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1:58 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far)

Stephanie d'Otreppe NPR

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 3:07 pm

The albums that made the first half of our year came at us from every direction (often, more than one at a time). We've collected our favorites into a handy little list that we're happy to share with you today.

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World Cafe: Sense Of Place
1:55 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

World Cafe Gets Funky In New Orleans

Explore this interactive map for stories, photos and videos of the city's highlights, as recommended by Trombone Shorty, Ani DiFranco, John Boutté, Treme's Davis Rogan, and Dr. John.

National Security
1:44 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Ahead Of Moscow Talks, U.S. Options On Iran

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 9:07 am

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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From Our Listeners
1:44 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Letters: Jobs For Teens And Buddy Guy

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 2:34 pm

NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener feedback on previous Talk of the Nation programs, including shows on summer jobs for teens, the complications of claiming Native American ancestry and blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

Your Money
1:44 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Improving The Lives Of Single Moms And Their Kids

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 2:39 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Isabel Sawhill argued that then-Vice President Dan Quayle was right 20 years ago when he criticized television character Murphy Brown's decision to become a single mom. Sawhill cited statistics that show children in a two-parent family do better at school, then later in life.

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The Two-Way
1:38 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Former British PM John Major Says Murdoch Tried To Influence Policy

Former British Prime Minister John Major arrives to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics at the High Court in London, on Tuesday.
Carl Court AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Former British Prime Minister John Major told an inquiry that Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, tried to influence the country's politics during a private dinner in 1997. Major said that Murdoch even hinted that the Prime Minister could lose his media empire's support if he didn't change the way he was dealing with the European Union.

The AP explains:

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Monkey See
1:25 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Theater Diary: In Which Our Heads Explode From Sheer Nerd Joy

Emily Skinner (left) and Alice Ripley in the original Broadway production of a show that we will shortly discuss further.

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:44 pm

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Planet Money
1:15 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

'Recapitalize? Is That Like When You're Texting On An iPhone?'

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 10:59 am

via New York Mag:

Ugh, this Europe thing is still happening?
Well, yes. The most recent thing is the Spanish bank bailout, which was announced last weekend.

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It's All Politics
1:08 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Liberal Group Excitedly Eyes Millions Of Potential Latino Voters

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 1:40 pm

It's a given that Latino voters are viewed by both political parties as critical to the the 2012 general election and that polling shows President Obama, and Democrats generally, enjoying a significant advantage with that such voters.

That reality prompted Mitt Romney to tell donors at a closed-door Palm Beach, Fla. fundraiser in April, in remarks overheard by reporters:

"We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party." He suggested that if the GOP failed to draw significant numbers of Latino voters away from the Democratic Party "that spells doom for us."

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The Two-Way
1:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

World Is 'Hellish Nightmare' In Player's 10-Year Long Strategy Game

If you're a fan of Waterworld, then the vision of the future in the Civilization II game played by "Lycerius" may be to your liking. (Kevin Costner in a scene from that 1995 movie.)
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Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 1:20 pm

"The world is a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation." Ninety percent of the population has died from nuclear annihilation or famine. "Three superpowers have been locked in a 1,700-year war" that's "an eternal death struggle."

On Reddit earlier today, a gamer called Lycerius posted those apocalyptic notes about what the year 3991 is like in his decade-long game of Civilization II.

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