10:23am

Fri May 24, 2013
The Two-Way

James Joyce Coin-troversy Reportedly Could Have Been Averted

A commemorative 10-euro coin featuring James Joyce bears an image of the author that his literary estate did not approve. It also misquotes his work.
Irish Central Bank

Irish banking officials should have known there were problems with the controversial 10-euro coin commemorating James Joyce, according to Ireland's RTE News. The coin misquotes the author's Ulysses, and bears an image of Joyce that his estate did not approve.

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10:15am

Fri May 24, 2013
The Two-Way

2 Men Arrested After Pakistani Jet Is Diverted Over U.K.

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 2:49 pm

Two men were arrested and removed from a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet Friday. It had been on its way from Lahore, Pakistan, to Manchester, England, when something that happened aboard led authorities to scramble Royal Air Force fighter jets and divert the passenger plane to London Stansted Airport.

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Memory Games

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:33 pm

"We all look through family albums. We all hear stories at the dinner table. ... They become incorporated into what we believe we actually remember." — Scott Fraser
Marc Grimberg Getty Images

Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.

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

9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Joshua Foer says that one past memory champion developed a technique to remember more than 4,000 binary digits in half an hour.
James Duncan Davidson

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk

Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory virtuoso, including him.

About Joshua Foer

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

How Do Experiences Become Memories?

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 4:37 pm

Daniel Kahneman says, "we tend to confuse memories with the real experience that gave rise to those memories."
James Duncan Davidson TED / James Duncan Davidson

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Daniel Kahneman's TEDTalk

Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman goes through a series of examples of things we might remember, from vacations to colonoscopies. He explains how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently.

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9:58am

Fri May 24, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Can Eyewitnesses Create Memories?

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 9:01 am

Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser says, "all of our memories, put simply, are reconstructed memories."
TEDxUSC

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Memory Games.

About Scott Fraser's TEDTalk

Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser studies how we remember crimes. He describes a deadly shooting and explains how eyewitnesses can create memories that they haven't seen. Why? Because the brain is always trying to fill in the blanks.

About Scott Fraser

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9:57am

Fri May 24, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Keep those seatbelts buckled, the advice comes from the Alabama Department of Public Safety for people traveling through the state during the long Memorial Day weekend.  Motorists can expect to see extra troopers on roads and highways participating in the nationwide "Click It Or Ticket" campaign.  Many of the state's city and county law enforcement agencies are participating.  Troopers, officers and sheriff's deputies also will enforce speeding and other traffic laws. 

Alabama Accountability

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9:16am

Fri May 24, 2013
The Two-Way

British Soldier Hacked To Death Was 'Our Hero,' Family Says

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 11:37 am

As Ian Rigby spoke Friday about his stepson Lee, a British soldier who was murdered on a south London street this week, the young man's widow, Rebecca (right), and his mother, Lyn, reached out.
Dave Thompson Reuters /Landov

In an emotional statement Friday, the stepfather of the young British soldier who was hacked to death this week on a busy south London street said his son was "our hero."

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8:51am

Fri May 24, 2013
Politics

It's All Politics, May 23, 2013

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 8:52 am

Jason DeCrow AP
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Seriously, with E.W. Jackson in Virginia and Anthony Weiner in New York, what more do NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin need for their podcast? OK, maybe throw in the ongoing IRS controversy, Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth Amendment, an immigration deal coming out of Senate Judiciary and a new mayor in Los Angeles.

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8:49am

Fri May 24, 2013
The Deadly Tornado In Moore, Okla.

Tornado's Survival Rate 'Not Just Luck,' Meteorologist Says

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 9:58 am

Marc Austin monitors radar and issues warnings at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla., on Thursday.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., killed 24 people and caused an estimated $2.2 billion worth of damage. As the community reflects on what happened, one question is: How did so many manage to survive such devastating destruction?

Lifelong Oklahoman Kristi Freeman has seen her share of tornadoes, but she says the twister that tore through her neighborhood Monday was something else.

"This tornado was like a monster. It was like something that was alive. It destroyed your peace, your comfort," she says.

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