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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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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Aug 22, 2014 — Our panelists answer some questions about the animal kingdom.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The professional pickpocket and sleight-of-hand artist steals our hearts. Not really, but he very likely steals our valuables. Originally broadcast March 22, 2013.
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Aug 8, 2014 — The former Yankees pitcher tells us the secrets of the locker room. (This segment originally broadcast on April 14, 2012.)
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Aug 2, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: The Weedstream Media; The Blame Game; The Grip On Germs.
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Jul 25, 2014 — On this week of less-than-fun headlines, we dig up three pieces of good news: Don't Make Me Come Back There; A, Like, Revelation; Whip Smart.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Minor Incursion, The Return of King James and Hole-ly Mystery!
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Jul 11, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Lofty Goals, Lawyer Up, and The Lil' Commander in Chief.
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Jul 5, 2014 — We listen to some of our Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell's greatest sound effects.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: The World Cup Incisor, A Regular Working Joe, U.S. vs. Siri.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Cup Half Empty, Muddle East, Magna Cum Latte.
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