10:15am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Update: BBC Will Play Clip Of 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead'

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:31 pm

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1996.
PA Photos /Landov

Update at 11:50 a.m. ET. Radio 1 Will Play A Snippet:

There's word from NPR's Philip Reeves in London that BBC's Radio 1 now says its weekend Official Chart show will play "a clip in a journalistic environment" of "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," which critics of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pushed up the British charts this week after the Iron Lady's death.

The BBC has more:

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10:04am

Fri April 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 11:01 am

Philip Zimbardo explains his infamous Stanford Prison experiment at a TED conference.
Andrew Heavens Courtesy of TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Violence Within Us.

About Philip Zimbardo's TEDTalk

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. He also understands the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.

About Philip Zimbardo

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10:04am

Fri April 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Does The Mind Of A Killer Look Like?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 9:45 am

Jim Fallon's work analyzing the brains of psychopaths lead to a surprising personal discovery.
Michael Brands TED / Michael Brands

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Violence Within Us.

About Jim Fallon's TEDTalk

Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.

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10:04am

Fri April 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Why Don't Domestic Violence Victims Leave?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 9:45 am

Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her story of domestic abuse at TEDxRainier.
TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Violence Within Us.

About Leslie Morgan Steiner's TEDTalk

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the harrowing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence.

About Leslie Morgan Steiner

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10:04am

Fri April 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Is The World A Less Violent Place?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 9:45 am

Steven Pinker says our perception of how violent we are as a species is skewed.
Robert Leslie TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Violence Within Us.

About Steve Pinker's TEDTalk

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given events in Darfur and Syria, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.

About Steve Pinker

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10:03am

Fri April 12, 2013
NPR Story

The Violence Within Us

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 3:10 pm

This episode, TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence.
Sascha Burkard iStockphoto

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.

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

10:01am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Rejects $20-Million Severance For American Airlines CEO

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 12:56 pm

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton stands next to a control tower at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in March 2012.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

A severance package of $20 million might have seemed reasonable to American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, but a U.S. bankruptcy judge says it's too much.

The proposed payout, part of a deal that would merge American parent AMR and US Airways Group, first caught the attention of U.S. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis, a Department of Justice official monitoring AMR's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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9:57am

Fri April 12, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

The National Weather Service is sending out teams to assess the damage left by strong storms that hit Alabama.  Forecasters say expects will be spread out from east Alabama to northwest Alabama today trying to determine the extent of the damage and what type of weather systems left the wreckage.  The assessment will include parts of Macon and Lee counties, where strong storms damaged homes and knocked down trees in Notasulga last night while a tornado warning was in effect Thursday night.  No injuries are being reported, but damage is being reported in at least a half-dozen counties.  The s

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9:23am

Fri April 12, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

For The Love Of The Game: Play Ball!

The Mets' Lucas Duda celebrates a homerun against the Phillies with Kirk Nieuwenhuis on Wednesday. Despite the shot, the Phillies won 7-3.
Drew Hallowell Getty Images

For some not inconsiderable portion of the population, life reorganizes itself each spring with the start of the baseball season. Until now, my role in the baseball eco-system has been clear. I am a fan. I watch baseball, and I think about it. A lot. My ex-wife once referred to herself in my presence as a baseball widow. I don't really think that was fair. But it is true I don't miss a game the Mets play, time zones be damned. And it is true that love has a lot to do with it. Love of the game, yes. But really: love of my team.

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9:13am

Fri April 12, 2013
Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Mad Men,' Madmen And A Fond Farewell

NPR

With Trey out this week, we called upon one of our very favorite people, Barrie Hardymon, to join us. We start this week with a discussion of the two-hour season opener of Mad Men, which isn't dropping any major bombs about plot, I don't think, but which isn't tiptoeing either, so use your judgment. We talk about Stephen's first exposure to the much-honored series, the reasons why Barrie likes it better when it stays in the office, how things are changing as we cruise into the late '60s, and why Peggy is really just the best thing ever.

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