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NPR Bestseller List
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of June 14, 2012

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

From Our Listeners
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

The Father's Day Gift That Keeps On Giving: Advice

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And we know you remember that this Sunday is Father's Day. All this week, we've been saluting fathers with essays by dads to dads in our series, Father to Father.

Today, our final essay comes from Everett Young of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

EVERETT YOUNG: September 29th, 2003. I remember the day like it was yesterday, that little dark chocolate baby the doctor put in my arms, seven pounds, seven ounces and 21 whole inches, my first-born son. He was perfect.

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Barbershop
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Will Lebron - Durant Matchup Go Down In History?

Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys discuss the trial of Penn State's Jerry Sandusky. The guys also weigh in on the NBA match-up between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Plus, some boxing fans are fighting mad. They claim judges robbed Manny Pacquiao of the victory he deserved in last week's match. But was it good for boxing?

BackTalk
11:36 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Listeners: Is Perfect Attendance A Good Thing?

Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More Editor Ammad Omar crack open the mailbag for listener feedback. This week, not everyone is inspired by the student who had perfect attendance for 13 years. Plus, one listener is confused about whether Martin interviewed her own relative.

TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Why Do The Suburbs Still Matter?

"The really important issue is that we design great public spaces, and it's one of the pieces that in general has been missing from suburbia." — Ellen Dunham-Jones
Courtesy TEDxAtlanta

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Future of Cities. Watch Ellen Dunham-Jones' full Talk -- Retrofitting Suburbia -- on TED.com.

About Ellen Dunham-Jones' Talk

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TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Why Are Squatter Cities The 'Cities Of Tomorrow'?

"To just assume that these places should be driven out of existence is not the answer." — Robert Neuwirth
Robert Leslie TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Future of Cities. Watch Robert Neuwirth's full Talk — Our Shadow Cities — on TED.com.

About Robert Neuwirth's Talk

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TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Is Density Our Destiny?

"Cities are the place where change happens. Not just for individuals, but for whole societies." — Stewart Brand
Robert Leslie TED

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TED Radio Hour
10:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

What Does Nature Teach Us About Cities?

"We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy..." — Geoffrey West
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Future of Cities.

About Geoffrey West's Talk

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Life in Berlin
9:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Germany Beats The Netherlands 2-1

German forward Mario Gomez, left, vies with Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong during the Euro 2012 football match Wednesday night. Mario Gomez scored two the two goals for Germany.
Patrick Stollarz AFP/Getty Images

German soccer fans were glued to their TV screens Wednesday night.

Hundreds of thousands gathered to watch the Euro Cup 2012 at the Brandenburger Tor, the biggest "Fanmeile" in Germany.

Other fans, like Betty Reichelt, prefered the cosy atmosphere of her neighborhood beer garden.

Reichelt says can't sit still whenever she watches the German team play.

"When I was a child, I played soccer. I was the goalkeeper like my father and my brother. Germany is the team with the best goalkeepers ever.

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

The European Central Bank "is on standby to keep banks flush with liquidity" if Greeks effectively vote on Sunday to support politicians who want to reject austerity measures and pull the nation out of the eurozone, The Financial Times writes this morning.

The ECB joins "a global chorus of central bankers pledging support ahead of Sunday's elections," the FT adds.

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