Tue March 19, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 9:55 pm

Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

This is the first in a series of commentaries by Adam on the theme of "How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand." Stay tuned to All Things Considered and 13.7 for future installments!

More than two centuries ago, the great poet William Blake offered the world the most extraordinary of possibilities:

To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower,

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Jason Cohn Reuters /Landov

The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.

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Tue March 19, 2013
It's All Politics

RNC Post-Election Report A Line In The Sand For Divided GOP

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 3:24 pm

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Win McNamee Getty Images

The release of a "postmortem" report on the 2012 national election by the Republican National Committee is either the first step toward the GOP's recovery or the latest sign that the party is headed for a breakup.

Or, it could be both.

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Tue March 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Doctor Will See You And A Dozen Strangers Now

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 1:59 pm

Group therapy is popular in mental health circles. Are group appointments for medical conditions worth a try?

If the idea of sharing your personal medical troubles with your doctor and a bunch of total strangers gives you sweaty palms, you're not alone.

Yet, a growing number of people are swallowing hard and doing it. Along the way, they're discovering that they can get more time with the doctor and learn a few things from their fellow patients by forgoing a one-on-one appointment for a group medical visit.

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Australia's Heron Island: A Canary In The Coal Mine For Coral Reefs?

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 11:02 am

Heron Island is located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, about 25 miles off the northeast coast of Australia.
Ted Mead Getty Images

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris traveled to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to find out how the coral reefs are coping with increased water temperature and increasing ocean acidity, brought about by our burning of fossil fuels. Day 1: Richard gets a hefty dose of bad news.

I've seen the future, and it isn't pretty.

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Student Planned To Stage Attack At Central Florida University

Former University of Central Florida student James Seevakumaran, who police say was planning to attack others in one of the school's dormitories. He killed himself instead.
Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel MCT /Landov

"It could have been a very bad day for everyone here."

That's University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary's conclusion after seeing the evidence that a former student at the school "drafted plans to kill others in his dormitory but changed his mind early Monday and took only his own life," The Orlando Sentinel writes.

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Tue March 19, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Strong, fast moving storms that moved across the state on Monday plunged thousands in the dark and also pounded the state with hail as large as quarters.  The National Weather Service said the the strongest of the storms had wind gusts nearing 75 miles per hour.  Dozens of communities from west to north Alabama are reporting moderate to severe storm damage.  There were no report of injuries.  Alabama Power said some 200,000 customers lost electricity at the height of the storm. 

Millbrook Teen Killed

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Tue March 19, 2013

Cyprus Proposes Exempting Smaller Deposits From Tax

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 10:42 am



Lawmakers in Cyprus are trying to ease rage over a proposed tax on all bank deposits by exempting people who have relatively small accounts. It's part of a bailout plan for that Mediterranean country negotiated with the E.U. and IMF over the weekend, but the compromise on taxes may not be enough for Cyprus' parliament to pass the plan.

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Tue March 19, 2013
SXSW: Live From Austin

Turning The Camera On The Crowd At SXSW

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 12:46 pm

A crowd awaits Mother Falcon's first official show at The Parish, a local venue, on Tuesday, March 12.
Tamir Kalifa

Another South by Southwest festival has come and gone. And, as usual, there's been no shortage of media coverage for the events. But here's a slightly different perspective from Tamir Kalifa. By day, he's a photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. But he's also a member of the band Mother Falcon, a "17-piece rock orchestra of sorts," NPR's Stephen Thomspon says.

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Pope's Pledge To Protect Poor; Dueling Claims In Syria

Pope Francis as he arrived in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday for his inaugural Mass.
Alessandro Bianchi Reuters /Landov