Thu June 21, 2012
This Is NPR

Reason #26.4 Million to Love NPR

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 2:39 pm

Hannah Karl NPR

NPR by the Numbers: Reason #26.4 Million to Love NPR

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Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

As Closing Arguments Begin, Judge Tosses Three Counts Against Sandusky

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 1:34 pm

Jerry Sandusky arrives at the courthouse on Thursday for closing arguments of his sexual abuse trial, at the Centre County Courthouse, in Bellefonte, Pa.
Nabil K. Mark AP

Update at 1:31 p.m. ET. Case Goes To Jury:

The Patriot-News, which is following the Sandusky case live, reports that the prosecution has delivered its closing arguments and the case has now been turned over the jury.

Our Original Post Continues:

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Thu June 21, 2012
The Picture Show

In Photos: 'The New Yorker' Does Science Fiction

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 7:47 pm

A photograph by Dan Winters used to illustrate The New Yorker's recent science fiction issue.
Dan Winters

Whether or not you realize it, you see Dan Winters' photos all the time: Brad Pitt on the cover of Wired magazine, Elijah Wood on Esquire, etc.

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Thu June 21, 2012
Pop Culture

'Nephew Tommy' On The Art Of The Prank Phone Call

This summer, Tell Me More talks to some of today's most popular comedians. Host Michel Martin first speaks with Thomas Miles, or "Nephew Tommy." He entertains millions with prank phone calls, as one of the co-hosts of the popular Urban Radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.


Thu June 21, 2012
Mountain Stage

Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

This is Chris Smither's 12th appearance on Mountain Stage.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

A modern master of acoustic folk blues, Chris Smither makes his 12th appearance on Mountain Stage here. Smither begins with "Open Up," the lead-off track from his 2006 release Leave the Light On, and Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" also makes an appearance.

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Thu June 21, 2012
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Thu June 21, 2012
World Cafe

fun. On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 12:22 pm

Courtesy of the artist

This segment, from March 23, 2012, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances.

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Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Strikes Indecency Rules, Doesn't Address Free Speech Issue

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 5:20 pm

By an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court today threw out fines the Federal Communications Commission filed against Fox and ABC.

The court did not address whether the FCC rules violated anyone's First Amendment right to free speech. Instead, the justices ruled that the FCC "failed to give Fox or ABC fair notice prior to the broadcasts in question that fleeting expletives and momentary nudity could be found actionably indecent."

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Thu June 21, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

For Summer's First Full Day: The Science Of Skin Color And Vitamin D

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 10:30 am

Joe Raedle Getty Images

During a TED talk in 2009, anthropologist Nina Jablonski told her audience, "You have the evolution of the history of our species, part of it, written in your skin. Understand it, appreciate it, celebrate it. You are the products of evolution."

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Thu June 21, 2012

Foreign Policy: Red Moon Rising

Chinese soldiers guard the perimeter of the Jiuquan space base, in north China's Gansu province on June 15, the eve of the launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. China has said it is committed to putting an astronaut on the moon by 2020.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

John Hickman is a professor of government and international studies at Berry College.

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