Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:05 am
Fri April 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [sweet words, sweet blooms edition]

From NPR: oh cherry blossom
we celebrate thee with rows
of lovely haiku

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Thu April 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [thrift shop mp3s edition]

From NPR: Discussion in a legal case to determine whether or not you can resell your MP3s turns to Star Trek and Willy Wonka.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Wed April 10, 2013

The Morning Cram [one word: plastics edition]

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From NPR: Much of the money given through Pell Grants is going to students who never graduate. The group these grants serve is also drastically changing. Students aren’t just fresh-faced high school grads anymore. They’re adults who have lost their jobs and are trying to improve their chances of getting a job by furthering their education.

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Morning Cram
8:01 am
Tue April 9, 2013

The Morning Cram [imagination station edition]

From NPR: Ron Howard is heading a project that crowd sources not funding, but creativity. He sent out a call for images that were then culled to inspire several short films. Howard isn’t directing any of them. He’s just mentoring people like Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, actor Jamie Foxx and actress Eva Longoria as they dive into directing.

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Morning Cram
8:21 am
Mon April 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [protect ya neck edition]

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From NPR: The Wu-Tang Clan looks back on 20 years of making “home-cooked, real” rap music and talks about what each member brought to the group.

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Morning Cram
7:37 am
Fri April 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [make it weird edition]

From NPR: Vice Media CEO Shane Smith admits people think the media group is strange, but he says he wishes it was weirder. The media-conglomerate makes videos about music, news, books and television – but with a not-so traditional voice. And it’s reaching the much desired 18-24 age group.

Kentucky: The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking information about how religious groups are granted access to elementary school classrooms. The group says allowing Gideons International into the classroom is a violation of the law. 

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Morning Cram
7:49 am
Thu April 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [mrs degree edition]

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The Morning Cram [mrs degree edition]

From NPR: Princeton alumna Susan Patton has received a lot of backlash about her Daily Princetonian letter advising women at the university to hunt for their husband while attending class.

Many students say her letter wasn’t helpful and that conversations about finding an intellectual equal were already happening on campus. But their moms are sending Patton letters thanking her for saying what they wish they had the guts to tell their daughters.

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Morning Cram
7:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

The Morning Cram [girls run the world edition]

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From NPR: Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown shares what she has been reading lately. Her recommendations all cover the role of women in the developing world from risk-taking Malala to the horrendous death of Nirbhaya, or "The Fearless One."

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Morning Cram
7:16 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Morning Cram [the race card edition]

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From NPR: Two different families talk about the identity struggles of being a mixed race. For one man, the ability to check both Asian and white on his last census form brought some unexpected tears.

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Morning Cram
8:08 am
Mon April 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [sorry i’m not sorry edition]

From NPR: Your mother told you wrong. A new study has found that not apologizing has psychological benefits – ones that are sometimes more powerful than fessing up and saying you’re sorry. But really, you should still eat a piece of humble pie before it’s too late to apologize.

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