Morning Cram

The Morning Cram [what’s new is old edition]

Jan 21, 2014

From NPR: New urban waterways are making a come back. Cincinnati is following the lead of Seattle, Kalamazoo, Mich., and other cities by bringing back a buried stream that has been underground for a century. Uncovering these streams have environmental and economic benefits.

The Morning Cram [bowl edition]

Jan 20, 2014

From NPR: To get to the championship game, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game 26-16. The NFC championship game was close but the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.

The Morning Cram [no español edition]

Jan 17, 2014

From NPR: Lawmakers in the Spanish province of Catalonia have voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a November referendum on independence from Spain. Madrid says it won't allow that to happen but it's unclear if it can stop the vote from taking place.

The Morning Cram [cool runnings edition]

Jan 16, 2014

From NPR: When you meet bobsled driver Steve Holcomb, he doesn't talk about his Olympic gold medal — the one he won with the four-man team at the . Instead, he talks about the one that got away.

The Morning Cram [small batch edition]

Jan 15, 2014

From NPR: In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam bourbon and the owner of other popular bourbon brands like Maker's Mark. Those and most other bourbons are made in Kentucky, and the deal has some hoping the drink's growth in the global market won't come at the expense of its uniquely Kentucky heritage.

The Morning Cram [stormy weather edition]

Jan 14, 2014

From NPR: Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives his State of the State speech on Tuesday. His administration faces lingering questions about politically-motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. And now Christie faces another high-profile investigation. This one focuses on how his administration spent millions of dollars of Superstorm Sandy relief.

The Morning Cram [top selling edition]

Jan 13, 2014

From NPR: Disney's Frozen is having a big January. Last week, the animated musical about two sisters based on the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" topped the box office, six weeks after it was originally released. Its soundtrack, featuring ten original songs, is the best-selling album in the country, toppling Beyonce's self-titled album last week.

The Morning Cram [draw this edition]

Jan 10, 2014

From NPR: People don't often think of the news as a source of inspiration — and certainly not a source of daily inspiration. But that's what it's turned into for Maria Fabrizio, an illustrator based in Columbia, S.C.

The Morning Cram [hands in the dirt edition]

Jan 9, 2014

From NPR: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has a goal of putting 100,000 young people and veterans to work on the federal lands she oversees before the end of the Obama administration. These are basically public service jobs that don't pay a lot. But still, it's not an easy goal to reach during times of tight budgets, so that's why she's gone to corporate America to try to raise money.

The Morning Cram [take my hand edition]

Jan 8, 2014

From NPR: Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." At the time, 1 in 5 Americans was poor. Today, things are better, but tens of millions of Americans are still living at or below the poverty level. That raises the question: Did the war on poverty fail?