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From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

npr.org — Every Saturday just before our show begins I get on the public address system here to announce to our crew, "It's a beautiful day for a radio show. Let's do two today!" It's an admiring imitation of Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player who died last night at the age of 83.

From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

wnyc.org — NPR's Scott Simon remembers the many hours he has spent at 30,000 feet paging through the in-flight catalog SkyMall. SkyMall filed for bankruptcy this week.

From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

npr.org — NPR's Scott Simon remembers the many hours he has spent at 30,000 feet paging through the in-flight catalog SkyMall. SkyMall filed for bankruptcy this week. Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved.

Rainy Day Women Ages 55 And Up: Bob Dylan Makes Cover Of AARP Magazine

wnyc.org — It's timed for the release of his 36th studio album, and shepherded by an editor who used to run Rolling Stone.

Rainy Day Women Ages 55 And Up: Bob Dylan Makes Cover Of AARP Magazine

npr.org — It's timed for the release of his 36th studio album, and shepherded by an editor who used to run Rolling Stone. Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved.

Remembering Al Bendich, Fierce Defender Of Free Speech

npr.org — When Alan Ginsberg wrote, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" in 1955, his poem "Howl" wasn't immediately acclaimed a masterpiece. Some people read the explicit parts and said it was mere porn.

Are Stripes A Zebra's Cooling System?

npr.org — Scientists say they are closer to knowing how, or rather, why, the zebra got its stripes. It's an answer that would impress even Rudyard Kipling.

Satire May Be Uncomfortable, But Humor Makes Us Human

npr.org — Satire is a tricky business. The punch lines quickly get stale. The same people who laugh at one joke can get offended by the next. But this week, with the targeted killings of the cartoon satirists of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, we were reminded how dangerous people with no sense of humor can be.
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Jan 29, 2015

Your warm wishes for Leona are cherished. She's at work now--guarding our 8yr old to sleep: pic.twitter.com/tIH25R9Py9

Jan 29, 2015

Thnx for all nice wishes for Leona. Docs give treatments 30% chance of working. But hey--that's what @MiguelCabrera bats!

Jan 29, 2015

Thanks for all nice wishes for our cat. She spends a lot of time snoozing now, & we try to help: pic.twitter.com/Tw1xo6f4QZ

Jan 29, 2015

RT @JeffreyGoldberg: I just received this e-mail: "Alert! Chelsea Handler is in Israel." I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now.

Jan 28, 2015

@BirdDogOfPray Thank you so much. She is Leona: a little British street cat who is our little British lion.

Jan 28, 2015

Our cat could use some hopes, prayers, & wishes now. But she's napping just fine! pic.twitter.com/DxhjIt5JpM

Jan 28, 2015

Talked to @EmmanuelJAL former child soldier in Sudan, now a musician. He says, "Music is where I saw Heaven again."

Jan 28, 2015

@McMurtrieSF @PorterShreve They had to photo-shop some handsome kid's face next to my mother. Want to sell books, afte all.

Jan 28, 2015

Just interviewed Diana Krall. She asked her twins, "What do you think mommy and daddy do?" "Make us laugh." She agrees.

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