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4:38am

Fri June 22, 2012
NPR Story

Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Doesn't Make Up The News

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 7:17 am

Renee Montagne talks to Aaron Sorkin, creator of the new HBO show about cable news called The Newsroom. it depicts a newsroom filled with idealistic types. Some critics have panned it as overly earnest.

10:03pm

Thu June 21, 2012
StoryCorps

Serving In Silence, Before 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 8:40 am

Denny Meyer spoke about serving in the Navy as a gay man at StoryCorps in New York City.
StoryCorps

This weekend, gay pride celebrations will mark the first year since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," the law that banned gays from serving openly in the U.S. military.

Denny Meyer, 65, is a veteran who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. During a recent visit to StoryCorps, he remembered what it was like to be both gay and a sailor in the late 1960s.

"In those days, we served in silence. And not one day passed when you didn't worry that you were going to be found out," he says.

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8:25pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Law

Supreme Court Tips Scale 'Against The Unions'

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 7:25 am

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing the unions another major defeat.

By a 5-to-4 vote, the court ruled that when unions set up special political funds to fight for or against referendums on the ballot, nonmember government workers may not be assessed fees to support that fund unless they affirmatively agree.

The Original Fee

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6:31pm

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: TV? What TV?

Our piece about a Supreme Court's decision to dismiss fines against ABC and Fox, led to comments from households that have greatly reduced their television intake. Of course, most acknowledged the obvious — they're still on the internet (hardly a space known for its sterling regulation of decency), and did we detect a little of one-up-manship?

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6:25pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Games & Humor

Are You Better Than Bieber?

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 12:04 pm

Are You Better Than Bieber?
Stephen Lovekin Getty Images Entertainment
  • Listen to 'Better Than Bieber' from Ask Me Another
  • Listen to 'Pen It Like Porter' from Ask Me Another

6:13pm

Thu June 21, 2012
It's All Politics

New SuperPAC Financial Reports Reveal More Big Spenders

The political fundraising numbers filed this week are revealing a new crop of million-dollar donors.

Cash flowed into the superPACs supporting President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney last month. Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama superPAC, got $4 million, while the pro-Romney equivalent, Restore Our Future, pulled in $5 million.

So who are the big spenders?

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6:12pm

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Moody's Downgrades 15 Major Global Banks, Including BofA, JPMorgan Chase

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 6:53 pm

The credit rating agency Moody's Investor Services just downgraded the ratings of 15 of the world's largest banks.

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs were among them.

The AP reports:

"The ratings agency said late Thursday that the banks were downgraded because their long-term prospects for profitability and growth are shrinking.

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5:57pm

Thu June 21, 2012
This Is NPR

Hugh Laurie Hearts NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:43 pm

Hugh Laurie
Melissa Kuypers NPR

The doctor is in the house. Now that the FOX TV show House has wrapped, the show's star Hugh Laurie revealed a softer side by showing his love for NPR. The actor stopped by NPR West to talk with Fresh Air host Terry Gross. We approve.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

5:46pm

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Sandusky's Adopted Son Claims He Was An Abuse Victim, Too

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 8:03 pm

A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky's adopted son says Matthew Sandusky was also a victim of the former Penn State assistant football coach.

In a statement released by Andrew Shubin, Matthew Sandusky said he was prepared to testify against his father.

The Patriot-News first broke the story and Shubin confirmed his statement to NPR.

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5:46pm

Thu June 21, 2012
From Scratch

Ian Falconer, Author And Illustrator Of Olivia Childrens' Book Series

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Ian Falconer, author and illustrator of Olivia, a childrens' book series. Harris also speaks with Maurice Kanbar, inventor, entrepreneur, and founder of the Quad Cinema, the first multiplex theater in New York City.

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