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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
 
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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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'This American Moment'

Oct 21, 2008 — Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as a U.S. Secretary of State, talks about the significance of this moment in American history. Albright's new book, Memo to the President explores how to restore America's reputation and leadership.
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Oct 15, 2008 — Douglas Wilder became the first African American to be elected governor of a U.S state when he was elected in Virginia in 1989. Now, nearly two decades later, he discusses parallels between his historic race for Virgina's State House and Barack Obama's bid for the White House.
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Oct 2, 2008 — In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Patel believes that this type of mutual respect and understanding is the "big idea of our time."
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Oct 1, 2008 — Peggy Noonan, a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 25, 2008 — Under the leadership of civil rights activist Raul Yzaguirre, the National Council of La Raza grew into a major Latino advocacy organization in the United States. In the latest installment of This American Moment, Yzaguirre weighs in on what is at stake in the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 22, 2008 — Barack Obama has already broken countless racial barriers in his historic run for America's highest office. In this installment of the "This American Moment" series, Randall Kennedy talks about what it would mean if Obama lost the election.
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Sep 18, 2008 — Ralph Reed, Republican political strategist and former executive director of the Christian Coalition, talks about what this moment in political history means for him.
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Sep 10, 2008 — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz talks about what this moment in American politics means to him. Born in the Dominican Republic, Diaz is the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and the fiction editor of The Boston Review.
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Sep 3, 2008Talk of the Nation continues its series on the significance of this moment in the nation's history. John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, shares his thoughts on the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 2, 2008 — As Republicans gather in St. Paul, Minn. for the Republican National Convention, Talk of the Nation continues its series on the significance of this moment in the nation's history. Two young conservatives, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, explain what this election means to them.
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