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August 4, 2015
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.
Rebels 'driven from key Yemen base' Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman tells the BBC.
Thousands flee California fires Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.
German MP opens home to migrants A German conservative MP, Martin Patzelt, is looking after two Eritrean refugees in his home and helping them find jobs.
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.
Post cigarettes, CVS looks to grow as a health company
The company bought a pharmacy supplier and took over drugs for Target.