Fri June 22, 2012
TED Radio Hour

How Can Videos "Flip The Classroom"?

"In order for the teachers to get you through the next hurdle, they have to make it more memorization based. And so what we say is no, let's just to do the opposite." — Salman Khan
James Duncan Davidson TED


Fri June 22, 2012
TED Radio Hour

How Do Schools Suffocate Creativity?

"There's a terrible tendency to confuse raising standards with standardizing." — Sir Ken Robinson
Robert Leslie TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Building A Better Classroom. Watch Sir Ken Robinson's full Talks — Schools Kill Creativity and Bring On The Learning Revolution -- on

About Sir Ken Robinson's Talks

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Fri June 22, 2012
Cabinet of Wonders

Cabinet Of Wonders: Episode Five

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 4:07 pm

This week's Cabinet of Wonders lineup sing "Religious Experience" to close the show.
Patrick Monaghan Courtesy of Cabinet of Wonders
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Fri June 22, 2012
The Salt

Watch McDonald's Make A Supermodel Out Of A Quarter Pounder

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 11:12 am

The picture perfect Quarter Pounder with Cheese

If you think supermodels are the only ones who get gussied up and airbrushed during photo shoots, think again. Food companies use stylist magic that can cost big bucks, too, but mere mortals like us rarely get to see how that magic is made.

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Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Markets Offer Muted Reaction To Bank Ratings Dowgrades

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 10:14 am

UPDATE at 10:10 a.m. EST:

U.S. stocks open up a day after their second-worst showing of the year, apparently shrugging off the concerns over banks.

Here's our original post:

NPR's Chris Arnold reports this morning on the fallout from Moody's announcement yesterday that it was cutting its rating on 15 big banks in the U.S. and Europe.

Speaking with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Arnold called the downgrade "a repositioning of credit worthiness of almost the entire banking industry."

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Fri June 22, 2012
Monkey See

Silverdocs Catch-Up: Poets, Politics, And George Plimpton As Himself

George Plimpton plays with the Detroit Lions in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself.


Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Breivik's Defense Asks For Acquittal

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:51 am

In this picture taken through bullet proof glass, mass killer Anders Behring Breivik looks on as he arrives for his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on June 21, 2012.
Daniel Sannum Lauten AFP/Getty Images

On the final day of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's trial, the defense is trying to portray him as an ideologically driven political militant rather than a delusional madman in hopes of getting a lighter sentence or an outright acquittal.

Breivik, 33, an anti-Muslim extremist, has admitted to the bombing and shooting that killed 77 people in the capital Oslo.

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Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Afghan Militants Attack Hotel; Egyptians Protest Military Power Move

Happy Friday! We're watching these stories today:

Afghan Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, 18 Killed. (AP)

Thousands Jam Cairo Square To Protest Egyptian Military Power Grab. (AlJazeera)

Pakistani Party Nominates New Prime Minister Candidate To Succeed Ousted P.M. (VOA)

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Fri June 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Wallet Lost Since The 1940's Returned To Owner



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

We're not precisely sure how Warren Houghton lost his wallet and his baseball glove. Suffice it to say, he was a boy. In the 1940s, he accidently dropped his possessions inside a wall in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish, New Hampshire. Sixty-seven years later, construction workers found the wallet and glove and shipped them to the owner. He is now back in possession of pictures of his family, a Boy Scout ID and a letter from his sister.

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Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Taliban Attack Kills 21 At Lakeside Resort Near Kabul

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 1:01 pm

A general view of the Spozhmai Hotel following an attack by Taliban militants on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday.
Qais Usyan AFP/Getty Images

Heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a lakefront resort near Kabul overnight, killing at least 21 people during an assault and 12-hour standoff with combined Afghan and NATO forces.

The attack occurred at the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qargha, a popular recreation area for upscale Afghans just outside the capital. The Taliban claim they attacked because it was used by wealthy Afghans and foreigners to engage in "immoral activities."

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