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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 · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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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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Aug 14, 2014 — The comedian is known for his biting and bloodthirsty humor. Naturally, he's also a big fan of sharks. In this quiz, the funny guy sinks his teeth into some underwater trivia.
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Jul 31, 2014 — The milliner famous for designing Aretha Franklin's 2009 Inauguration chapeau plays a game about real people and fictional characters with iconic headgear.
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Jul 31, 2014 — A sportswriter and a former Michigan Wolverines football player imagine the college days of a nursery rhyme farmer in this quiz about animal mascots and the noises they make.
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Jul 24, 2014 — Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)
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Jul 24, 2014 — The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The hosts of WNYC's Radiolab describe first impressions, the show's bumbling beginnings and their mutual passion for shoes. Will these brainiacs get their wires crossed in a game about each other?
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Jun 26, 2014 — Musical guests They Might Be Giants treated us to a wicked game of their own invention. Be careful: Don't let John Flansburgh and John Linnell's seemingly easy trivia questions leave you in the dust.
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Jun 26, 2014 — They Might Be Giants join Jonathan Coulton to quiz contestants on classic TV tunes that have been rewritten to be about modern-day dramas.
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Jun 12, 2014The New Yorker TV critic favors Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows that aren't afraid to be "off-putting." Plus: What should you be watching right now?
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