Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:20 am
Wed February 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [let’s get physical edition]

From NPR: For many families exercise doesn’t happen naturally. It has to be scheduled, and that often means carting a van full of kids to separate locations, limiting time for outdoor play. But a few families are starting to prioritize exercise by purposefully choosing to live in cities and neighborhoods that are suitable for more walking and biking.

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Morning Cram
9:10 am
Tue February 26, 2013

The Morning Cram [shadowy figure edition]

From NPR: Benedict XVI’s inspiration to voluntarily step down as pope fell to the last man to do that: Celestine V. To find his place in history you have to go back all the way to 1294. The frail hermit is thought to even be referenced in the classic Dante’s Inferno.

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Morning Cram
8:03 am
Fri February 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [living in an amish paradise edition]

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From NPR: The Amish may have chosen to go without many of the delights of the modern world, but they still need to drill, sand and cut wood. So they come to the Buckeye Tool Expo in Dalton, Ohio, for loopholes that allow them to get their hands on power tools. These Amish-friendly alternatives include tools powered by compressed air instead of electricity and industrial skylights that replace gas lamps.

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Morning Cram
8:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [animal style edition]

From NPR: In-N-Out Burger has one, Dairy Queen has one, and now Panera Bread has a secret menu too. Many restaurants keep old items or concoct special orders to make customers feel like they’re insiders. But sometimes they do it just because they don’t want to print out a whole slew of new menus.

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Morning Cram
8:31 am
Wed February 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [swamp land edition]

From NPR: A small not-for-profit group called Cinereach is aiming to tell stories that Hollywood overlooks. The mission of the group founded by 20-something New York University grads is to tell “vital stories, artfully told,” and they have financial backers who support that mission. Cinereach had its first big success: the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, which it helped fund. The not-for-profit started in 2006 when it just had 30 proposals to consider. Now it has 2,500.

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Morning Cram
9:16 am
Tue February 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [ride on the peace train edition]

From NPR: Kenyan graffiti artists are sending a literal peace train through the country as their presidential election nears. The artists are trying their best to stop the kind of violence that erupted after the last election.

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Morning Cram
8:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [seed wars edition]

From NPR: An Indiana farmer looking for cheap soybean seeds for a second, smaller harvest has been taken to the Supreme Court by the largest seed company, Monsanto. 75-year-old Vernon Hugh Bowman signed a contract with the seed giant to not save and replant any of his harvest.

Monsanto wants to be his sole provider, but their seeds are “Roundup Ready” and more expensive, especially for a small second planting. Bowman bought a motley of seeds from his neighbors for his second harvest thinking Monsanto wouldn’t care. Boy, was he wrong.

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Morning Cram
7:54 am
Fri February 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [out with the old, in with the new edition]

From NPR: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is doing his best to eliminate income taxes in his state. But to get rid of the old he’s going to have to do something radically un-Republican: raise other taxes.

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Thu February 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [forbidden love edition]

From NPR: It’s a pre-independent India love story. Now 90 years old, Debika Ghosh , recalls how she jumped off a train and went without the family blessing just to marry the husband she lived with for 60 years.

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Morning Cram
7:54 am
Tue February 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie edition]

From NPR: Guys, want to impress your valentine? Make her this easy coffee gelato-like dessert or if she’s a salty gal you can go with a fancy version of everyone’s favorite meal, macaroni and cheese. And as a bonus, you can tell her you’re staying true to Valentine’s Day’s roots. All the recipes are inspired by the same romantic, pasta-loving country that was home to St. Valentine – Italy.

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