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Robert Siegel

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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.

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Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on Sept. 1. The murder was not reported until this week because of the remote location.

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Airline Social Media 'Command Centers' Direct Complaint Traffic

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.

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Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

Monday, September 08, 2014

Congress was back in town on Monday for a two-week sprint before the midterm elections. On the schedule: pass a budget bill so the government doesn't shut down again, decide the fate of the agency that helps businesses finance U.S.-exported goods and figure out what to do about ISIS.

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Letters: The Burning Of Washington

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.

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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.

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Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed on a cease-fire, which raises hopes of an end to the seven-week war in Gaza that has killed more than 2,000 people.

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In Plagiarism And Lost Posts, BuzzFeed's Strained Journalistic Evolution

Monday, August 25, 2014

BuzzFeed recently fired a political editor and took down thousands of older posts. The incidents reflect the growing pains of the social media powerhouse as much as they show lapses in journalistic standards.

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One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness

Thursday, August 21, 2014

At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers.

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Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.

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Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.

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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

Friday, August 15, 2014

A grand jury in Austin, Texas, has indicted Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abusing his official powers. For more on the indictment, Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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The Beltway's Beaten Path: From Simple Road To Symbolic Borderland

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fifty years ago Sunday, the final stretch of the Washington Beltway was completed. In the years since, the road has become a symbol larger than its lanes.

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Letters: A Paper Route Ride Along And Comforting Words From An IT Man

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a ride along on a newspaper route and a heartfelt reassurance from an IT professional.

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With New Parenting Apps, More Dads Are Phoning It In

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Move over, parenting books: Apps are one of the newest ways that dads can learn how to be dads. Dave Burton, creator of the app Quick Tips for New Dads, explains.

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In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker's gender, language skills and life experience.

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U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The U.S. has begun sending humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations. Going forward, the U.S. is facing several possible approaches there.

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Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

Monday, August 11, 2014

For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm.

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Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film, including an inspiring teacher in Dead Poet's Society and an Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting.

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Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.

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