Music

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Monkey See
9:01 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Morning Shots: Meryl Streep Has A Few Things To Say

Meryl Streep asks an interesting question about the fact that movies aimed at women often make a lot of money and still lose out to big-budget summer tentpoles when it comes to actually getting made: "Don't they want the money?" [The Guardian]

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Last Suspect In 1995 Sarin Attack Arrested In Tokyo

Katsuya Takahashi, the last fugitive connected to the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo's subway system, after his arrest today.
Jiji Press AFP/Getty Images

"Tokyo police have arrested the last fugitive member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Katsuya Takahashi, who was on the run for 17 years," NHK WORLD reports.

The 54-year-old suspect was taken into custody today in Tokyo. As NHK says, "Takahashi was wanted in connection with the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in March, 1995 and other Aum-related crimes. He allegedly helped one of the perpetrators flee after the attack."

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Song Of The Day
7:03 am
Fri June 15, 2012

The Dynamites: A Celebration Of Resurrection

The Dynamites.
Courtesy of the artist

Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. A celebration of resurrection, "Yours and Mine" nods to hard knocks and surprise finishes — a fairy-tale story brought to electrifying life by two people who've lived to tell it.

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The Two-Way
7:02 am
Fri June 15, 2012

'Forest Boy' Is A Hoax, Police Say

He wasn't really a "forest boy," police say.
Berlin police

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 6:25 pm

We won't pretend to be surprised:

"The forest boy known previously as 'Ray' has been identified as Robin van Helsum. from the Dutch town of Hengelo, Dutch police confirmed Friday morning." (Germany's The Local)

It took only about two days from the time that police in Berlin released a photo of "Ray" for him to be identified by friends.

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