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Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

npr.org — T-Pain's fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop. He wasn't the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument - he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers " Deep" well - but it was, as he says, his style.
Oct 30, 2014

Like watching LC Weber (cir '08) and Laura Weber-Davis (cir now) meet and shake hands. Thx for this @TPAIN and @npr npr.org/event/music/35…

Oct 30, 2014

T-Pain's rehabilitation/PR campaign reaches awesome new heights with an @NPR tiny desk concert (no autotune) npr.org/event/music/35…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

npr.org — Tim Cook, the head of the world's most iconic technology company, has come out today in an op-ed on Bloomberg, saying he's never denied his sexual orientation but "I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now.

NPR: Bat Sounds

apps.npr.org — With wild lands shrinking and humans covering more and more territory, conservationists can no longer mark off huge areas of wilderness to preserve wildlife. The notion of unsullied land is romantic, but there's not enough of it to maintain America's increasingly endangered fauna - like bats.

Activist won’t face fines, jail time in ongoing fight with gas company

stateimpact.npr.org — A Susquehanna County judge ruled Wednesday that 63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will not be fined or jailed for violating a court order designed to keep her away from sites operated by Cabot Oil & Gas.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MarieCusick: #Fracking activist won’t face fines, jail time in ongoing fight with gas company: go.witf.org/DyvSh

Oct 30, 2014

#Fracking activist won’t face fines, jail time in ongoing fight with gas company: go.witf.org/DyvSh

Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

npr.org — At most news organizations, journalists celebrate when they get a story in print, on air or online. At Storyful, editors high-five when they knock a story down. "We like to think about [Storyful] as the first social news agency," said Mark Little, the company's buoyant CEO.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @davidfolkenflik: In tricky social media world, Storyful quietly sorts viral hoax from reality for NYT ABC WSJ etc - my story: npr.org/blogs/alltechc…

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

npr.org — Classical music meets Halloween and the paranormal Thursday night when the National Symphony Orchestra plays the Schumann Violin Concerto, a work buried for nearly a century and recovered - or so the story goes - by a message from the beyond.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nprmusic: Would you believe that a Ouija board found Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto? n.pr/1wNEYqt pic.twitter.com/m2UF0SPbZ1

Oct 30, 2014

Sex, lies, and the paranormal combine in the spooky story of Robert Schumann violin concerto, buried for 80 years. n.pr/1zgu2Th

Oct 30, 2014

classical music meet halloween and the paranormal in the story of Robert Schumann's violin concerto, on morn. ed. n.pr/1zgu2Th

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

npr.org — Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help - donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross. President Obama, like most elected officials and celebrities, vouched for the organization, encouraging people to give.
Oct 30, 2014

@NPR and @ProPublica investigation finds @RedCross diverted resources to focus on image. Check it out: npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nprnews: During Sandy response, Red Cross relief teams were told to make 200,000 additional meals one day—to drive up numbers n.pr/101UdOe

Oct 29, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: NPR & @ProPublica release their joint investigation into the Red Cross’ disaster response n.pr/1rz8LLP http:/…

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

npr.org — As I scrolled through tweets about a panel on agricultural entrepreneurs at the SXSW Eco conference earlier this month, one caught my eye. The sender was Vance Crowe, Monsanto's director of millennial engagement. Corporate America is currently caught up in a torrid infatuation with millennials, who befuddle and torment the companies who want their dollars.

At Ben Bradlee's Funeral, Mourners Mark More Than His Life

npr.org — At Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral on Wednesday, friends, family and former colleagues paid tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee, the late executive editor of The Washington Post.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Donald Graham at Ben Bradlee's memorial. "Everyone [here] knows people whose very large reputations are undeserved." npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Donald Graham at Ben Bradlee's memorial. "Everyone [here] knows people whose very large reputations are undeserved." npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @davidfolkenflik: My essay on Ben Bradlee memorial service & what else attendees were mourning - tune in at 7.20p ET or stream here: htt…

Oct 29, 2014

Donald Graham at Ben Bradlee's memorial. "Everyone [here] knows people whose very large reputations are undeserved." npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

My essay on Ben Bradlee memorial service & what else attendees were mourning - tune in at 7.20p ET or stream here: npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

