Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:17 am
Wed March 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [fife and drum edition]

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From NPR: For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.

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Morning Cram
9:06 am
Tue March 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [white smoke edition]

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From NPR: In the Sistine Chapel, cardinals will begin voting. It takes the votes of two-thirds (77 cardinals) to become pope. If no one gets that many on the first ballot, the cardinals will be "busy murmuring in each others' ears over coffee and pasta" as they form alliances, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli says.

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Morning Cram
9:08 am
Mon March 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [we can do it! edition]

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From NPR:"The blunt truth is men still run the world," says Silicon Valley executive Sheryl Sandberg — and the problem begins as early as the playground, where assertive boys are called leaders, and assertive girls are called bossy.

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Morning Cram
9:28 am
Fri March 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [it’s gettin’ hot in here edition]

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From NPR: In the past 100 years, average temperatures on Earth have changed by 1.3 degrees. Previously, that large of a swing took 5,000 years. That's the word from researchers who pored over temperature data going back to the end of the last ice age.

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Morning Cram
9:20 am
Thu March 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [TANSTAAFL edition]

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From NPR: Two months ago, the popular political blogger left the comfortable world of big media and struck out on his own. His bold new plan: Ask readers to pay to subscribe to his blog.

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Morning Cram
8:44 am
Wed March 6, 2013

The Morning Cram [full court press edition]

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From NPR: A powerful leadership group — the Catholic Seven — is stepping forward and heading in a bold new direction: basketball. These schools want out of the Big (football) East Conference. Find out why these schools are choosing a new direction when it comes to college sports.

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Morning Cram
8:32 am
Tue March 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [it's just a piece of paper edition]

From NPR: Dale Stephens says many students would be better off ditching college and finding alternate ways to complete their educations. His new book, Hacking Your Education, explores that idea. "When you think about education as an investment, you have to think about what the return is going to be," he says.

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Morning Cram
9:02 am
Mon March 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [this could change everything edition]

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From NPR: Scientists believe a little girl from Mississippi born with HIV has been cured of the infection. She's the first child and only the second person in the world known to have been cured since the virus touched off a global pandemic nearly 32 years ago.

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Morning Cram
9:07 am
Fri March 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [busy bee edition]

From NPR: Many fruit and nut farmers rely on honeybee hives to pollinate and continue growing their crop, but the honeybees just can’t do the work by themselves anymore. They need the help of other wild bees to get the job done. Those other bees, though, are disappearing, and it’s puzzling scientists.

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Morning Cram
8:24 am
Thu February 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [bless your heart edition]

From NPR: Christine Ammer went the whole hog in collecting colloquial phrases for The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. She talks about the surprising history behind some of the most common idioms and why “control freak” might be her favorite.

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