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3:24pm

Wed April 16, 2014
Sports

From Cuba To LA Baseball Diamond, Yasiel Puig's Dangerous Odyssey

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 7:20 pm

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1:52pm

Wed April 16, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 2:15 pm

Jessica Grose, who writes for Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek and Fast Company, says that millennials have been mischaracterized in the media.
Samuel LaHoz Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The "millennial generation" has been getting a bad rap in popular culture in recent years. Millennials, roughly defined as people born in the 1980s and '90s, frequently see themselves depicted as entitled, coddled and narcissistic.

But many — including millennials themselves — dispute those characterizations. Young adults today are tolerant, civic-minded and entrepreneurial, they note, and are thriving despite entering into a tight job market, often with significant amounts of student loan debt.

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2:41am

Wed April 16, 2014
Paying For College

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 3:33 pm

Paying for college presents a tremendous hurdle to many families, from wading through paperwork and navigating financial aid to understanding the long-term implications of college debt.

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3:15pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Music Interviews

Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 7:25 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

And we're going to talk now with Dan Wilson. You may think you don't know him, but you do. He's your favorite songwriter's favorite co-writer. For instance, power ballads with Adele? Check.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SOMEONE LIKE YOU")

ADELE: (Singing) Never mind, I'll find someone like you.

CORNISH: Hooks for hip hop royalty like Nas? Check.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROSES")

NAS: (Rapping) Heard you tear a rose from the roots, the rose screams.

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2:36pm

Tue April 15, 2014
The Salt

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Ukrainians have been crafting elaborately decorated eggs for thousands of years.
Konstantin Chernichkin Reuters/Landov

As Nancy Shute reported in 2012, Ukrainians have for centuries practiced an ancient form of art, drawing intricate patterns on eggs using a traditional method that involves a stylus and wax.

It's called pysanky, and it's alive and well in Ukraine and Ukrainian immigrant communities around the world.

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3:15pm

Mon April 14, 2014
Space

For All You Need To Know About The Blood Moon, Ask Mr. Eclipse

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 5:42 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MOONDANCE")

VAN MORRISON: (Singing) Well, it's a marvelous night for a moon dance with the stars up above in your eyes.

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5:07pm

Sun April 13, 2014
Africa

Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

Originally published on Sun April 13, 2014 6:03 pm

The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, has created a massive humanitarian crisis. More than 2 million Syrians have left the country in an attempt to escape the conflict. Millions more have been displaced inside Syria, forced to leave their homes to survive.

In March, the United Nations World Food Programme reported that a potential drought in the area could significantly hurt food production in Syria:

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3:59pm

Sun April 13, 2014
Around the Nation

Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

Originally published on Sun April 13, 2014 6:03 pm

Do any of these students remember what Vice President Joe Biden said in June 2012?
Wilfredo Lee AP

It's that time of year when colleges and universities send out press releases touting which coveted commencement speakers they've snagged.

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4:15pm

Sat April 12, 2014
The Salt

When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 5:46 pm

Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame and shellfish.
Courtesy of Laurel Francoeur

Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy was about a year old when he had his first life- threatening allergic reaction. She took him to the doctor when hives started to cover his whole body. Tests revealed severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame and shellfish.

Like many parents of children with severe food allergies, Francoeur faces a host of unique challenges.

"It's a lot of planning," she says. "You have to always plan where you're going, how you're going to eat when you get there. Will the food be safe? Will he have something to eat?"

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8:04am

Sat April 12, 2014
Author Interviews

Jackie Collins' Mob Princess Serves Up A Cookbook You Can't Refuse

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Courtesy of St. Martin's Press

Lucky Santangelo is a household name — at least, in those households where the shelves are packed with Jackie Collins novels. And considering there are more than 500 million copies sold, well, Santangelo's certainly got a fan base.

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3:06pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Sports

NBA Commish Wades Into Debate Over Paying College Players

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 7:13 pm

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver made news by suggesting the league's willingness to pay college basketball players. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains what might mean for professionals and students.

9:54am

Fri April 11, 2014
The Salt

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 6:41 am

"The egg is a lens through which to view the entire craft of cooking," says food writer Michael Ruhlman.
Donna Turner Ruhlman

Just in time for Easter, food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that will likely change the way you think about the egg. At the very least, you may learn how to spruce up your scrambled egg technique.

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient is a guide to perfecting the most familiar of egg dishes — from poached to hard boiled — but also mastering béarnaise sauce and meringues.

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4:12am

Fri April 11, 2014
Africa

African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 12:55 pm

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power addresses top officials from the African peacekeeping mission in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Wednesday.
Jerome Delay AP

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide: three months of slaughter in which nearly a million people were killed.

As a scholar, Samantha Power wrote extensively about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda and bring the genocide to an end. Now, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Power led the American delegation to memorial services in Rwanda this past Monday.

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2:56am

Fri April 11, 2014
StoryCorps

One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 7:24 am

Ernest Greene (left) accompanied Collin Smith to college. When Collin graduated, the school awarded Ernest an honorary degree.
StoryCorps

When he was a high school sophomore, Collin Smith was in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic.

Ernest Greene, 50 years Collin's senior, had never met Collin, but he attended the same church. And when he heard about Collin's accident, he decided he wanted to help. He offered to do whatever Collin needed, from taking him to school to helping him shave. And when Collin began college, Ernest went too.

"What made you want to go to college with me?" Collin, now 23, asked Ernest in a visit to StoryCorps in Asheboro, N.C.

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2:53am

Fri April 11, 2014
Paying For College

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 8:38 am

Student loan debt forces many young adults to make hard choices about how they spend their money — and can prevent them from making investments that will pay off down the road.
David Sacks Getty Images

Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. Morning Edition recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of the financial burden they took on as students.

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