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Worsening Wildfire Seasons Tax The Forest Service

Friday, August 28, 2015

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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All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

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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Hundreds Of Desperate Migrants Feared Dead Off Libya And In Austria

Friday, August 28, 2015

Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.
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Week In Politics: Biden's Possible Run And Bush's Handling Of Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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Letters: A Correction, And Comments On Coverage Of The Virginia Shooting

Friday, August 28, 2015

All Things Considered corrects a figure from a report earlier this week on the anniversary of the war in Gaza. Audie Cornish also reads audience comments on coverage of the shooting of a Virginia TV reporter this week.
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Remembering 'Chocolate Thunder,' An NBA Legend Straight From Planet Lovetron

Friday, August 28, 2015

ESPN reporter Tom Friend discusses the legacy of Darryl Dawkins, who could have been one of the best players in NBA history. Injuries sapped his talent, but his eccentric personality and jaw-dropping dunks still left a lasting impact. Dawkins died Thursday at 58.
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A New Ride Down Dylan's 'Highway': What Do Millennials Think Of The Album?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bob Dylan's seminal album, Highway 61 Revisited, celebrates its 50th birthday over the weekend. To mark the occasion, we're asking five of NPR's millennials to take a listen to the 50-year-old LP.
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On Cusp Of History, Serena Williams Bears Big Expectations Into U.S. Open

Friday, August 28, 2015

The U.S. Open begins Monday in New York, with Williams seeking to become the first women's tennis player since 1988 to win a grand slam. If she wins, this would cap a remarkable year in sports.
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Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns

Friday, August 28, 2015

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
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Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours

Friday, August 28, 2015

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
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Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

Friday, August 28, 2015

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Friday, August 28, 2015

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
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In Wake Of Riot, Ariz. Governor Fires For-Profit Prison Firm

Friday, August 28, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to KJZZ reporter Alexandra Olgin about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to cut ties with a private-prison operator in the wake of a prison riot last month in Kingman.
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China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.
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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

Friday, August 28, 2015

As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: a composition that translates stocks' movements into sound.
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Froggy Went A-Courtin', But Lady Frogs Chose Second-Best Guy Instead

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The "decoy effect" shapes some human choices, too.
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