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August 21, 2014 | NPR · Our informal survey of what’s on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill them.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aid group Samaritan’s Purse says Dr. Kent Brantly will be discharged today. He and aid worker Nancy Writebol were flown back to the U.S. earlier this month after contracting the virus in Liberia.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may “vastly underestimate” the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
 

August 20, 2014 | NPR · Daniel Kehlmann’s F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · For a family initially derided as crude, they sure spend a lot of time at the opera. Here’s a sampling of embiggened classical music during The Simpsons marathon, which starts today on FXX.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera’s labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America’s largest performing arts organization.
 

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August 20, 2014 | WXPN · The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock ‘n’ roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
 

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