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It's All Politics
10:54 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Why The IRS Scandal Is Built To Last

Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller (right) and J. Russell George, a Treasury inspector general, take the oath before testifying on before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 7:41 pm

Of all the controversies swirling around the Obama White House, the Internal Revenue Service scandal seems likeliest to have the longest shelf life.

While the Benghazi affair has long been in the news, it's never really taken off as an issue beyond the Republican base.

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This Is NPR
10:53 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Leave Your Public Radio Voice at Home: NPR Runners Sprint With Spirit

Megan Johnson NPR

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 4:57 pm

Who says people in public radio can't make some noise? On Wednesday, some members of the NPR staff showed their vocal chops by cheering on fellow teammates at the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile run for charity held in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park.

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Pop Culture
10:51 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Previously, On Arrested Development

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 10:41 am

We wrote down all the recurring gags in every episode (like Lindsay's charities), how they connect to each other, and when they were being foreshadowed (like when Buster lost his hand).

Click for obsessive detail: http://apps.npr.org/arrested-development/

Planet Money
10:50 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Planet Money: Getting It Right

How much is it worth?
NPR

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 3:20 pm

On today's show: Three short stories about trying to figure out what things are really worth.

When Lady Gaga writes a song, does that count as economic output? Is a $20 bill worth $20 in Myanmar? (Spoiler: Probably not.) And how should a young grad decide what to do with his life?

Also: An update on our t-shirt project.

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Song Travels
10:49 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Joshua Bell And Jeremy Denk On 'Song Travels'

"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there."
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 2:21 pm

Together, violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk make for one of the most dynamic duos in the classical music world. The two have been recording and performing together in the classical repertoire for almost a decade, and have become equally at home thumbing through the pages of the Great American Songbook.

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From Scratch
10:49 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Jessica Rolph And Shazi Visram, Co-Founders Of HappyBaby

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 11:38 am

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Jessica Rolph and Shazi Visram, co-founders of HappyBaby, an organic baby food company.

Harris also speaks with Stephen McDonnell, founder of Applegate Farms, a natural meat company.

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

Ask Me Another
10:48 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Ophira's Favorites: Round 3

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:28 am

In the final set of host Ophira Eisenberg's favorite games, we try to identify literary classics and bestsellers based on their actual Amazon one-star reviews in "Everyone's A Critic." House musician Jonathan Coulton attempts a round of "Radio Pictionary," asking contestants to identify corporate logos by a description of his drawings. Finally, with the help of recent VIP Michael Ian Black, host Ophira Eisenberg re-imagines famous advertising slogans as if they were delivered by Valley Girls, in "Just Do It?"

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Ask Me Another
10:48 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Ophira's Favorites: Round 2

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:10 am

We continue the hour of games handpicked by host Ophira Eisenberg with a tribute to a Billy Joel classic. In "We Didn't Start The Fire," house musician Jonathan Coulton rewrites some couplets of this oft-attempted, oft-maligned karaoke hit to quiz contestants about a few of its historical references. Jonathan also plays a cover of Billy Joel's "Pressure." Plus, Ophira chats with author Chuck Klosterman about his personal quirks, music, and pop culture.

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Ask Me Another
10:48 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Ophira's Favorites: Round 1

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:31 am

Host Ophira Eisenberg begins the hour by exploring the international gustatory delights of...McDonald's. You know that "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" is a Big Mac. But do you know what's in a McAloo Tikki Burger, or where you can buy one? If so, play along to "Where In The World Is Ronald McDonald?" Plus, we mind our manners in a game called "The Mad Men's Guide to Etiquette."

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TED Radio Hour
10:47 am
Sun May 19, 2013

How Do You Get People To Pay For Music?

Musician Amanda Palmer says she learned about trust and giving when she was a street performer.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 8:37 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Giving It Away.

About Amanda Palmer's TEDTalk

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