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8:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

NSA Leaks Caused Terrorists To Change Tactics, Senator Says

Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speak to the media about the controversial National Security Agency programs.
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Originally published on Sun June 16, 2013 12:22 pm

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss tells NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday that information leaked to the media by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has caused terrorists to change their tactics to thwart detection.

Asked if Snowden, believed to be in hiding in Hong Kong, qualified as a "traitor" who should face U.S. justice, Chambliss, R-Ga., replied, "If he's not a traitor, then he's pretty darn close to it.

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Parallels
8:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

The Battered Old Car That Drove My Father's American Dream

Old Goldie lacked heat and air conditioning, smelled bad and rarely started on the first try. But my father loved her anyway.
Kakissis Family Photo

Originally published on Sun June 16, 2013 4:42 pm

Sometime in 1975, in the first few months after my family moved from Athens, Greece, to Rapid City, S.D., my father bought a junky, gigantic gold Oldsmobile that cost $200.

My sister and I called the car Old Goldie, a name meant to evoke a tough old broad with a glamorous past. My father loved her. It was behind her oversized wheel that he learned β€” at 40 β€” to drive.

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Music
8:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Hanson Offers A Bold New 'Anthem'

Brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have been playing together since 1992.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun June 16, 2013 9:36 am

Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson achieved ubiquity in 1997 with "MMMBop," the mega-hit with the wordless, sing-along hook. But the brothers β€” aged 16, 14 and 11 at the time β€” had already been playing together for years. And they're still going.

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Music News
8:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')

The Beatles pose in Liverpool's Derby Square in February 1963 β€” the year, according to author Colin Fleming, that yielded the band's most definitive work.
Michael Ward Getty Images

Originally published on Sun June 16, 2013 5:15 pm

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Sunday Puzzle
8:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

You'd Better Sit Tight For This One

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Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 1:08 am

On-air challenge: Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts SI and the second word starts with T. For example, given "unadorned set of facts," you would say, "simple truth."

Last week's challenge: Name a movie in two words β€” five letters in each word. Both words start with vowels. Take one letter in the first word, move it two spaces later in the alphabet, and rearrange the result. You'll get the second word in the movie's title. What movie is it?

Answer: After Earth

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Movies I've Seen A Million Times
8:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

The Movie Jesse Eisenberg Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 6:15 pm

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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Author Interviews
8:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Telling Stories About Ourselves In 'The Faraway Nearby'

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Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Rebecca Solnit begins her new memoir, The Faraway Nearby, with a question: "What's your story?"

"It's all in the telling," she says. "Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of the world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:09 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Not My Job: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin On Getting Mooned

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Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 10:14 am

You probably know that Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. But that guy in all the pictures from the first moon landing? That's Buzz Aldrin. So here's a lesson for you all: It doesn't matter if you're the first guy out of the spaceship, just as long as you make the other guy hold the camera.

So sure, Aldrin has been to the moon, but what does he know about mooning? We've invited him to play a game called "Drop your pants and take a bow" β€” three questions about exposing one's buttocks.

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Code Switch
8:08 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

New Ads Still Warn A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

For the first time, the United Negro College Fund is using real prospective college students in its ads in lieu of actors.
United Negro College Fund

Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 6:10 pm

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StoryCorps
8:08 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Dad Follows The Moon To Find Military Son's Resting Place

Robert Stokely and his son, Michael, who died on deployment in Iraq in 2005.
Courtesy of Robert Stokely

Originally published on Sat June 15, 2013 3:40 pm

"While he was in Iraq, at night I couldn't sleep," Robert Stokely says of his son, Michael.

Sgt. Michael Stokely served in the Georgia Army National Guard. He was deployed to Iraq in 2005.

"I used to look at the moon a lot," Robert says, "and I told Mike, 'When you see the moon, know that eight hours later I'll see it too, and I'll think about you.' "

On Aug. 8, 2005, Michael called his father, and Robert asked if he would still be coming home in two weeks. "I can't take this anymore," he said.

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