Morning Cram

Morning Cram
8:41 am
Thu March 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [we got the guillotine edition]

From NPR: Overlooked by the industry, Bay Area rappers as different as E-40, Too Short and The Coup were free to make and sell music that didn't sound like anybody else's.

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Morning Cram
8:20 am
Wed March 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [hot heads edition]

From NPR: For the first time, new federal science standards due out this month will recommend teaching K-12 students about climate change. Educators say many teachers have shied away from the polarizing topic, and an organized campaign to promote it as "controversial" leaves many students confused.

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Morning Cram
8:51 am
Tue March 26, 2013

The Morning Cram [death and taxes edition]

From NPR: How the Supreme Court decides the Defense of Marriage Act could mean changes for how same-sex couples file taxes. But experts say checking off the "married" box on tax forms will be a mixed bag for some gay couples.

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Morning Cram
8:27 am
Mon March 25, 2013

The Morning Cram [pay to play edition]

From NPR: The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case worth billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies and American consumers. The issue is whether brand name drug manufacturers may pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their cheaper products off the market.

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Morning Cram
8:17 am
Fri March 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [master of puppets edition]

From NPR: At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a "eureka" moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe. So he and friend Matt Bierbaum set out to understand the patterns within mosh pit motion.

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Morning Cram
8:15 am
Thu March 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [rockin’ robin edition]

Credit wikipedia

From NPR: The first tweet was posted seven years ago. Since then, the social media site has been used as a free speech platform to spread information, report on the Arab Spring and stay connected with millions worldwide. But critics say that as Twitter has grown, it has sometimes compromised its principles.

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Morning Cram
8:48 am
Wed March 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [hall pass edition]

Credit tcpalm.com

From NPR: In the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting, there's a raging public debate over placing armed guards in schools. Some say it's impractical, but about a third of American schools already have some kind of armed security. One school police officer in Stockton, Calif., finds the job is part protector, part mentor.

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Morning Cram
8:32 am
Tue March 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [come fly with me edition]

From NPR: Gustave Whitehead, a German immigrant who lived in Bridgeport, Conn., was the first to fly a plane, according to one expert who examined a photo recently unearthed in a Bavarian museum. This claim has reignited a debate among researchers, and a fight with the Smithsonian.

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Mon March 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [army of her edition]

From NPR: For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.

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Morning Cram
9:06 am
Thu March 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [it’s way too early to be thinking about that edition]

From NPR: From Chris Christie to Jeb Bush, a slew of potential candidates for president have been getting attention. Most of them are speaking this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but a few pointedly were not asked.

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