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August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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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 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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World Cafe Next

Aug 18, 2014 — The country music existentialist released one of our favorite albums of 2014 (so far). Hear two songs on the World Cafe: Next podcast.
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Aug 11, 2014 — Hear two songs from the Norwegian singer-songwriter, who offers a fresh take on classic soul sounds.
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Aug 4, 2014 — Though he sometimes works with Jim James and Dan Auerbach, Floating Action's Seth Kaufmann saves much of his best material for himself. Hear and download two songs from his upcoming album.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Hear two songs by a young Southern songwriter who drew inspiration from his struggle with addiction — and the insights of its aftermath.
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Jul 21, 2014 — The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The Welsh band Kutosis is obsessed with the sights and sounds of surfing. Hear two songs from this trio's new album.
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Jun 30, 2014 — Bred in Brooklyn and produced by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, Heaven's Jail makes "sensitive but not sappy" indie rock with some unlikely influences.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The London trio makes music that keeps you on your toes; it's quirky, irreverent and complicated.
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Jun 2, 2014 — Download two songs from Woman to Woman, by the singer of the Denver folk band Paper Bird.
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May 27, 2014 — The adventurous Brooklyn folk-rock band will release its first album, Upright Behavior, this summer.
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