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The Same Until You Shuffle

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:03am

Every answer this week is a made-up two-word phrase, in which both words start with 'S' and they're anagrams of each other.

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Latin Indie Groups Cover Ricky Martin Hits

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets the latest in great Latin music from Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.

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Syria Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey, and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. NPR'S Linda Wertheimer speaks with Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have reached Amerli, the Iraqi town that's been under siege by Islamic fighters for two months. Some 12,000 people were barely surviving, cut off from the rest of Iraq.

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China Rules Out Open Elections In Hong Kong

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.

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Ukraine Crisis Casts Long Shadow Over NATO Summit

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:46am

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Rescuing Science From The Military ... With Comics?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:03am

A new box set collects Matt Hawkins' comic Think Tank, which follows a sexy, scruffy scientific genius attempting to break away from his job developing lethal weapons for the military.

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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:03am

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

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The Good Listener: Parents Just Don't Understand?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:54am

Thoughts on a timeless question: "How do you get your parents to respect the music of today?"

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:23am

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:20am

The plotting in Mitchell's new novel isn't quite as complex as in previous works, but it takes an abrupt turn into dystopian fantasy towards the end. "It's what the book wanted to be," he tells NPR.

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U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:43pm

American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

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