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12:12 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Girl's Need Breathes Life Into Debate Over Organ Allocation

Sarah Murnaghan, on May 30, as she and her parents marked the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Murnaghan family AP

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 4:38 pm

The case of a Pennsylvania girl who is dying from cystic fibrosis has sparked an emotional debate over how the nation allocates lungs for transplantation.

Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan is in intensive care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia awaiting a lung transplant. Under the current rules, lungs from adults are offered to other adults and adolescents before being offered to children younger than 12.

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Monkey See
12:12 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado' As Romantic Comedy And Cop Show

Amy Acker as Beatrice eavesdrops in a scene from Joss Whedon's new film version of Much Ado About Nothing.
Roadside Attractions

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 1:24 pm

If you all think back all the way to when I was in Toronto last fall, you'll recall I was very enamored with Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, the story of the bickering lovers Beatrice and Benedick. And now, months later, this morning, he was on Morning Edition to talk about it with NPR's Renee Montagne.

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All Songs Considered
12:11 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

The Good Listener: How Do You Describe The Music You Love?

So you like Dawes. How do you explain the band's appeal to your friends?
Noah Abrams Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 1:03 pm

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From Scratch
12:10 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder Of Warby Parker

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 12:58 pm

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Neil Blumenthal, the co-founder of Warby Parker, a company that provides a pair of glasses to low-income people in more than 36 countries through non-profit partners like VisionSpring.

Harris also speaks with Bertrund and Roy Sosa, founders of NetSpend.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Monkey See
12:09 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

The Vexing Matter Of The Summer Blockbuster

In Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), and Gwyneth Paltrow reprises hers as his girlfriend, Pepper Potts.
Paramout Pictures

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 12:38 pm

On today's Here & Now from WBUR, I talked to host Robin Young about the weird situation of summer blockbusters — which can easily go the way of Iron Man 3 (hit!) or the way of After Earth (non-hit!) and it's not always easy to tell what you're going to get until it happens.

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Planet Money
12:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

NYT Excerpt: How Much Is Michael Bolton Worth to You?

Ilya S. Savenok Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 11:13 am

In his latest New York Times Magazine column, Adam Davidson looks at the secret science of scalping tickets. Here's an excerpt:

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
12:07 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

The Fat-Shaming Professor: A Twitter-Fueled Firestorm

Geoffrey Miller's account was public before his "obese PhD applicants" tweet. Now it's protected.
Screenshot

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 11:45 am

On Sunday, evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, a professor currently on leave from the University of New Mexico with a visiting position at New York University, tweeted a comment that sent shock waves through academia and beyond:

Dear obese PhD applicants: if you didn't have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won't have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth

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Monkey See
12:04 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

'So Much In This World We Can Learn': PBS Remixes Mr. Rogers Again

Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 8:53 am

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Monkey See
12:02 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Entirely Real Photos: Please Don't Cry On The One Direction Wax Figures

Madame Tussauds in London takes delivery of a bulk order of tissues after One Direction fans began to break down.
Ben A. Pruchnie Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 7:50 am

Hmm, tell me if this sounds like a publicity stunt to you.

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A Blog Supreme
12:02 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Ben Tucker: Remembering A Bassist And Citywide Icon

Ben Tucker.
Savannah College of Art and Design Courtesy of Savannah Music Festival

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 7:01 am

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