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12:46pm

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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12:37pm

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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12:36pm

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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11:53am

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.

11:53am

Thu June 21, 2012
Election 2012

Gary Johnson Offers Third Choice In 2012 Elections

You might think the presidential race is settled with two candidates. But there's one candidate you might not have heard much about. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. Johnson speaks with host Michel Martin about his policies and the challenges he has getting his message heard.

11:40am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns; Suffered Seizure Earlier This Month

Commerce Secretary John Bryson.
Rajanish Kakade AP

Just under two weeks after suffering a seizure that led to two car accidents within minutes of each other, Commerce Secretary John Bryson has submitted his resignation.

Our former colleague David Gura (now with Marketplace) has downloaded a copy of Bryson's letter to the president and posted it here.

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11:33am

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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11:29am

Thu June 21, 2012
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11:09am

Thu June 21, 2012
World Cafe

fun. On World Cafe

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

fun.
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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11:07am

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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