Channel's National Programming Vice President Darren Davis about the science behind creating all-holiday playlists, regional Christmas favorites and which of this year's new Christmas songs might have what it takes to stick around in years to come.
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