Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:53 am
Wed August 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [young turks edition]

From NPR: The Internet and file sharing have transformed how young people think about possessing music, art, books — even cars. As the millennial generation questions ownership of nearly any possession, they are opting instead to spend money on experiences. And car companies are left scratching their heads.

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Morning Cram
7:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [it’s raining…kangaroos? edition]

From NPR: Sea level has been rising steadily as a result of global warming. But in 2010 and 2011, levels dropped sharply by a quarter of an inch. A new analysis says that's because extraordinarily heavy rainfall got trapped in inland Australia.

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Morning Cram
7:30 am
Mon August 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [what am I doing? edition]

From NPR: Think buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will be confusing? You're not alone. NPR listeners asked questions that have been bugging them about student status options and penalties. Julie Rovner, NPR's health policy correspondent, explains how it's going to work.

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Morning Cram
7:51 am
Fri August 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [drones and cyclones edition]

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From NPR: To understand how and why tornadoes form, some researchers are taking to the skies with small unmanned aircraft. The drones, outfitted with an array of sensors, can provide valuable data about the storms, and don't require people to be in harm's way. The goal is to increase the warning time before storms become deadly.

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Morning Cram
7:04 am
Thu August 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [thumbs up edition]

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From NPR: Need a ride to the party or the concert? Instead of making endless phone calls, these days teens turn to social media to arrange transportation. It's called ridesharing, a form of cyber-hitchhiking used by a generation that isn't rushing to get a driver's license or dream car.

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Morning Cram
7:42 am
Wed August 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [candle in the wind edition]

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From NPR: Sagging power lines and computer glitches lead to a power outage that left 50 million people across the Northeast U.S. and part of Canada in darkness on Aug. 14, 2003. New sensors have been installed. and operator training and computer systems have been upgraded. But is that enough to prevent another massive blackout?

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Morning Cram
7:49 am
Tue August 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [the buck stops there edition]

From NPR: Free-standing emergency rooms, separate from hospitals, are popping up across the country. Many look like urgent-care centers, but the ERs charge much more. Many consumers don't realize the difference until they get the bill.

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Morning Cram
7:20 am
Mon August 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [faster food edition]

From NPR: If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.

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Morning Cram
7:31 am
Fri August 9, 2013

The Morning Cram [sign of the times edition]

From NPR: When you're a teenager, there are many things you desperately want to find: friends, fun, a future, freedom. In American Graffiti, the iconic movie about teenagers set in 1962, the kids find all of that just by getting in their cars. But today, teens say they don't see cars the same way.


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Morning Cram
7:08 am
Thu August 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [all or nothing edition]

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From NPR: Less than eight weeks before the official launch of the new health care marketplaces, the Obama administration is ramping up efforts to encourage people to sign up. But some opponents want young people to pay a fine rather than sign up for health insurance, hoping to harm the new law.


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