All Things Considered for August 21, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 21, 2012

This composite image shows Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (left) and Vice President Biden. Both men are Catholic, but their worldviews are strikingly different. Jose Luis Magana/Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Biden And Ryan Share Faith, But Not Worldview

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David Oh, wife Bryn and his children Braden, 13, Ashlyn, 10, and Devyn, 8, picnic in Santa Monica beach at about 1 a.m. David Oh hide caption

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Jet-Lagged: NASA Engineer And His Family Are Living On Mars Time

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Lanza Perfume Sol Pereyra
Jive Jive Jive Mocean Worker

China is planning to increase investments in Pakistan, and some Pakistanis feel China is trying to become a new colonial power. Amid these tensions, a bomb went off near the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 23. The blast injured two people. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Increased Investment Upsets Some Pakistanis

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Tamarindio Ocote Soul Sounds
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Some scientists predict that by 2050, climate change and an accompanying rise in sea level will lead to frequent flooding in Boston. jeffgun/Flickr hide caption

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Boston Plans For 'Near-Term Risk' Of Rising Tides

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The City As Engine: Energy, Entropy And The Triumph Of Disorder

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Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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Divinorum Ocote Soul Sounds
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Water gets churned up at the end of a dredging pipeline connected to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., on Monday. The river has seen water levels from Illinois to Louisiana plummet because of drought conditions in the past three months. When there's less flow coming downstream, saltwater from the Gulf wedges its way in. Adrian Sainz/AP hide caption

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Saltwater From Gulf Invades Mississippi River

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Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Janka Nabay (left of center) now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Janka Nabay: The King Of Bubu Music

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Feba Janka Nabay
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Chévere Que Chévere Joe Bataan
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Kenyan cook Mwangi grills up nyama choma, which usually involves nearly all the parts of a goat, at the popular Sagret Hotel in Nairobi. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Kenya's Answer To Barbecue Is Part Celebration, Part Test Of Manhood

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Mama Sofi, Pt. 2 Kakai Kilonzo
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What More Can I Say (Top Chillin') Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
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Study To Test 'Talking' Cars That Would Warn Drivers Of Unseen Dangers

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Ryan Nuckle helped found New York City's Ghost Bike Project in 2005, after three cyclists were killed in a single month. Nellie Large for NPR hide caption

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Where Cyclists Once Rode, Ghost Bikes Stand Vigil

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Many of the items in Kabul's Bush Bazaar are food and cleaning supplies that have presumably been stolen from NATO deliveries to Afghanistan. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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In Afghan Bazaar, U.S. Goods At Bargain Prices

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Everyday Aphrodesia
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