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10:54 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Protecting Public Media, One Story at a Time

NPR

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 3:47 pm

So many of us have one: a moment that triggered the passionate public media junkie inside.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Human Emotions Explained In 60 Short Interviews

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Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 2:48 pm

In some sense we're all experts in emotion. We experience emotion every day, all the time. We constantly observe the emotional responses of others, and we often make decisions based on anticipated emotions: we pursue something because we think it will make us happy, or avoid something because we worry it will anger someone else.

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All Songs Considered
10:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Question Of The Week: What Music Will You Be Nostalgic For In 20 Years?

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Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 6:26 am

Earlier this week week we asked you to look ahead 20 years from now, and guess what music from today you'll be the most nostalgic about. There were some great suggestions, including Wilco, Outkast and Sufjan Stevens.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
10:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Alice Russell: Tiny Desk Concert

Alice Russell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013.
Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 5:22 pm

There's nothing restrained about an Alice Russell performance: It's emotionally fiery from the start and just gets hotter and grittier — especially when she's singing "To Dust," the title track from her first new solo album in almost five years.

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Krulwich Wonders...
10:51 am
Wed July 17, 2013

I Bet I Can Create A 25 Million-Year-Old False Alarm, Says Biologist E.O. Wilson

Noah Poritz Science Source

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 3:33 pm

The world's most famous ant-scholar likes to daydream. "So much good science — and perhaps all of great science," he writes in his new book "has its roots in fantasy."

Here's his.

After seeing Jurassic Park, where scientists clone dinosaurs from the blood of ancient dino-biting mosquitoes,Wilson thought: Hmmm, that's a little far-fetched, but I bet I can do a version that might be "really and truly possible."

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This Is NPR
10:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Host ProFile: 'My Job Is Like The Master Of Ceremonies For A Three Ring Circus.'

Snap Judgment Host Glynn Washington.
NPR

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:52 am

"It's the Robert Frost thing: the roads diverge, and you have to make a choice. You always wonder what your life would have been if you'd gone the other way."

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NPR Story
10:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Trial Of Ex-Goldman Sachs Vice President Begins

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Fabrice Tourre enters Manhattan federal court on the first day of his trial, Monday, July 15, 2013, in New York. (Louis Lanzano/AP)

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Jury selection commences today for the trial of a former Goldman Sachs vice president, Fabrice Tourre.

The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that Tourre, or “Fabulous Fab” as he was known, and Goldman Sachs misled investors, “about a financial-crisis era transaction that ultimately cost investors more than $1 billion when the housing market collapsed,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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NPR Story
10:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Egyptians Come To Grips With Political Upheaval

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Egypt has seen two leaders deposed in under three years. So how do people in different parts of the country feel now?

The BBC’s Ahmed Maher is on the road to find out, and filed this report from the city of Ismailia.

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NPR Story
10:49 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Will The Latest Abortion Laws Hold Up In Court?

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-FortWorth, right, stands with fellow senators as Texas Senate debates abortion bill HB2, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Slate legal affairs editor Emily Bazelon writes that Texas joins 11 other states where abortions are banned at some point in the second trimester of pregnancy such as after 20 weeks, but it’s unlikely that those kinds of laws will pass muster at the Supreme Court.

It’s also unclear where courts will come down on new laws in 12 states, including Texas, that restrict access to abortion-inducing medication.

And 26 states now have laws that increase regulations on abortion clinics, such as requiring providers to have hospital admitting privileges.

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NPR Story
10:49 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Zimmerman's Legal Fight May Continue

Activists on Union Square stand with a cut out photo of Trayvon Martin, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of volunteer neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Thousands of demonstrators from across the country – chanting, praying and even fighting tears – protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.

Rallies on Sunday were largely peaceful as demonstrators voiced their support for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s family and decried Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict as a miscarriage of justice.

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