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Robert Siegel

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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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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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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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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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Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the percentages used in weather forecasts.

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In Facing National Security Dilemmas, CIA Puts Probabilities Into Words

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In 2011, when President Obama was presented with circumstantial evidence of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, he faced a range of estimates — anywhere from 30 to 95 percent that the man spotted in the compound was actually bin Laden. In this new installment in a series on the intersection of risks and probabilities, Obama's national security quandary takes center stage.

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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

Monday, July 21, 2014

Making health decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do when you're a patient, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.

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Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

Monday, July 21, 2014

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel offer a summary of what's now known about the two big stories of the day: the shot-down Malaysian jet, and the mounting Israeli ground invasion in the Gaza Strip.

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Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.

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A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet

Friday, July 18, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been carrying several researchers and activists on their way to a global AIDS conference in Australia. Among them was Dr. Joep Lange, a leading researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society. He was a giant in the field and a mentor to many.

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Israel Launches A Ground Campaign Against Hamas In Gaza

Thursday, July 17, 2014

According to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Force has been instructed to begin a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.

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Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. It's unclear why it crashed, but the Ukrainian president is calling for an investigation.

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The American Adviser's Quandary: What More Can Be Done In Iraq?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A recent American assessment of Iraq's military has come to some bleak conclusions. What more can U.S. advisers offer an Iraqi security force they have already spent years training?

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HIV Returns In Infected Toddler, Dashing Hopes Of Imminent Cure

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Federal officials have announced that a young Mississippi girl, once thought to have been cured of HIV, now once again has detectable levels of the virus.

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Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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