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The Latest Stop On Jazz Singer Somi's Journey

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Her parents were from Uganda and Rwanda, she was born in Illinois, and spent time in Nigeria. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with jazz artist and singer Somi about her latest project, "The Lagos Music Salon."

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A New Show About Doctors Of Old

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

NPR's Arun Rath talks to actor Clive Owen about his new TV series "The Knick." It's a medical drama set in turn-of-the-century New York City.

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Gecko 'Astronauts' No Longer Lost In Space

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

A group of geckos "lost" in space was found last week — they were the subjects of a scientific experiment. They're the latest in a long line of animals that humans have sent beyond the atmosphere.

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Work All Day And Night In 'Great Glass Sea'

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Josh Weil about his new novel "The Great Glass Sea," which imagines a dystopian Russia of 24-hour daylight and 24-hour labor under a greenhouse dome.

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As Wildfires Burns Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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Surviving A Personal Debt Crisis

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

One-in-three Americans has debts that have been reported to collection agencies, says a new study. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Claire Shrout about her family's deep debt, and how they climbed out.

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Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Election officials in Afghanistan are preparing for an audit of all the votes cast in the June election after the two candidates disagreed on how to determine which votes were fraudulent.

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Sierra Leone's Struggle With Ebola

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Umaru Fofana of the BBC World Service in Sierra Leone tells NPR's Arun Rath about the Ebola situation and the Sierra Leonian president's decision to stay home from the U.S.- Africa summit.

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Two months after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, President Obama looks set to sign legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.

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What The Africa Summit Hopes To Accomplish

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House on Monday. Africa correspondent Gregory Warner previews what's on the agenda with NPR's Arun Rath.

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What You Need To Know About The War In Gaza

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

An Israeli airstrike hit outside a UN-run school Sunday morning in Gaza where many had gone to seek safety. NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza.

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'Oh Gad!' Presents A Compelling Slice Of Caribbean Life

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Joanne C. Hillhouse's novel tells of a woman returning to the island of Antigua, a homeland which she's never been able to call home. Author Elizabeth Nunez says the book is a weekend must-read.

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.

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Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.

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What Would You Give Up For World Peace?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:03am

War and conflict just go with the territory when you're a human. That fact has commentator Adam Frank looking for solutions. Perhaps a shared consciousness is the answer.

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'Beautiful Blood' Slays Cliches, Not Dragons

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:00am

Lucius Shepard's posthumously published novel ties together a career's worth of stories about the town of Teocinte and the ancient, slumbering dragon Griaule who curls around it like a vast hill.

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