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Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:02pm

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Sounds Of Summer

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:02pm

Host Fiona Ritchie handpicks new sounds of the summer, combining artist debuts with the latest from musicians whose work has helped shape the sound of the program.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

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Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

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The Obstacles And Opportunities Of Nigeria's Exploding Economy

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. She speaks with Audie Cornish about how Nigeria has been coping with the militant group Boko Haram and the responsibilities attendant with becoming Africa's largest economy.

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George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

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Letters: Your Take On Men In America

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener responses to the All Things Considered series about what it means to be a man in America today.

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From Surgeon General To Smoking Foe: Remembering Dr. Steinfeld

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld stepped into the role of U.S. surgeon general in 1969. By 1973, he'd been forced out of office. But before he was, he became leading crusader in the anti-smoking movement. Dr. Steinfeld has died at 87; to remember his life and achievements, Audie Cornish turns to Stanton Glantz, professor of tobacco control at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Business Booms For Gaza Ice Man, Just As Power Fades

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm

In Gaza City, one business in particular is thriving: Ice Man. People line up to buy bags of crushed ice to cool drinks and keep medications at the right temperature — as long as the owner can get gasoline for his generator.

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Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:11am

A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.

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Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:27am

Top Chef just can't stop bringing back the same people for more versions of the show. The new Top Chef Duels reaches years into the franchise's past.

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Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:27am

Top Chef just can't stop bringing back the same people for more versions of the show. The new Top Chef Duels reaches years into the franchise's past.

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Suspicious Use Of AIDS Drugs Costs Medicare $30 Million

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:02am

Medicare is paying for HIV drugs for hundreds of patients who may not have the disease, an inspector general's investigation finds. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.

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Suspicious Use Of AIDS Drugs Costs Medicare $30 Million

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:02am

Medicare is paying for HIV drugs for hundreds of patients who may not have the disease, an inspector general's investigation finds. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.

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VIDEO: Man Didn't Mind The Gap, But Fellow Passengers Help Him Out

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:19am

Scores of train passengers in Australia united to help a man whose leg was stuck between the train and the platform. All of them pushing at once, they tilted the train and freed the man's leg.

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VIDEO: Man Didn't Mind The Gap, But Fellow Passengers Help Him Out

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:19am

Scores of train passengers in Australia united to help a man whose leg was stuck between the train and the platform. All of them pushing at once, they tilted the train and freed the man's leg.

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:18am

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:18am

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

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