12:21pm

Mon May 20, 2013
Books

Christine Ha: From MasterChef To Home Kitchen

When Christine Ha won MasterChef in 2012, she blew the reality TV show judges away with her Vietnamese influenced cooking. But what really impressed viewers was that she had total control in the kitchen, even though she's blind. Host Michel Martin speaks to Christine Ha about her new cookbook Recipes from my Home Kitchen.

12:21pm

Mon May 20, 2013
Politics

Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, when you think about poverty in this country, you might think about certain people living in certain places. It turns out that some of those old assumptions are wrong. For example, more poor people now live in the suburbs. We'll talk about why that is in just a few minutes.

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11:56am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Look Inside A Grizzly Bear's Mouth

That's a grizzly bear about to try to swallow a camera.
Brad Josephs

When a 3-year-old grizzly in Alaska came upon a GoPro camera that adventure guide Brad Josephs had set up in the wild, the encounter produced footage that takes you right inside the bear's mouth.

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11:39am

Mon May 20, 2013
Planet Money

Ask A Banker: Capital, Capital!

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 1:09 pm

Paul Goyette Flickr

Hi, it's Ask a Banker! You should send us questions on email or Twitter, but this particular question, though timely, was made up by me, sorry:

Q. Should banks be required to hold much more capital as a safety net? Or should they be putting that money to productive use by lending it out instead?

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11:35am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Deborah Turness, Of British ITV, Will Be President Of NBC News

Deborah Turness.
NBCUniversal

NBC announced Monday that Deborah Turness, the former editor of the British ITV News, will become president of NBC News beginning in August.

Turness, the network said, becomes the first woman to head the news division of one of the Big Three television networks in the United States.

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11:19am

Mon May 20, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

'Cheating' Can Be An Effective Learning Strategy

Paul Morton iStockphoto.com

It's the end of the semester here at UC Berkeley, and I've got testing on my mind. I'm not the only one; across campus, instructors are engaged in the arduous task of grading quickly and fairly while students sigh with relief as they exit their final, final exams.

We most often think of tests as being about assessment. They tell us something about how successfully an individual has mastered the material being tested, and this assessment can in turn help us to assign grades, make determinations about placement or identify areas that would benefit from further study.

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11:01am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Salt

Can A Piece of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 12:00 pm

Carbon isotope analysis: a scientific way to know just how much soda kids are drinking behind parents' backs?
iStockphoto.com

One way to know how much soda people drink is to ask them.

The problem? We tend to underestimate, lie or forget what we've consumed.

And this is a challenge for researchers who study the links between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity.

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11:00am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Immigration Officers' Union Will Oppose Senate Bill

U.S. Office of Air and Marine pilot Jake Dreher guards the border along the Rio Grande River in Mission, Texas.
John Moore Getty Images

The union that represents 12,000 officers who process immigration applications said they will oppose a bipartisan bill that seeks to overhaul the nation's immigration policies.

As Fox News reports, The National CIS Council is the second union to oppose the bill being discussed in Congress. The National ICE Council, which represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, has expressed its opposition to the bill for a while now.

Fox reports:

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11:00am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Takes Case On Prayer At Government Meetings

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

A challenge to the way a western New York State town board has had prayers read before its public meetings has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The justices announced Monday morning that they will hear oral arguments in the case of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, Susan.

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10:04am

Mon May 20, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

It is shaping up to be a long day at the Alabama Statehouse.  Today is the final day of the 2013 regular session.  There are several key pieces of legislation awaiting consideration.  It includes a bill that would allow workers to keep guns in in their vehicle while at work.  On another matter, Alabama's governor isn't getting support from key Republicans or Democrats for his proposal to delay private school tax credits for two years.  Democratic Senator Quinton Ross of Montgomery said the law should be repealed not delayed. 

Fatal Shooting

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