Aug 21, 2014 — Are trigger warnings a good idea when teachers ask students to consider material about emotionally wrenching topics? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says yes — in some cases.
Aug 21, 2014 — The Ukrainian army insists pro-Moscow separatists attacked a civilian convoy on Monday, killing at least 17 civilians. Rebels deny the attack took place.
Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor, about White House policy in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 21, 2014 — Pitcher Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's Little League World Series. She's already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.
Aug 21, 2014 — Citizens across the globe are participating in civil resistance campaigns to express political, social and economic grievances. Steve Inskeep talks to researchers Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion. Their article, "Drop Your Weapons: When And Why Civil Resistance Works," is in "Foreign Affairs" magazine.
Aug 21, 2014 — Freelance photojournalist Nicole Tung worked and traveled with James Foley. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the slain photojournalist and his work.
Aug 21, 2014 — U.S. warplanes continue to hammer at militant positions in northern Iraq. There's been no let-up in the aerial assault, despite this week's grisly murder of an American journalist. President Obama says the civilized world is appalled by the tactics of the militants, and he urged people throughout the Middle East to resist what he calls their "bankrupt ideology."
Aug 21, 2014 — Kelly McEvers and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
Aug 21, 2014 — David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Every summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a group of the world's central bankers and economists to talk about emerging issues in economic policy. This year, one of the main themes is jobs.
Aug 21, 2014 — Fed officials continue to debate when the central bank should begin raising its benchmark interest rate. Minutes of the Feds most recent meeting show that a number of officials believe rates should rise sooner tham is currently expected.