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Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Morning Edition - September 16, 2014 - 3:38am

Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: "just hard labor."

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

Morning Edition - September 16, 2014 - 3:38am

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

NPR News - September 16, 2014 - 3:38am

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

NPR Health&Science - September 16, 2014 - 3:38am

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

NPR News - September 16, 2014 - 1:32am

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

NPR Politics - September 16, 2014 - 1:32am

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola

NPR News - September 16, 2014 - 12:51am

The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

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White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola

NPR News - September 16, 2014 - 12:51am

The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 7:44pm

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 6:55pm

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

NPR Politics - September 15, 2014 - 6:55pm

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 5:32pm

The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.

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09-15-2014- Marketplace- Philanthropies Lead Ebola Take-Down

Marketplace - September 15, 2014 - 5:28pm
Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume designer, to launch a clothing line inspired by the hit TV series. We look at why retailers are increasingly going in this direction and how successful it's been for them. Plus, Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates have committed a collective $59 million to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, substantially more than the U.S. government has so far put up to help end this Ebola epidemic. We explore what has changed and why philanthropies have felt the need to take the reigns in combating an acute international health crisis.
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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 5:19pm

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

NPR Arts & Culture - September 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

President Obama awarded the medals to two Vietnam veterans on Monday. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

NPR Politics - September 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

President Obama awarded the medals to two Vietnam veterans on Monday. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

NPR Arts & Culture - September 15, 2014 - 4:52pm

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 4:52pm

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

NPR News - September 15, 2014 - 4:42pm

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.

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