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What No Strategy On Islamic State Means For The Region
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.
Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End
The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.
Fiancee Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release
The fiancée of Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, jailed in Cairo, stays in touch with him and plans their wedding, even as the case languishes and world attention on it dims.
Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester
The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.
Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice
Former NHL star Graeme Townshend was the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL. Now he wants to bring hockey to Jamaica. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Townshend about building a team in the Caribbean.
John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It
The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.
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