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8:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Does China Deserve A Seat On The U.N. Human Rights Council?

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, last year.
Anja Niedringhaus AP

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:00 pm

The United Nations elected 14 members to the Humans Rights Council on Tuesday, but some of the picks are seen as controversial.

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NPR Story
8:09 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kentucky Health Exchange Shines As Federal Site Stumbles

Screenshot from Kentucky's health exchange website, kyenroll.ky.gov

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 3:51 pm

Kentucky’s state-run exchange Kynect has succeeded in enrolling more than 15,000 people in health insurance since it began running Oct. 1. Kentucky is one of 17 states that runs its own marketplace for uninsured people to shop for coverage.

Kentucky’s exchange ran into a few technical problems on its opening day, but state tech workers quickly added new servers and solved the problems.

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NPR Story
8:09 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Delayed September Jobs Report Finally Out

A "Help Wanted" sign is displayed at the Black Dog Bakery in Tisbury, Mass., Oct. 15, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 3:51 pm

The September jobs numbers are out and employers added 148,000 jobs. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent from 7.3 in August.

The monthly report that’s usually released on the first Friday of the month was delayed because of the partial government shutdown.

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the numbers.

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Generation Listen
8:08 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Generation Listen - What's Next?

NPR

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:32 pm

Welcome To The Generation Listen Tribe.

Generation Listen was born as Danielle Deabler's passion project. She knew public radio's future was dependent on finding the next generation of fans and supporters. She enlisted the help of several colleagues across the organization that shared her vision – and we spent many hours together talking about how to build and grow the effort.

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Generation Listen
8:04 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Generation Listen Launch Event At SXSWi

Robert DeLong at the SXSWi Generation Listen launch event.
NPR

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 11:09 am

Generation Listen was officially launched at the 2013 SXSWi event in Austin, Texas. The event, co-hosted with our friends at KUT, featured Guy Raz and music by Robert DeLong.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Generation Listen
8:04 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Generation Listen Attends Weekend In Washington

Generation Listen members prepare to tour the new NPR HQ.
Danielle Deabler NPR

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 11:11 am

Members of Generation Listen attends NPR's Weekend In Washington.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Generation Listen
8:03 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Introducing Generation Listen

NPR

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 11:12 am

We are actively building a community of young NPR listeners who share our curiosity about the world, and our passion for creating a more informed and engaged public. Generation Listen is a conscious movement to connect NPR with younger audiences and connect those fans to one another.

It's time for us to get better at finding you where you are and what is most relevant to your lives. And when we get there, we want to hang out — whether in cyberspace, over the air, or through events — and exchange ideas and smart conversation.

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Generation Listen
8:03 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

About

Chloe Cleman

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:50 am

WE ARE GENERATION LISTEN. We believe a great story can change your day, your life and the world. It is our connective tissue. It is our common denominator. It is a reflection of who we are, and who we want to become: critical, empathetic, educated and inspired. We want to look at the past 40 years of integrity-driven content that NPR has created and incite the next 40. We use the tools of today with the hope for tomorrow.

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The Two-Way
4:47 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Chicago's Legendary Billy Goat Tavern May Be Displaced

Billy Goat wanders around the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago in 2003, when the Cubs lost the seven-game National League Championship Series.
Steve Matteo AP

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:58 pm

A huge, expensive new building planned for construction in Chicago may temporarily displace the legendary Billy Goat Tavern.

The subterranean tavern has remained the same since it moved to that location in 1964.

The Chicago Tribune spoke to owner Sam Sianis:

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Shots - Health News
4:43 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Shift In Cholesterol Advice Could Double Statin Use

Statin drugs to lower cholesterol have become among the most widely prescribed prescription medications in the United States.
Bill Gallery ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 1:57 pm

After decades of cajoling Americans to know their cholesterol level and get it down as low as possible, the nation's leading heart specialists are changing course.

Cholesterol is still important. But new guidelines published Tuesday afternoon throw out the notion that a specific blood cholesterol level should automatically trigger treatment with cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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