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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 · 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.
 
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 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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Dec 13, 2013 — NPR recently produced special coverage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. We received comments from many of you, and for one Curious Listener, "Kennedy's Assassination" raised a different sort of question - is that phrase grammatically correct?
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Nov 25, 2013 — It's certainly not unreasonable for listeners to hope that NPR might avoid revealing key plot points or endings when reviewing books and movies. But can we expect spoiler alerts before book or movie reviews based on real life events? And what if those events have already been reported in the news?
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Nov 18, 2013 — Even self-professed NPR lovers can become impatient when they hear a story or report that doesn't appeal to them personally. NPR occasionally hears from listeners who wish we wouldn't cover certain types of music or review certain films and books. So why do we do these reviews?
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Oct 25, 2013 — Find out how to share your own story with StoryCorps both online and in person at a StoryCorps studio.
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Oct 2, 2013 — In radio, we work hard to avoid verbal potholes, distracting interjections such as um, like and well. But what about starting a sentence with 'so' - is it a trendy speech fad or important transition?
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Aug 16, 2013 — If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight? One Curious Listener thinks so.
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Jul 25, 2013 — Last year, actor Tony Shalhoub was on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! talking about the Sha-Poopie, a dog waste management device. Surprisingly or not, it caught the interest of one of our listeners, who decided to write in.
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Jul 10, 2013 — At NPR, we've come to realize that our listeners (and critics) not only include the actual humans that tune in, but the animals they adore as well. But sometimes pets and their humans are at odds with programming preferences. Find out more in the Curious Listener.
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Jun 25, 2013Talk of the Nation has been part of public radio's national conversation with listeners over the past 22 years. As the program comes to an end this week, we've received emails and calls from the dedicated fans who have made Talk of the Nation part of their listening day.
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Jun 10, 2013 — Check out the exchange between our Curious Listener Claudia and Listener Services to see the debate over our usage of the word "several." How would you have answered the same question?
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