NPR Announces Opening of Seoul Bureau

npr.org — October 29, 2014; Washington, D.C. - NPR News will expand coverage of Asia with the opening of a bureau in Seoul next year, to complement the work of bureaus in Islamabad, New Delhi, Shanghai and Beijing.
Oct 29, 2014

Such a great decision by NPR to open a Seoul bureau, and staff it with @elisewho. Can't wait to hear the stories. npr.org/about-npr/3598…

Oct 29, 2014

& @elisewho will B correspondent! MT @NPR: NEWS: We will expand coverage of Asia w/ opening of bureau in Seoul 2015. n.pr/10zegos

Oct 29, 2014

.@elisewho is taking her talents to Seoul as @nprnews opens a bureau there next year! n.pr/1pZ3bTx

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Timely Reminder: It’s ‘Daylight Saving’ That’s Ending, Not ‘Daylight Savings’

ethics.npr.org — This is a preemptive strike: When we remind (most*) Americans that they should set their clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night, can we make sure to write and say it's "daylight saving" time that's ending, not "daylight savings?" That extra "s" drives some folks nuts when it's mistakenly added ( as often happens).
Oct 30, 2014

Timely Reminder: It’s ‘Daylight Saving’ That’s Ending, Not ‘Daylight Savings’ | NPR Ethics Handbook n.pr/10BrXD6

VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

npr.org — Decorative gourd season has arrived, and we decided to celebrate by investigating the science and history of pumpkins. Do you know what happens when you feed ostriches pumpkin seeds? Or when the first pumpkin beer was brewed? Or what a zucchini-pumpkin hybrid? Watch our new video to find out.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @gbrumfiel: More about Pumpkins than you ever wanted to know. But presented in a way you probably won't mind: n.pr/1sFMg85 THX @cadamole!

World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

npr.org — Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on three hits. He won Game 5, throwing a complete game shutout.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nprnews: World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years n.pr/13gTk6I

Oct 30, 2014

RT @nprnews: World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years n.pr/13gTk6I

Can Scientific Belief Go Too Far?

npr.org — Last week, our own Tania Lombrozo ignited an intense discussion on the differences between factual and religious belief. I want to take off from there and examine a no-less-controversial issue, one that has been in the limelight of cutting-edge physics for the past few years: Do some scientists hold on to a belief longer than they should?

Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

npr.org — My admiration for Jackson Browne began with his first album in 1971. I was wowed by the fact that the singer-songwriter had worked with Nico of Velvet Underground fame - his girlfriend at the time - on her first album, Chelsea Girl. He wrote one of my favorite songs on that record, "These Days."
Oct 30, 2014

I could sit inside & listen to this on repeat this rainy day. Via @nprmusic: Jackson Browne: Tiny Desk Concert n.pr/1CP70Cq

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

npr.org — Some legal cases do more than raise eyebrows; they push the legal envelope to change the law. Such is a federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the courts.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @johnson_carrie: Agents gone wild? @NinaTotenberg asks if Authorities can Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home n.pr/1ryBLDp

Oct 29, 2014

RT @NinaTotenberg: DOJ says it can cut off internet, cable or other home lines, then masquerade as techs for warrantless search. n.pr/1nPQApM

Oct 29, 2014

RT @NinaTotenberg: DOJ says it can cut off internet, cable or other home lines, then masquerade as techs for warrantless search. n.pr/1nPQApM

Oct 29, 2014

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities and Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home? - n.pr/1nPQApM

Oct 29, 2014

RT @enjus: Red flag if on time RT @NinaTotenberg: DOJ says it can cut internet lines, masquerade as techs for warrantless search n.pr/1nPQApM

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With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

npr.org — Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."
Oct 29, 2014

RT @nprfreshair: With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money n.pr/1sEZouj @nickconfessore

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nickconfessore: Here's a link to my chat with @nprfreshair about $, influence, and campaigns. Thanks to Terry Gross for having me on! npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nickconfessore: Here's a link to my chat with @nprfreshair about $, influence, and campaigns. Thanks to Terry Gross for having me on! npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Oct 29, 2014

Here's a link to my chat with @nprfreshair about $, influence, and campaigns. Thanks to Terry Gross for having me on! npr.org/2014/10/29/359…

Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

npr.org — McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.

Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

npr.org — Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. But now some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. The origins of these issues go back years.