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11:42 am
Thu June 7, 2012

DeMaurice Smith On Football's New Bad Rap

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Football is the most watched sport in the United States, and many people believe the most popular. But concerns about the safety of the game are raising questions about everything from how it's played to whether we should even watch. In just a few minutes we are going to speak with some youth coaches about how they are changing the way they teach the game to kids.

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Music
11:42 am
Thu June 7, 2012

NBA Legend Oscar Robertson On His Favorite Tunes

Oscar Robertson had his legacy enshrined when he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame back in 1980. But more recently, he began advocating for regular cancer screenings after beating the disease. Robertson shares the tunes that continue to inspire him for Tell Me More's regular series, "In Your Ear."

Race
11:42 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Tonys Prompt Questions Of Race In American Theater

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. The Tony Awards are this Sunday. They recognize excellence in American theatre and you might be interested to know that a number of African-American performers and plays that deal with race are nominated for honors, plays such as "Clybourne Park," an edgy take on integration and gentrification in a fictional Chicago neighborhood; and a new interpretation of a classic, the Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess."

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The Two-Way
11:35 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Romney, Republicans Pulled In More Money In May Than Obama, Democrats

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in California last week.
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans report raising more than $76 million last month, topping the $60 million collected by President Obama and the Democratic Party.

The Associated Press points out that "it's the first month that the former Massachusetts governor has collected more money than Obama, who is known for his fundraising prowess."

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Mountain Stage
11:30 am
Thu June 7, 2012

The Pines On Mountain Stage

The Pines.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 10:20 am

Led by Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt, ethereal folk-rock group The Pines makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tenn./Va. As a young boy growing up Iowa, Ramsey watched as his father — producer and guitarist Bo Ramsey — helped craft the definitive alt-country sound alongside Lucinda Williams.

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The Picture Show
11:05 am
Thu June 7, 2012

What Lies Beneath The New York Times? A Lively Morgue And Its Lonely Keeper

Jeff Roth unlocks the doors to the "morgue" of The New York Times.
Claire O'Neill NPR

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 11:15 am

If you want to venture into New York City's subterranean nether circles, let Jeff Roth be your Virgil. To a basement two levels below the bustling streets near Times Square, for example. Just past some leaky pipes, a hole in the ground and through some heavy metal doors, he led me to an unexpected morgue.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
11:03 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Barefoot Running: Paleo-Fact Or Paleo-Fad?

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This week I'm reading Lone Survivors, a new book in which British anthropologist Christopher Stringer reports that some Homo sapiens wore shoes as early as 40,000 years ago.

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The Two-Way
10:58 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Zimmerman Gets New Bond Hearing

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara (left) stands with his client, George Zimmerman, at a hearing related to second-degree murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
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The accused killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin goes back to court June 29. That's when a judge will review whether to increase the bail amount for George Zimmerman. He returned to prison over the weekend after his bond was revoked last week. The judge determined Zimmerman and his wife hadn't told the full truth about how much money they had, and were able to pay a lower bail.

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The Two-Way
10:58 am
Thu June 7, 2012

U.N. Monitors Were Shot At Today In Syria, Secretary General Says

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 7:18 pm

United Nations monitors in Syria were shot at with small arms fire today as they tried to reach the scene of another alleged massacre, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said this morning.

At the U.N. General Assembly, Ban also condemned today's "shocking and sickening" reports about the killings of dozens. And, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, he called this yet another "pivotal moment" that could see Syria fall into a full-blown civil war.

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Life in Berlin
10:52 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Inspired By Twitter, Filmmaker Records Stories In 140 Seconds

Inspired by the Twitter format of 140 characters per message, filmmaker Mia Meyer and a colleague started 140 Seconds, a website that films Twitter users telling their stories in 140 seconds. So far, 44 video's have been uploaded.
Courtesy of Mia Meyer

Every day, approximately 340 million Tweets are posted on the social networking service, Twitter.

Inspired by the Twitter format of 140 characters per message, filmmaker and editor Mia Meyer and her colleague, Tim Klimes, started a website that films Twitter users telling their stories in 140 seconds.

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