This month we’re going to spend the hour looking back at some of the topics we covered since kicking off the revival of Western Skies in June. There was a lot of overlap, stories that could have appeared in multiple episodes, and themes that kept popping up from topic to topic.

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November 22, 2017 | KHN · Following minor surgery, a Kaiser Health News columnist sees up close how easily doctors can prescribe opioid pain pills, and how such prescribing helps fuel the epidemic of opioid addiction.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · “Those responsible for these atrocities must be held accountable,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Wednesday. Targeted sanctions against Myanmar are a possibility.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

Arts & Life

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · If you’ve got hours stuck on an interstate or an airplane in your near future, this list — four hours of entertaining listening — is our gift to you.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The film “doesn’t reinvent much of anything, but its jumble of biography, fantasy, and backstage melodrama” is at least better than yet another version of A Christmas Carol.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · Gary Oldman (and a pair of latex jowls) star as Winston Churchill reckoning with the lonely decisions that imperil thousands of soldiers’ lives.
 

Music

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · In a pastel-colored video for the trio’s third single, a couple dances at the crossroads of a wilting relationship.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The singer and songwriter has been thinking a lot — about Harriet Tubman’s hair, her grandmother’s handwriting and how to craft love songs with revolutionary potential.
 

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