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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

npr.org — The 1964 World's Fair showcased jetpacks and new miracles of science. There was an entire house made from Formica. You could wipe it clean with a sponge! The people who put the fair together tried to imagine how the future would look. Here are a few predictions, and how they actually turned out.
Aug 21, 2014

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Aug 21, 2014

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Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

npr.org — Everything in Alaska is a little bit bigger - even the produce. A 138-pound cabbage, 65-pound cantaloupe and 35-pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years.
Aug 20, 2014

"Alaska is just a hotbed for gardening, believe it or not" n.pr/1q0tQkJ via @nprnews

Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

<3 cabbage fairies! @LukeRunyon: "Why Vegetables Get Freakish In Land Of The Midnight Sun" npr.org/blogs/thesalt/… by @WhitneyWyckoff

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

npr.org — President Obama said Wednesday that the Islamic State is a a cancer that threatens all governments in the Middle East. But that raises the question of what the U.S. could or should do. Two former U.S. ambassadors to Syria, Robert Ford and Ryan Crocker, have advocated different approaches to a conflict where there are many different options.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @trudyrubin: RT Ryan Crocker tells NPR U.S. should bomb ISIS inside Syria: "They don't respect the border, but neither should we." n.pr/1q0T02w

Aug 20, 2014

Via @nprnews: In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options n.pr/1q0T02w Good piece from NPR's Michele Kelemen.

Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward

npr.org — People were screaming and throwing rocks. The police were firing shots and hitting protesters with their batons. A riot had started in the slum neighborhood of West Point, in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. "A riot is tough enough without knowing that you're in an Ebola-infected neighborhood," says NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was in West Point when it began.
Aug 20, 2014

Via @nprnews: Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward n.pr/1q0tCdg

Aug 20, 2014

RT @Ericnpr: "They awoke locked into their neighborhood" Pics of a quarantine riot: n.pr/1q0tCdg & audio n.pr/1q0ZUF7 #…

Aug 20, 2014

Via @nprnews: Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward n.pr/1q0tCdg

Aug 20, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward, NPR photojournalist David Gilkey reports n.pr/VG5pOo

Aug 20, 2014

NPR photog David Gilkey covered a riot that broke out after ebola quarantine in Monrovia slum n.pr/1pLw1d4 pic.twitter.com/zc7VTiTGez

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To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

npr.org — Last spring, a group calling itself We Need Diverse Books launched a Twitter campaign to press for greater diversity in children's books. Writer Daniel José Older supports the campaign, but he doesn't think it goes far enough.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @Tamarcr1: Via @nprnews: To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence n.pr/1n3idFW

Aug 20, 2014

RT @npratc: Will everyone in publishing embrace themes of race & class? Junot Diaz thinks some are ready npr.org/blogs/codeswit… http://t.co…

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

npr.org — I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in Thailand's Golden Triangle, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium. Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings he can turn his idea into, well, gold.

Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

npr.org — David Greene talks to John Ourand, media reporter for the "Sports Business Journal," about the business of "Johnny Football." That's the nickname for Johnny Manziel, the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, whose bad behavior is getting a lot attention.
Aug 20, 2014

The @Browns announce Brian Hoyer as their starting QB. At 6:53, pros & cons of rookie QB Johnny Manziel for @Browns: n.pr/1n8ZAjK.

Aug 20, 2014

RT @Ourand_SBJ: I talked Johnny Football on NPR this morning. RT @MorningEdition The pros & cons of Johnny Manziel. n.pr/1n8ZAjK

Aug 20, 2014

I talked Johnny Football on NPR this morning. RT @MorningEdition The pros & cons of Johnny Manziel. n.pr/1n8ZAjK

Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

npr.org — Relations between Israel and the United States are going through a turbulent time. The two sides - normally seen as unshakable allies - have increasingly taken to trading barbs and accusations about the other's policies and decisions, breaking diplomatic protocol. The occasional frictions of the past few years have been exacerbated by the war in the Gaza Strip.
Aug 20, 2014

Via @nprnews: Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel n.pr/1q0D7Jn Good piece from NPR's Jackie Northam.

In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

npr.org — After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @Ericnpr: "They awoke locked into their neighborhood" Pics of a quarantine riot: n.pr/1q0tCdg & audio n.pr/1q0ZUF7 #…