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11:35 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Tech Guru Guy Kawasaki Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Guy Kawasaki

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 10:01 am

Thirty years ago, Guy Kawasaki went to work for a computer company that was trying to change the business with a product named after a fruit. Since helping launch the Macintosh computer, Kawasaki has been a venture capitalist, an author and a business consultant.

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The Two-Way
11:33 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Wayward Dolphin In Polluted New York Canal Dies

A common dolphin comes up for air in a section of the Gowanus Canal after getting stuck in Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Michael Heiman Getty Images

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:12 pm

We've got some sad news, this evening: The AP is reporting that the dolphin that somehow found its way into a polluted New York City canal has died.

The New York Daily News explains that because the Gowanus Canal is so polluted, it would imperil any humans who went into the water.

So for hours, footage from TV news helicopters showed the dolphin in the canal and humans watching hopelessly.

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This Is NPR
11:32 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Reason #17 To Love NPR

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Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 1:36 pm

From Kabul to Beijing, NPR correspondents are based in 17 international bureaus. Count them all up here.

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

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11:32 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 4:24 pm

Bill Evans is one of the giants of jazz piano.

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Field Recordings
11:32 am
Sat January 26, 2013

The Ebene Quartet Powers Through Mendelssohn

Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 4:21 pm

The Paris-based Quatuor Ebene — the "Ebony Quartet" — has risen fast in the musical world with two separate artistic identities. In recent years, audiences have gotten to know the "other" Ebenes — the sophisticated cover band that plays everything from "Miserlou" (the Pulp Fiction theme) to jazz to "Someday My Prince Will Come" (yes, the one from Disney's Snow White).

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All Songs Considered
11:32 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Watch The 1950s Get Its Mind Blown

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Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 10:16 pm

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Planet Money
11:31 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Planet Money: How Office Politics Could Take Down Europe

Andreas Georgiou (left) is the technocrat charged with running the Greek statistics office. Konstantinos Skordas (right) sits on a governing board for the statistics office
Chana Joffe-Walt NPR

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 11:46 am

Note: This is an updated version of a podcast that originally aired in Dec., 2011.

If you're looking for the beginning — and, possibly, the end — of the European financial crisis, you can find it in a single building: The Greek statistics office, at 46 Peireos Street in Athens.

We visited recently and found what may be the world's most high-stakes game of office politics.

On one side: The technocrats, led by Andreas Georgiou, who was appointed last year to run the office.

On the other : The old guard, including Konstantinos Skordas.

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Movie Reviews
11:31 am
Sat January 26, 2013

'Parker': An Icy Thriller With A Satisfying Sheen

Career-criminal Parker (Jason Statham) plays by his own set of rules, his icy demeanor masking a man who ultimately knows exactly what he wants.
Jack English Film District

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 2:26 pm

In the strictest terms, Jason Statham isn't the perfect candidate to play Parker, the single-minded career criminal created by the late Donald E. Westlake (working under the pseudonym Richard Stark). Statham, despite having built a career playing rough-and-tumble skull-busters, is just too much of a big pussycat.

As Westlake himself explained, Parker is angry: "Not hot angry — cold angry." Statham, with those inquisitive, cautious eyes and that slow-burning purr of a voice, can act cold, but he can never be cold. Even at his coolest, he's all heat.

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The Salt
11:31 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Haul Out the Haggis, It's Time to Celebrate Burns Night

Haggis is traditionally served with mashed neeps and tatties, or turnips and potatoes.
Bernt Rostad via Flickr

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 1:32 pm

Don't fear the haggis. Just think of it as a big, round sausage. That's what it is anyway.

Haggis is Scotland's national dish and every year on (or near) Jan. 25, it plays the starring role in Burns Suppers held around the world in celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns on his birthday.

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All Songs Considered
11:30 am
Sat January 26, 2013

First Watch: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

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Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 4:02 am

Adam Green (The Moldy Peaches) and singer Binki Shapiro (Little Joy) were both going through breakups when they wrote "Just To Make Me Feel Good," a deceptively breezy cut from the duo's debut, self-titled collection of late '60s folk-pop. In their new video for the song, Green and Shapiro wander the city streets, lamenting a lost love and all the little things each of them took for granted.

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