Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich., is pretty typical as American high schools go. Walking the halls, you find the quiet kids, the jocks and the artsy crowd.
But a visitor will also see what sets Lake Shore apart: The school's large number of exchange students from China. This year, more than 70 Chinese students are enrolled at Lake Shore, which has a total student population of 1,200.
The students are from the Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School, an elite, private K-12 boarding school in China's capital.
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.
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.
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For much of the past decade, music video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have let millions of aspiring rockers live out their dreams of stardom, waving fake instruments and mimicking their favorite music icons. Jamin Warren, founder of killscreendaily.com, says iPhones and iPads have inspired game designers to re-imagine the music game.
Chances are, you're a liar. Maybe not a big liar — but a liar nonetheless. That's the finding of Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He's run experiments with some 30,000 people and found that very few people lie a lot, but almost everyone lies a little.
We have our next two fearless contestants onstage. Everybody welcome Mary and Phil Elmer-DeWitt.
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?
Let's play our next game. Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants, Mike Taylor and Lisa Schreibman.
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?