The Waldo Canyon Fire continues to burn in areas near Colorado Springs. As of Sunday evening, the blaze was 55% contained, but burned nearly 18,000 acres, including almost 350 homes in the city, with two fatalities. Late last week, KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin donned flame resistant clothing and a hard hat to join a media group allowed to visit burned areas of the Pike National Forest. She has this collection of sound and images from the journey.

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese interceptor that made a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.
 

Reuters/Landov
August 23, 2014 | NPR · The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.
 

EPA/Landov
August 23, 2014 | NPR · Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.
 

Arts & Life

Fox
August 23, 2014 | NPR · The Fox animated show Bob’s Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters – particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad’s Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, “so that’s what I did.”
 

August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

Music

NPR
August 23, 2014 | NPR · A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the ’30s.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · You’re more likely to catch a reality show on MTV, than any music these days. As Spin editor Craig Marks tells NPR’s Scott Simon, the VMA awards on Sunday will play homage to television from the past.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · In song after song on the Detroit artist’s genre-hopping full-length debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.
 

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