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11:03 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 4:16 pm

(This post was updated at 5 p.m.)

The Justice Department is suing North Carolina over that state's restrictive new voting law. The lawsuit takes aim at provisions that limit early voting periods and require a government photo ID as an illegal form of discrimination against minorities at the ballot box.

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TED Radio Hour
6:33 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

"Bees are vital to the pollination and production of our fruits and vegetables ... unfortunately, they're all in trouble" β€” Marla Spivak
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode "Everything Is Connected."

About Marla Spivak's TEDTalk

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why have certain colonies started dying in droves in recent decades? Researcher Marla Spivak reveals four reasons with tragic consequences.

About Marla Spivak

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TED Radio Hour
6:33 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Can 'Rewilding' Restore Vanishing Ecosystems?

James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:25 am

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode "Everything Is Connected."

About George Monbiot's TEDTalk

Wolves were native to the Yellowstone National Park until hunting wiped them out. In 1995, when the wolves began to come back, something interesting happened: The rest of the park began to find a new, more healthful balance.

About George Monbiot

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TED Radio Hour
6:32 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2?

Aerial view of Biosphere 2, where Jane Poynter lived for two years and 20 minutes.
Courtesy of Jane Poynter

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 12:50 pm

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode "Everything Is Connected."

About Jane Poynter's TEDTalk

Sustainability consultant Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2, a hermetically sealed environment in Arizona. The experience provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of conditions.

About Jane Poynter

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TED Radio Hour
6:32 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

What Listening To Nature Teaches Us About Changing Habitats

"In habitats that are pretty much untouched, the sound is organized and structured in such a way so that each critter establishes its own bandwidth" β€” Bernie Kraus
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Part 3 in the TED Radio Hour episode "Everything Is Connected."

About Bernie Krause's TEDTalk

Bernie Krause has been recording the wild β€” the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds β€” for 45 years. He has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe.

About Bernie Krause

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Deceptive Cadence
6:32 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

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Pablo Helguera for NPR

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 10:55 am

Got an idea for a classical cartoon or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, on Twitter @nprclassical, or on Facebook at NPR Classical.

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Monkey See
6:31 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Who Are You Calling A One-Hit Wonder?

Seen here in 2005: Ladies and gentlemen, The Click Five.
Brad Barket Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:53 am

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On this week's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we start by breaking down last weekend's very somber Emmy ceremony, from the repeated death announcements to the perplexing dance routines to a couple of welcome victories that put a more positive spin on the whole thing. Did the host impress? What about poor Shemar Moore? And who will defend interpretive dance?

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Alt.Latino
6:31 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

5 Latin Songs, Engineered To Cheer You Up

Celia Cruz, the queen of salsa.
Courtesy of the artist.

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 2:53 pm

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The Picture Show
6:31 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

The Journal Is The Destination (A Hat Tip To Dan Eldon)

Brenna
Michael Todd

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 2:14 pm

Habitual journaling has given society insight into the minds of great writers, from Franz Kafka to Virginia Woolf. But how does a photographer keep a journal? What happens when the pencil is secondary?

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The Two-Way
6:30 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Book News: Apple Seeks Patent For Digital Book-Signing Technology

The Apple logo.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 9:58 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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