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3:45 am
Mon June 24, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Is A Man On The Move

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:54 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

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Microphone Check
9:42 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs

J. Cole performing at KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, Calif., on June 9.
Steve Jennings Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 5:18 pm

  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With J Cole

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Music News
9:42 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee relaxes in the west Philadelphia house where her second album, Cerulean Salt, was recorded.
Will Figg for NPR

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 5:13 pm

"I kind of came to everyone and was like, 'Guys. What if we call it ... Blue.' "

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Author Interviews
9:42 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Punter Kluwe Muses On Life, The Universe And 'Sparkleponies'

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Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 12:55 pm

Most NFL punters spend the majority of their time focusing on one thing: kicking the ball, and kicking it well. But Chris Kluwe β€” the most successful punter the Minnesota Vikings ever had and now signed to Oakland β€” has a few other things on his mind. Like bad drivers, and the proper degree of pressure for a handshake. And more substantive issues, like gay marriage.

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Music
9:40 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Bernhoft: A Norwegian Hard Rocker Dives Into Funky Soul

Norwegian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jarle Bernhoft.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 8:53 am

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Education
9:40 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

What Happens Without Affirmative Action: The Story Of UCLA

Students at the University of California, Los Angeles, rally in October to protest claims that race factored into the school's admission decisions.
Neil Bedi The Daily Bruin

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 12:10 pm

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that may shake up race-conscious admissions in higher education. The justices could change the shape of affirmative action or even strike it down altogether.

California is one of eight states that have already scrapped affirmative action. That means state schools can no longer consider the race of its applicants. At the University of California, Los Angeles, the change has been messy, ambiguous β€” and sometimes a little ugly.

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Sunday Puzzle
9:39 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Keep Calm As A Clam

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Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 11:27 am

On-air challenge: Every answer is a two-word phrase in which both words start with C and are anagrams of each other. For example, "tranquil sea creature" would be "calm clam."

Last week's challenge from listener Eric Timar of Falls Church, Va.: Write down these five words: "mate," "peck," "miss," "pot" and "blunder." There is something very unusual they have in common. What is it? And, can you name one other word with the same property?

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The Sunday Conversation
9:39 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Breaking Into The Business World With 'Woman-Friendly' Model

Stephanie Shirley says there have been improvements in flexible work schedules since she implemented the practice in the '60s.
Courtesy of Dame Stephanie Shirley

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 12:16 pm

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley started a software company in 1962. FI Group, now known as Xansa, was "a company of women, a company for women," Shirley says. She wanted to create a new business model, encouraging women to work in the tech industry β€” with flexible schedules.

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Parallels
9:38 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Concrete Floors! No Working Toilet! Just $200K In Shanghai

Apartments, apartments, everywhere; nor any flat to buy: Survey after survey reveals that young Chinese are stressed out β€” and skyrocketing property prices are one of the main reasons.
Zhuo Yang NPR

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 5:21 am

Every weekend, I rise at 7 a.m. to get on the subway to hunt for apartments. The cheapest two-bedroom homes in the suburbs of Shanghai cost $200,000 or more, which would take me more than 12 years to pay off β€” if I don't spend a dime of what I make.

This is the reality of China's boom. After decades of explosive growth, the cost of living in China's big cities has skyrocketed, and many young people have been priced out of the housing market.

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The Protojournalist
9:37 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Xtreme Goes Mainstream

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 1:53 am

Does extreme mean anything anymore? Take the X Games. When the competitions began in 1995, the idea of defying gravity with skate- and snowboards was fringey and far out. Now the X games seem to come around every month or so. Snowboarder Shaun White has chewing gum named for him. Extreme weather happens nearly every day. Political extremists get elected all the time.

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