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Kiev Calls For Response To Russia As Town Falls To Rebels

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:43am

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the West needs to make an "appropriate response" to the Kremlin's aggression.

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U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Howard Bryant of ESPN joins NPR's Scott Simon from the U.S. Open. They'll talk tennis and a new amendment to the NFL's personal conduct policy, meant to curb domestic violence.

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NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Next week, the NIH begins its first clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent Ebola. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Former NHL star Graeme Townshend was the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL. Now he wants to bring hockey to Jamaica. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Townshend about building a team in the Caribbean.

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Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.

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Fiancee Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The fiancée of Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, jailed in Cairo, stays in touch with him and plans their wedding, even as the case languishes and world attention on it dims.

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Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.

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Horses And Toilets In The Kitchen: Terrible Real Estate Photos

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Andy Donaldson was browsing new flats in London when he noticed that some photos in real estate ads are really, really bad. His blog and book showcase some of the worst, as he tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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London Evacuees Bore A Painful Cost Of War

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pam Hobbs about the 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper. She was one of the children who were evacuated from London during World War II.

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Immigrants Keep Children Bilingual By Schooling Them At Home

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Many Spanish-speaking immigrants want their children to stay fluent in Spanish even as they learn English. Bilingual home schooling does that on a more personal level.

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The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.

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When A Mayor Moved To The Cabrini-Green Projects

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Chicago's Circle Interchange highway loop was renamed this week after Jane Byrne, the city's first and only female mayor. Scott Simon talks with Kathy Byrne about her mother's legacy.

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What No Strategy On Islamic State Means For The Region

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.

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Russian Incursion Continues In Ukraine

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.

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If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.

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Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:30am

As a student at Princeton, D'Amato was mentored in his songwriting by professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.

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Hopscotching To 100: An Appreciation Of Julio Cortázar

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:03am

The great Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was born 100 years ago this week; while Cortázar is known for the surreal masterpiece Hopscotch, critic Juan Vidal says it's his poetry that resonates.

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Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:48am

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?

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