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Islamic State Militants Add To Fears Syrians Face From Assad Regime

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Kelly McEvers talks to Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who's in the besieged city of Aleppo, about the state of the conflict in Syria. Erhaim is the project coordinator for the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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Nightly Chaos Disrupts Ferguson Residents Daily Lives

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.

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Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies At 53

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

The skater and surfer was a member of Southern California's Z-Boys team, immortalized in the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Adams died on Friday after surfing in Mexico.

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Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

David Greene talks to freelance journalist Yinka Ibukun for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria. The outbreak is happening while a doctor's strike is underway in the country.

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In Ferguson, Family Takes Turns Guarding Front Door

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

As tensions boiled over into violence on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., two reporters from Saint Louis Public Radio sought refuge in a nearby home. We learn how one family copes with the chaos.

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Owl Flies Into Apartment; Attacks Canary Cage

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Sue Sausser woke and found feathers everywhere. Her bird cage was open — one canary was dead, the other terrified. A brown owl had flown into the 10th story apartment through the open balcony door.

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Islamic State Militants Add To Fears Syrians Face From Assad Regime

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Kelly McEvers talks to Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who's in the besieged city of Aleppo, about the state of the conflict in Syria. Erhaim is with the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions To Fight ALS

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.

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In Case You Didn't Know, Feds Say Raising A Child Is Expensive

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

How much does it cost to raise a child these days? The government says it costs $245,340. That's for a child born in 2013 and covers the period from birth to age 18. College not included.

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Technology Helps To Keep Rate Of Car Thefts Down

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.

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Facebook To Mark Fake News As Satire

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

The headline, Obama To Cut Costs By Packing Lunch Every Day For U.S. Populace, is a fake. To make sure you know that, Facebook is going to put the word satire in front of some links in your newsfeed.

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Police Militarization Becomes A Hot Topic

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.

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Nightly Chaos Disrupts Ferguson Residents' Daily Lives

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Morning Edition - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions To Fight ALS

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.

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In Case You Didn't Know, Feds Say Raising A Child Is Expensive

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

How much does it cost to raise a child these days? The government says it costs $245,340. That's for a child born in 2013 and covers the period from birth to age 18. College not included.

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Technology Helps To Keep Rate Of Car Thefts Down

Conversations at the World Cafe - August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.

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