Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:34 am
Thu September 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [not enough ribbon edition]

From NPR: With more than 300,000 residents, St. Louis, Mo., has a lot on its mind. Local poet Henry Goldkamp hopes to find out just what makes the city tick with his new public art project. He's installed 37 typewriters city-wide, asking for answers to the question, "What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?"

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Morning Cram
7:40 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Morning Cram [midnight in the mountains edition]

From NPR: The Golden 1920s couple didn't fare as well in the 1930s, and the North Carolina mountain town was host to a particularly sad time. NPR's Susan Stamberg discovered a little-known story of the Jazz Age darlings, and their devastating connections to Asheville.

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Morning Cram
8:17 am
Mon September 2, 2013

The Morning Cram [i will wait edition]

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From NPR: A day after President Obama announced he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol. Even though there's still one week left of summer recess, dozens of lawmakers flew to Washington, D.C. from their home districts just for the meeting.

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Morning Cram
7:31 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [whoop whoop edition]

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From NPR: A decade ago, cranes that had never before migrated followed the lead of an ultralight plane to learn the route south. Several generations later, old cranes are teaching young birds to navigate that same route. It's a clue that migration is a combination of nature and nurture, researchers say.


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Morning Cram
7:20 am
Thu August 29, 2013

The Morning Cram [not really lovin' it edition]

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From NPR: Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.

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Morning Cram
7:16 am
Wed August 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [born in a small town edition]

From NPR: The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.

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Morning Cram
7:18 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [line in the sand edition]

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From NPR: A college student getting help from his parents may be below the poverty line. The mother who earns $23,000 a year is not.

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Morning Cram
7:41 am
Mon August 26, 2013

The Morning Cram [50 years later edition]

From NPR: Joseph Burden and Martin Niverth, officers with the segregated D.C. police department, were both assigned to patrol the March on Washington. Burden, who is black, worked while wishing he could participate. And Niverth, a white man, was surprised to be assigned a black partner for the day.

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Morning Cram
8:01 am
Fri August 23, 2013

The Morning Cram [say what? edition]

From NPR: There are no strings attached. People can spend the money on whatever they want, and they never have to pay it back.

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Morning Cram
7:35 am
Thu August 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [i spy edition]

From NPR: The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful than actual content. NPR's Larry Abramson learns what analysts can discover about his life and contacts just by looking at his Gmail account.

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