Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:25 am
Mon April 16, 2012

the morning cram [that's just, like, your opinion, man edition]

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What would Jesus do... with the economy?

NPR reports the God-and-government debate has turned toward the Republican budget plan. Liberal religious leaders say the plan, which lowered taxes and cut services to the poor, was an affront to the Gospel — and particularly Jesus' command to care for the poor.

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Morning Cram
10:30 am
Fri April 13, 2012

the morning cram [I'm just not so sure how well this plan was thought through edition]

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Somehow oops doesn't seem to cover it...

NPR reports a failed missile test yesterday may make North Korea more belligerent and confrontational.

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Morning Cram
10:42 am
Wed April 11, 2012

the morning cram [i'm taking it back edition]

Some Hindus are fighting back against the hemp-clothed latte crowd and trying to return Yoga to its philosophical roots. So take a deep breath, greet the sun, and get ready for "Take Back Yoga 2: Electric Boogaloo"

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Morning Cram
8:57 am
Mon April 9, 2012

the morning cram [a mother's work is never done edition]

U.S. Obesity Rate by BMI in 2008
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Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.

NPR reports a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests a link between overweight mothers and the likelihood of giving birth to children with developmental disorders.

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Morning Cram
10:52 am
Fri April 6, 2012

the morning cram [hacks of valor edition]

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Hacker group Anonymous claims to be responsible for the attacks against Chinese websites this week.

NPR reports hundereds of Chinese government sites and companies have been defaced within the space of a few days. On some of the sites hackers even posted tips on how to circumvent the Great Firewall of China.

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Morning Cram
10:49 am
Thu April 5, 2012

the morning cram [so long, and thanks for all the fish edition]

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Apparently political candidates, unlike everyone else, really enjoy long goodbyes.

NPR reports people are beginning to question Rick Santorum's continuing campaign, as they have Gingrich and Paul's for a while.

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Morning Cram
8:57 am
Tue April 3, 2012

the morning cram [keep it secret edition]

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There's a rumor quietly circulating in secret circles that the University of Kentucky Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship. But you didn't hear it from me. 

NPR reports the Wildcats are national champs for the first time since 1998, and UK fans did not go quietly into the night.

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Morning Cram
8:35 am
Mon April 2, 2012

the morning cram [the more things change, the more they stay the same edition]

Library of Congress

Three score and 12 years ago, America was in a very different place — economically and culturally. The National Archives has released detailed data from the 1940 census, giving us an idea of how much — or how little — things have really changed.

NPR reports the public will have the chance to pick through more than 3.8 million digital images of census schedules, maps and other data from 72 years ago.

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Morning Cram
8:31 am
Fri March 30, 2012

the morning cram [the rapprochement edition]

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Amidst the racial and religious fear gripping the country, French citizens find a new sense of solidarity.

NPR reports French citizens of all stripes came together to honor the victims of the self-proclaimed Al Qaeda terrorist. Solidarity is the order of the day while the national debate over immigration continues.

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8:52 am
Thu March 29, 2012

the morning cram [the man, the legend edition]

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"When Earl played, he put fire in his right hand...it had the stank on it...it was the right thing." - Ricky Skaggs

NPR reports Earl Scruggs, legendary banjo picker and giant of bluegrass music, has passed away at the age of 88. 

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