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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports There's a new Major League Baseball commissioner, and a new star Little League pitcher. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest from the world of sports.
Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.
Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the <em>New York Times</em>'s Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.
College Professor's Life Is Upended In 'Small Blessings' The new novel <em>Small Blessings</em> follows the intertwined lives of academics and their family members in a small Southern college town. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Martha Woodroof.
Making Scripts And Science Match How can screenwriters make sure the science and medical details of their shows are true to life? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kate Langrall Folb of Hollywood, Health & Society, who helps them out.
An Unlikely Psychologist-Patient Friendship Unfolds In 'The Story Hour' Thrity Umrigar's new novel is about two women with "a mystical connection." Lakshmi is stuck in a loveless marriage. Dr. Maggie Bose decides Lakshmi doesn't need a shrink — she needs an escape.
'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence Three great sports writers join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, <em>Football: Great Writing About the National Sport</em>. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.
Florida Shooting Among Caroline Rose's Rockabilly Inspirations Architect Caroline Rose decided to chuck her career to travel around the country in a van and make rockabilly music. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Caroline Rose about her new album, <em>I Will Not be Afraid.</em>
Scientists Test The World's Seas On Ocean Sampling Day For one day this summer, scientists from around the globe decided to find out what's in our oceans' water. We go to the coast of Savannah, Ga., to find out what exactly they were looking for.
A Song That Sent Lads To WWI Gets A 100-Year Remake "Pack Up Your Troubles" was a hit song during World War I. It's getting a modern re-do by a British military charity to mark the 100th anniversary of the war.
Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
Russian Embargo Leaves EU Producers Holding The Apples It's been a week since Russia implemented a ban on EU food imports. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out from BBC Berlin correspondent Stephen Evans what effect the sanctions are having in Europe.
How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.
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