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2:36 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Sandwich Monday: The Burger King Bacon Sundae

Robert is confused but intrigued.
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We sent our new intern MacKenzie to pick up Burger King's new Bacon Sundae, and this is how it went:

MacKenzie: One Bacon Sundae please.

Cashier: You actually WANT one of those?!?

We did. We did want one of those.

Peter Grosz: This is the first time in history that two rights have made a wrong.

Ian: If now they're just making things based on what got mixed up in the dumpster, I can't wait for the Snarling Raccoon Whopper.

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All Songs Considered Blog
2:27 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Absent For Years, Cat Power Takes A Long Road To 'Ruin'

Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 8:09 am

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Europe
2:26 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Personal Stories Behind Europe's Fiscal Instability

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan.

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Architecture
2:19 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

The Ins And Outs Of Obama's Immigration Shift

The Obama administration estimates its new immigration enforcement policy will allow some 800,000 young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and work legally in the U.S. Some critics say it oversteps executive authority, others say that it doesn't go far enough.

Race
2:15 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

The Lessons We Learned From Rodney King

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:06 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Two decades after his videotaped beating by four Los Angeles police officers, Rodney King died yesterday at the age of 47. His beating sparked outrage over police brutality. And after a jury acquitted the four police officers, that outrage erupted into riots that left some 55 dead; more than 1,000 injured; and more than $800 million in damage in the City of Los Angeles. King then posed the unanswerable question, can we all get along? which started new and sometimes painful conversations across the country.

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The Record
2:14 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

How Rock Ballads Brought My Father's American Dream To Life

Paul Young onstage in London, 1983.
Michael Putland Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 8:15 pm

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Middle East
2:14 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Another Detour On Egypt's Path To Democracy

Even before votes were counted in Egypt's first competitive presidential election, military leaders effectively seized control of the country. The ruling military council granted itself broad powers over the government, including budget control, immunity from oversight and the power to declare war.

Middle East
2:00 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled

The Italian Jesuit priest Paolo Dall'Oglio, shown here at the Syrian Maronite monastery of Deir Mar Musa in 2007, lived in Syria for 30 years before he was expelled Saturday. Dall'Oglio has spoken out in support of protesters who oppose President Bashar Assad.
Louai Beshara AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 11:05 pm

Syria has expelled an Italian Jesuit priest for his outspoken criticism of the government's crackdown on a popular uprising. The Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio has lived in Syria for 30 years, helping to restore a 1,000-year-old monastery that became a center for Muslim and Christian understanding.

Dall'Oglio's departure from Damascus on Saturday was sudden. More than a year ago, the government ordered him out, but a campaign on Facebook — "No to the Exile of Father Paolo" — delayed his expulsion.

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This Is NPR
1:42 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

NPR In The News: NPR Music

Abby Heissler for NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:23 pm

NPR Music Director and Executive Producer Anya Grundmann was profiled last week as part of Fast Company's "Innovation Agents" series, which showcases the personalities behind "the ideas that shake up business as usual":

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A Blog Supreme
1:40 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Around The Jazz Internet: June 18, 2012

The reinstatement of the Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy award was celebrated by many in the jazz community recently.
Luisa Fernanda iStockPhoto

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 8:54 pm

Sorry for the wait. Big roundup this time:

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