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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Obamas Release 2012 Financial Disclosure

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 7:11 pm

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have released their latest financial disclosure form, which covers 2012.

Their assets are reported in ranges, as per the rules for public officials. Here are some highlights:

-- Assets of between $1.8 million and $7 million, including Treasury notes worth $1 million-$5 million, $250,001-$500,000 in a checking account and $100,001-$250,000 in Treasury bills.

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This Is NPR
10:39 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Work It! NPR Staff Give And Take Advice For Women On The Job

This credo was quick to catch on at the She Works site and around the NPR building too. "Some pearls around HQ from @nprnews #sheworks project," NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) said on Twitter.
Ari Shapiro NPR's She Works

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 5:18 pm

As part of NPR's series The Changing Lives Of Women, our fearless female journalists are answering tough questions about their careers and offering insight into what it means to "have it all." Nina Totenberg, Audie Cornish and others responded in online essays and some took their best mantras to social media as well.

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Planet Money
10:39 am
Sun May 19, 2013

We're Making T-Shirts. Lots And Lots Of T-Shirts.

Kickstarter

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 1:26 pm

Two weeks ago, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a t-shirt and tell the story of how it was made. As we wrote on our Kickstarter page:

We'll meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn, and cut and sew the fabric. We'll ride on the cargo ships that bring our t-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the US. And we'll examine the crazy tangle of international regulations which govern the t-shirt trade the whole way.

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The Record
10:37 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Canadian Astronaut's Accompanist

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The video of Commander Hadfield's performance of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" has been viewed more than 11 million times since it was posted to YouTube.
YouTube

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 8:26 am

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The Two-Way
10:37 am
Sun May 19, 2013

On Sunday News Shows, Obama Official Plays Defense

President Obama walks across the tarmac to greet well-wishers on Sunday upon his arrival in Atlanta, Ga., where he will attend the commencement at Morehouse College.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Talk during the Sunday news shows today focused expectedly on the trifecta of scandals — IRS targeting of conservative groups, the seizure of AP phone records and the attack of the Benghazi consulate — rocking the Obam

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All Songs Considered
10:36 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Do You Have A Favorite Record Label?

Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 9:13 pm

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The Two-Way
10:36 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency In 3 States

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency during a live broadcast on state television on Tuesday.
Utomi Ekpei AFP/Getty

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan imposed states of emergency in three states Wednesday, promising to send more soldiers to the northeast to put down a growing threat from militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram group and an offshoot, Ansaru.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

For The Love Of Science: A Call To Action

Mountains in the area where Marcelo first explored the wonders of the natural world.
Leonardo Pallotta Flickr

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:06 pm

People often ask me how I got interested in science. I wish I could answer that I had a mentor when I was a child, that a biologist or a physicist visited my school when I was in third grade and transformed my life. But that's not what happened to me and, sadly, not what happens to the vast majority of children.

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Political Junkie
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

It's ScuttleButton Time!

Ken Rudin collection

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:34 am

We know how the president feels about it. "We don't have time to be playing these kinds of political games in Washington," Barack Obama said on Monday, in what many took to be a full attack on ScuttleButton, America's favorite political game.

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Monkey See
10:35 am
Sun May 19, 2013

What's On TV This Fall? The Networks Roll Out Their New Shows

Betsy Brandt and Michael J. Fox star in NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, coming this fall.
Eric Liebowitz NBC

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:26 am

This was the week of the broadcast network "upfront" presentations, which are the splashy ads for new programming that networks show to advertisers to entice them into ignoring their fears that everybody is fast-forwarding through all the commercials anyway.

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