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'American Cornball' A Taxonomy Of Humor In The U.S.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to author Christopher Miller about American Cornball. It looks at the prejudices and peculiarities of a nation polarized between urban and rural, black and white and more.
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What's In A Name? For Alibaba, It's 'Treasure'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why does a Chinese company have an Arabic name? Melissa Block and Robert Siegel take us back to the San Francisco coffee shop where company CEO Jack Ma reportedly came up with the name.
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Week In Politics: Scottish Referendum, Hillary Clinton, Syria

Friday, September 19, 2014

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Scotland's vote on independence and Hillary Clinton's speech at a Democrats women's event.
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United Kingdom Remains Intact But Not Unchanged

Friday, September 19, 2014

The independence referendum in Scotland has shaken, but not broken, the ties between the countries in the United Kingdom. Many politicians and observers believe that the relationship between Scotland and England has now permanently changed.
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In The Courts, Assaults Treated Differently If A Result Of Domestic Violence

Friday, September 19, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Andrew R. Klein, a senior research associate with Advocates for Human Potential, about how sentences for assault in cases of domestic violence compare to sentences in non-domestic assault cases.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around

Friday, September 19, 2014

In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
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'Braveheart' Writer 'Heartbroken' Over Scottish Referendum

Friday, September 19, 2014

Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace, inspired a generation in Scotland. So much so that the core of supporters of Scottish independence have been referred to as the "Braveheart Generation."
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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

Friday, September 19, 2014

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
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Nortec Collective's Last Album Reflects Changing Times In Tijuana

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fifteen years ago, two men from Tijuana came up with a new style of music called Nortec — a mix of norteno and techno. Now they are out with their latest and last album, Motel Baja.
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What Does 'Boots On The Ground' Really Mean?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Obama administration says that American advisers sent to Iraq will not have a combat mission. But military experts say it's almost impossible to draw a line between combat and non-combat roles.
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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?
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Sierra Leone On Lockdown Over Ebola

Friday, September 19, 2014

The government is sending thousands of volunteers door-to-door, trying to find people who've had contact with people sick with Ebola, as well as hidden pockets of the disease.
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With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.
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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
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In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.
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A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.
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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
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Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players.
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Kurds: U.S. Fight Against ISIS Requires Ground Forces

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Fuad Hussein, chief staff to the president of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, about what's needed to fight ISIS and if the government in Baghdad is up to the task.
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Islamic State Fight Will Take Time, Diplomacy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Melissa Block talks to former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin about the level of threat the self-described Islamic State poses to the United States.
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