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2:57 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

A Closer Look At Yemen, Post-Arab Spring

A farmer and his donkey plow a field on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 8, 2013. (Hani Mohammed/AP)

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Observers say Yemen is managing its post-Arab Spring transition better than its neighbors.

That’s impressive, considering that it’s the poorest country in the Arab world, with one-third of its people undernourished. It’s also one of the world’s driest countries.

On American minds is the threat from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). But what’s on Yemeni minds?

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2:57 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

High Numbers Of Dead Dolphins On East Coast

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Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Scientists along the East Coast are alarmed and puzzled by the number of dead bottlenose dolphins that have been washing up on beaches from Virginia to New York.

At least 91 dolphins washed up in July alone. Compare that to just nine last year, and 16 the year before.

There’s no word yet on what’s causing the increase.

It appears that four had been sick with pneumonia and one died of morbillivirus, which killed hundreds of dolphins along the East Coast in the 1980s.

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2:57 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Amber Alert For Southern California Children Expands

This composite photo provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows: James Lee Dimaggio, 40, left, Ethan Anderson, 8, and Hannah Anderson, 16. (San Diego Sheriff's Department via AP)

Originally published on Sat August 10, 2013 8:07 pm

The amber alert that was issued in California for two children, Hannah and Ethan Anderson, ages 16 and 8, has been extended to Washington and Oregon.

The children went missing from a Southern California community near San Diego.

The suspect is a family friend, James "Jim" Lee DiMaggio. He's believed to be driving a Nissan Versa, California license plate 6WCU986. Officials think it was sighted Wednesday afternoon in southern Oregon.

Even as the alert extends north, officials are also looking for the suspect in Mexico.

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2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Austin Music Goes Beyond City Limits

An image from the cover of Wiretree's latest album "Get Up." (Wiretree)

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Music journalist David Brown of KUT and KUTX joins us to talk about the latest new music out of Austin, Texas.

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NPR Story
2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Egypt Peace Talks End In 'Dangerous Stalemate'

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi continue their sit-ins in Cairo and beyond. Morsi’s opponents are in Tahrir Square.

As most Egyptians mark the end of Ramadan, the political situation in Egypt remains a tense and dangerous one.

Peace talks in Egypt ended yesterday, and the United States and the European Union issued a joint statement saying the country is in a “dangerous stalemate.”

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2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Medical Crowdfunding Attracts Top Silicon Valley Investors

Alice in Kenya received $205 through Watsi to pay for the safe delivery of her baby. (Watsi)

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:08 pm

Watsi has become the first charitable company to raise over $1 million in funding from traditional “angel investors” in Silicon Valley.

The non-profit had already made history when it received backing from Paul Graham‘s elite Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator.

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2:55 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Why America Is Drinking Less Beer

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Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:39 pm

Derek Thompson recently wrote for the Atlantic about the decline of the beer drinker.

According to Gallup’s new alcoholic preferences survey, the steepest decline in beer drinkers has occurred among young people and non-white drinkers.

“In other words,” Thompson writes, “the fastest-growing segments of the country are also running the fastest away from brews.”

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All Songs Considered
2:55 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Good Listener: How Do You Break Into Music Journalism?

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Originally published on Sat August 10, 2013 8:12 am

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the heavily taped packages that can't be opened without the aid of a utility knife and a blowtorch is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This week: an array of tips for anyone hoping to launch and sustain a career in music journalism.

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Found Recipes
2:55 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Don't Let The Price Of Pine Nuts Keep You From Pesto

Julia della Croce says pistachio pesto is an economical — and delicious — alternative when Italian pine nuts can cost up to $120 per pound.
Nathan Hoyt Courtesy of Julia della Croce

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 4:10 pm

Basil is growing thick and leafy in many backyard gardens throughout the U.S. right now, which means many people are thinking about pesto. It's one of the more basic sauces you can make — in addition to basil, all you need is Parmesan or Romano cheese, a little garlic, some extra virgin olive oil and Italian pine nuts.

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2:47 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Veteran Documents His Unit In Tintype Photographs

"Lieutenant/Co-pilot," a tintype made by Ed Drew in Afghanistan. (Ed Drew, Courtesy of the Robert Koch Gallery)

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 7:29 am

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