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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Dec 5, 2013 — NPR Host Steve Inskeep moderates a panel discussion on Governing in a Borderless World: Meeting the Challenge of Instability at The Wilson Center as part of The National Conversation. Live streaming begins at 12:30pm ET.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Watch live today at 12PM ET as Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin moderates a discussion about the U.S.'s divided position on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as part of The National Conversation series at the Wilson Center.
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Jun 20, 2013 — NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten moderates a panel discussion on the topic of cybersecurity in the private and public sectors as part of The National Conversation series at the Wilson Center. Stream the conversation and keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
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Mar 5, 2013 — Watch The National Conversation live today - NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten moderates a discussion around views on Iran and its policies from 20 Arab and Muslim nations. Hear from panelists Haleh Esfandiari, Marc Lynch, Hisham Melhem and Barbara Slavin.
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Jan 30, 2013 — Today, watch live as NPR Host Guy Raz moderates The National Conversation event at The Wilson Center. Panelists Natan Sachs, Aaron David Miller, Samuel Lewis and David Horovitz discuss the state of U.S.-Israel relations.
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Oct 3, 2012 — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be joined by top research and policy leaders in U.S.-China relations with NPR moderator Melissa Block to discuss China's new leadership transition and its possible implications for the United States.
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Oct 1, 2012 — NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep returns as moderator for the National Conversation series from NPR and the Wilson Center, hosting a discussion today on the heightened threat cyber attacks pose to national security and how the U.S. can handle these challenges.
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Sep 25, 2012 — Coming this October, NPR and The Wilson Center will again join forces to present the next three installments of The National Conversation. These lunchtime discussions are a forum for informed discussions led by top research and policy leaders.
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Sep 10, 2012 — A new public opinion survey and a new discussion. Watch "America's Role in the World Post 9/11," part of The National Conversation series, today at 12:30 PM (ET).
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Sep 4, 2012 — NPR and The Wilson Center continue The National Conversation series with a discussion examining security issues public opinion in a post 9/11 world.
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