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The Two-Way
6:44 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

High Court Rules 'Equal Protection' Doesn't Extend To Municipal Taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution's guarantee to equal protection of the law does not extend to taxpayers who paid more for a sewer hookup than their neighbors.

The case centered on what essentially amounted to an amnesty program for some taxpayers when Indianapolis switched from one payment system to another.

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The Two-Way
6:20 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

It's Not Your Imagination: Americans Are More Polarized, Says Pew

Linda Door of Laguna Beach, Calif. protests against the health care reform law as supporters file past the Supreme Court in Washington, last March.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 7:44 pm

It's not just our politicians who are divided. According to a new report (pdf) from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Americans' values and "basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years."

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The Record
5:49 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)

Over the weekend, Justin Bieber's 45-city fall tour sold out in an hour.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:44 pm

This weekend, as Billboard has reported, tickets for Justin Bieber's tour of the United States and Canada sold out in an hour. Not just one venue. The whole tour. All of the tickets. Completely.

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Music News
5:45 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

4 Days After Murders, Musical Mourners Improvise A Tribute

A memorial outside Seattle's Cafe Racer on Thursday, a day after a deadly shooting inside. Just a few days later, musicians gathered outside the coffeehouse for an improvised memorial jam session.
Stephen Brashear Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 7:44 pm

Cafe Racer is a coffeehouse and bar in Seattle near the University of Washington. Last Wednesday, it was the site of a shooting that left four people dead.

Cafe Racer is also a music venue, home to a Sunday-night improvisational jam session called The Racer Sessions. Sunday night's Racer Session wasn't inside — it was too soon for that — but the show did go on.

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This Is NPR
5:42 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Alex Ebert Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:28 pm

Singer Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and IMA Robot stopped by NPR West to talk with Morning Edition about his band's new album Here. He couldn't disguise his love for NPR...even by sporting his kaleidoscope glasses, a first for the I Heart campaign.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

All Mixed Up

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right, so this is what we've all been waiting for. This is our Ask Me One More final round.

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EISENBERG: We have all the winners from our previous games. We have from John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, David Balutanski.

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EISENBERG: From Talk The Talk, Mike Taylor.

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EISENBERG: From Love Triangles, Mary Elmer-DeWitt.

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EISENBERG: Tasty Tunes, Sean Hawkins.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: And Not Quite French, Rachel Falk.

(APPLAUSE)

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Love Triangles

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

We have our next two fearless contestants onstage. Everybody welcome Mary and Phil Elmer-DeWitt.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: They are married. This is going to be excellent. You guys are pitting against each other in the trivia game. This is amazing that you go against each other. Do you have anything personally at stake depending on who wins?

MARY ELMER-DEWITT: No.

EISENBERG: Good, good, that's a happy marriage.

ELMER-DEWITT: No, it's win win.

EISENBERG: Win win, adorable.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Tasty Tunes

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

We're back with our next contestant. This is -

WILL HINES: Oh he looks smart.

EISENBERG: Sean Hawkins. Hi Sean.

SEAN HAWKINS: Hello Ophira, how are you?

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EISENBERG: Good.

Now Sean, I have here that you're a computer scientist, is that correct?

HAWKINS: That is correct, yes.

EISENBERG: You're good - you're super smart then?

HAWKINS: I don't know if you could say that, but I'll take it from you. Thank you.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Talk The Talk

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's play our next game. Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants, Mike Taylor and Lisa Schreibman.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. Mike, I am told by our producers you are an attorney, but more interesting than that, if there could be possibly something more interesting, you won a Chevy Impala in a contest where you had to stay rocking in a rocking chair for 90 hours?

MIKE TAYLOR: That's correct, I did, yes.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: What - where was that?

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

This is ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm your host Ophira Eisenberg, the biggest know-it-all you'll ever meet, because I already have the answers. First off I'd like to introduce you to our musical maven Shonali Bhowmik.

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SHONALI BHOWMIK: Hi Ophira.

EISENBERG: Hi.

BHOWMIK: Hi.

EISENBERG: And our two puzzle gurus, John Chaneski and Will Hines.

(APPLAUSE)

JOHN CHANESKI: Hi Ophira. Hello everyone.

WILL HINES: Hello, hello.

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