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    • Donald Trump Compared to Andrew Jackson

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Donald Trump is not the first controversial, charismatic candidate to ride a wave of popular anger to the White House. Don’t forget the turbulent life and times of 7th president, Andrew Jackson.

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    • African American Ira Aldridge, a Shakespearean Actor in the Early 1800s, Honored in England

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Shakespeare buffs, actors and ordinary citizens in England turned out to honor an extraordinary American actor this week. Ira Aldridge came from New York to England in the 1820s and became one of the best Shakespearean actors of his day. He was black and had to overcome intense hostility. Nevertheless, he persisted.

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    • Chernobyl and 'the Summer without Children'

    • By: Christopher Woolf, David Leveille
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Chernobyl and 'the Summer without Children'" is from the April 26, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • The US Has 'The Most Islamic Government in the World,' Says One American Muslim

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The US Has 'The Most Islamic Government in the World,' Says One American Muslim" is from the August 17, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Russia Chooses Myth over History in New WWII Movie

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A new state-sponsored movie in Russia commemorates the sacrifice of “Panfilov's 28” in the WWII battle for Moscow. Their story is as iconic for Russians as the flag-raising over Iwo Jima is for Americans. The only problem is, it's not quite true.

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    • The Ancient Military Origins of Olympic Dressage

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "The Ancient Military Origins of Olympic Dressage" is from the August 10, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • How Russian Meddling Impacted the American Revolution

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the U.S. got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.

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    • Is Democracy Dying?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The proportion of people in America who’d be fine with a military government leapt from one in 16 in 1995 to one in six by 2015.

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    • Is Trump an Autocrat, a Demagogue or Anything Like That? We Looked at the Definitions.

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The coverage of the firing of James Comey as director of the FBI has been extensive, and in some cases, dramatic. Many people are bandying about terms like autocrat, fascist, demagogue, failed state and of course, constitutional crisis. So, we thought it might be useful to define these terms.

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    • Is Russia Actually Gearing up for War Against the West?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    If you're living in Russia right now, you might think World War III is just around the corner. Forty million people recently took part in a civil defense exercise. State-controlled media is warning of possible US attacks. The military has moved missiles closer to Western Europe. So what gives?

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    • The Long and Tawdry History of Yellow Journalism in America

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    America has a long and storied tradition of fake or distorted news. The golden age of yellow journalism was the 1890s and helped start a war.

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    • Obama’s Mixed Record on Fighting Nuclear Weapons

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Obama’s Mixed Record on Fighting Nuclear Weapons" is from the May 26, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Britain Remembers a Massive Riot Against Fascism in London in 1936

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Eighty years ago, the East End of London had one of the biggest riots in the city's history. Tens of thousands of Londoners clashed with police after right-wing extremists attempted to march through a Jewish neighborhood.

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    • Bill Clinton Says Hillary Can Make Any World Problem Better in 30 Days. Really? What about Syria?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Bill Clinton Says Hillary Can Make Any World Problem Better in 30 Days. Really? What about Syria?" is from the June 27, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Is North Korea Really a Threat to the United States?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Some U.S. officials and pundits are fond of saying North Korea is a threat. But is it?

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    • Turkey's Complicated Relationship with ISIS

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Turkey's Complicated Relationship with ISIS" is from the June 30, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • There Appears to Be a Secret Temple Buried in the Ancient City Where 'Indiana Jones' Filmed

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "There Appears to Be a Secret Temple Buried in the Ancient City Where 'Indiana Jones' Filmed" is from the June 11, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Is Russia Pursuing a 'Grozny' Solution for Aleppo?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Otherwise known as "peace through obliteration."

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    • Is the Risk of Nuclear Terror on the Rise?

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Is the Risk of Nuclear Terror on the Rise?" is from the April 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Rum, Hookers and Smuggling: The Secret Story of the Last Presidential Visit to Cuba

    • By: Christopher Woolf
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Rum, Hookers and Smuggling: The Secret Story of the Last Presidential Visit to Cuba" is from the March 17, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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