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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 · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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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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Toast Of The Nation

Jan 6, 2014 — Much as families reunite for holidays, Jazz at Lincoln Center's artistic director convened his own reunion of sorts at the end of the year. His working band of the '90s came together to ring in 2014.
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Jan 1, 2014 — The vocal gymnast comes from a musical family — his father was the first African American man to sing at the Metropolitan opera. He sings his own takes on spirituals and then some — with his daughter.
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Jan 1, 2014 — A 24-year-old with a taste for finely aged songs, the vocalist was one of the breakout jazz stars of 2013. Accompanied by pianist Aaron Diehl's trio, she performs at the Mary Lou Williams Festival.
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Jan 1, 2014 — A Jazz Messenger, a Young Lion, a New Orleans torchbearer, a mentor for new talent: when leading bands, the "King of Nouveau Swing" merges all that and more.
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Jan 1, 2014 — The Cuban-born reedman has made a career out of crossing genres. So Chicago's Latino Music Festival invited him to perform with jazz and classical musicians, and the Festival's director gets involved.
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Jan 1, 2014 — Every month, the Colorado-born sextet of over 20 years gathers from far and wide at the Denver club Dazzle. This particular month, Convergence welcomed a special guest on the Hammond B-3 organ.
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Jan 2, 2013 — An impromptu bongo beat became a full-on tribute to James Brown, and suddenly a band had a new repertoire. A powerful and versatile vocalist, Alexander and her ensemble honor the Godfather of Soul.
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Jan 2, 2013 — The legendary trumpeter was in good spirits and excellent form as 1989 became 1990. In this archival Toast of the Nation concert, he leads a band in a program of favorites.
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Jan 2, 2013 — The electric guitarist left college about 40 years ago, and judging from the success of his career, it wasn't a bad decision. Berklee welcomes Scofield back to perform new tunes and old repertoire.
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May 30, 2012 — In his native Puerto Rico, a jazz drummer found that his friends could all get down to Fela Kuti. So in New York, Cole assembled an 11-piece band to locate the African heart of Caribbean party music.
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