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August 4, 2015
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Special Coverage: Hiroshima Generations Episode 1 In the first of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a chance encounter in the city's Peace Memorial Park: a 87-year-old A-bomb survivor and a 22-year-old tourist guide discuss whether dropping the bomb was necessary and whether survivors' memories can be kept alive.
PRI's The World: 08/03/2015 The Rio Olympics are about a year away, and all is not well. We profile a volunteer who's trying to clean up Guanabara Bay, a polluted body of water that's slated to be the venue for the sailing events next year. Plus, The World's Patrick Cox has the first report in his weeklong series on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The series is called "Hiroshima: Generations," and will look at how different age groups remember the event and its aftermath. Also, it's always sunny in Philadelphia ? unless you're a Canadian-built robot trying to hitchhike your way across America.
PRI's The World: 07/31/2015 Is this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous ? and deadly ? for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.
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German treason probe row escalates The German justice minister demands the sacking of the chief prosecutor over a treason investigation into the website Netzpolitik.org.
Heath investigated by four forces The late UK PM Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by several police forces as part of inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.
Russia renews bid for Arctic regions President Putin renews Russia's claim to about 1.2 million sq km (463,000 sq miles) of the Arctic shelf in a new submission to the United Nations.
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A volatile oil market, the CVS business model, and hiring local workers for local projects.
Banking on a New Orleans recovery
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank ? itself devastated ? helped to rebuild.
Black Caucus and Silicon Valley talk minority hiring
Tech companies don't employ many blacks. Traditional hiring practices may need review.
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