Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:34 am
Tue January 7, 2014

The Morning Cram [brrrrrrrr edition]

From NPR: A phenomenon called the Polar Vortex is responsible for one of the nation's coldest periods in two decades. David Greene talks to Andrew Freedman, senior science writer for Climate Central, an independent non-profit organization researching and reporting on the science and impacts of climate change.

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Morning Cram
7:37 am
Mon January 6, 2014

The Morning Cram [how are you? edition]

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

From NPR: Venezuela is a nation with leaders known for bellicose rhetoric and quirky decisions. But the latest government office is raising the most eyebrows. It's called the Vice Ministry for the Supreme Social Happiness of the Venezuelan People.

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Morning Cram
7:37 am
Thu January 2, 2014

The Morning Cram [prediction edition]

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From NPR: Fifty years ago, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov foresaw gadgets that "relieve mankind of tedious jobs" like machines that heat water and prepare coffee. He predicted smartphones — noting we'd be able to see and hear someone we call, and be able to look at photos on the same screen.

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Morning Cram
7:25 am
Wed January 1, 2014

The Morning Cram [aux arbres citoyens edition]

From NPR: The journalism world may be in crisis, but one magazine in France has been steadily gaining subscribers for 40 years. It's a nature journal called La Hulotte, and twice a year it focuses on an animal or plant indigenous to the French countryside. The magazine published its 100th issue in November. It has more than 150,000 subscribers in many countries and is doing terrific financially.

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Morning Cram
7:08 am
Tue December 31, 2013

The Morning Cram [tik tik tik edition]

From NPR: The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life. Luckily for you, there's a new product called a Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life

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Morning Cram
6:55 am
Mon December 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [spoonful of cinnamon edition]

From NPR: If I say cinnamon, you say ... sugar? It's a popular combination, of course. But if you're interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.

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Morning Cram
7:34 am
Mon December 23, 2013

The Morning Cram [reserve this! edition]

From NPR: In 1907, the U.S. economy was in the grip of a financial crisis. Unemployment was up. The stock market was down. At the time, the U.S. government had no way to deal with the panic. There was no institution that could step in to stop the run on healthy banks. So the job of stopping the panic fell to one man: J.P. Morgan (of J.P. Morgan fame).

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Morning Cram
7:53 am
Fri December 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [more guns less funds edition]

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From NPR: The budget bill awaiting President Obama's signature would trim a lot of programs including the pensions of military officers. The pension cuts would save the government more than $6 million over a decade. Steve Inskeep talks to Politico reporter Juana Summers about how much the country spends on military personnel.

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Morning Cram
7:32 am
Thu December 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [behind every good writer edition]

From NPR: Vince Gilligan created the groundbreaking TV show Breaking Bad, which recently finished its final season. t earned critical raves and rabid fans — and made us wonder about the pop-culture influences on the man behind it. So NPR's Steve Inskeep talked to Gilligan about what he's watching on television when he's not too busy making it.

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Morning Cram
6:32 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [loudest fans edition]

From NPR: The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs aren't scheduled to play each other during this NFL season — unless both happen to make it to the Super Bowl. But the two cities are in competition with each other over the title of having the world's loudest outdoor stadium.

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