Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:26 am
Wed June 6, 2012

the morning cram [gyyaarrrggghhh!!! edition]

I'm not sure what the Pirate Party is...but I'm down. 

NPR reports on one of Germany's newest political parties. Tech-savy twenty-somethings have a fresh vision on democracy. 

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Morning Cram
9:18 am
Tue June 5, 2012

the morning cram [give me freedom edition]

"What do you need?"

NPR reports the Chinese artist Yang Weidong is travelling his country asking "what do you need?". The answer; freedom. 

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Morning Cram
9:41 am
Mon June 4, 2012

the morning cram [we don't need no water edition]

Nothing says summertime like the smell of a campfire.

NPR reports on the science behind the three ingredients of the perfect summer campfire

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Morning Cram
11:30 am
Fri June 1, 2012

morning cram [with great power comes great responsibility edition]

"It's kind of that crazy-awful thing where fantasy is no longer," Garfield says. "You're truly in spandex, which actually sucks, in reality. It's hard work being that guy; it's tough."
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Morning Cram
9:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition]

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

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Morning Cram
9:50 am
Wed May 30, 2012

the morning cram [red rocking chair edition]

"...might help you get through the world."

NPR reports the legendary flat-picking guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist Doc Watson has passed away at the age of 89. 

Kentucky ~ Residents to vote on Paducah-McCracken merger. Former soldier wants wife to face adultery charges. 

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Morning Cram
10:11 am
Tue May 29, 2012

the morning cram [back again edition]

Just when I was thinking we could use another recession...

NPR reports congressional economists are predicting dire financial straits if we don't do anything to stop it.

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Morning Cram
10:17 am
Mon May 28, 2012

the morning cram [only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is the ice cream edition]

Today on NPR: We visit Ben and Jerry's "Flavor Graveyard" in Waterbury, Vt. Here, ice cream flavors that the company has killed off are memorialized.

Around the Commonwealth:

Traffic is restricted along the Tennessee River at Ledbetter as several sinking barges threaten to topple a construction crane into the water.

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Morning Cram
9:29 am
Fri May 25, 2012

the morning cram [now those are some golden arches edition]

I hope I look that good when I'm 75. (I know, it's a suspension bridge)

NPR reports the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this weekend.

Kentucky ~ Our own bridge is open today...who wants to go first? A fugitive was lured into arrest by a facebook profile (that's just like a fake woman). 

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Morning Cram
9:24 am
Thu May 24, 2012

the morning cram [yes, I know it's's cashmere edition]

Well, at least the goats are relieved. 

NPR reports many Mongolians are leaving traditional practices like raising goats for cashmere, for more profitable mine jobs.

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