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Love In The Key Of Summer

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:08am

For our Summer of Love series, listener Kevin Gibbs remembers a woman he met when working at a jazz club in 1976, one he'll always associate with Michel Legrand's "Once Upon a Summertime."

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:52am

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.

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Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:36pm

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Episode 647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:28pm

Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work?

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Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 7:44pm

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Worsening Wildfire Seasons Tax The Forest Service

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:16pm

The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.

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NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:07pm

The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

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On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:01pm

Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.

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All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:39pm

Bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America, explains the complicated dynamics between the bass and the drums in jazz — and James Brown.

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Gunshots And Screen Grabs: Reactions To NPR's Coverage Of The Virginia Shooting

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:28pm

Pictures, audio, visuals, descriptions – We consider the editorial choices in reporting on a newsroom tragedy.

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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:03pm

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.

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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:01pm

Pilots and their families planted a tree at Arlington National Cemetery, and honored comrades who were killed in the war.

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In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:01pm

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.

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How Europe Is Grappling With The Realities Of The Migrant Influx

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:55pm

Several European countries are coming under criticism for their response to a recent surge of migrants. Peter Sutherland, a special representative for the United Nations, discusses the situation.

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Doctors Without Borders To Take Legal Action Against Bollywood Film

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:28pm

The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" group who helps track down a terrorist.

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Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:23pm

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

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By Boat, By Bus, By Any Way Possible: One Refugee's Perilous Journey

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:20pm

Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.

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A Close Look At The Volatility Index

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:17pm

As the stock market has swung wildly this week, investors have gotten intimately acquainted with volatility. Robert Whaley, a professor at Vanderbilt, explains the VIX, his gauge of market volatility.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:03pm

In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:03pm

In John Grisham's Gray Mountain, a New York City lawyer turned unpaid intern stumbles upon dangerous secrets in a small Appalachian community. It appears at No. 12.

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