Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:21 am
Thu November 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [just downstream edition]

From NPR: In the northern Rockies of Montana, wildlife is a part of daily conversation. Fishing alone generates $250 million a year, and the pursuit of trout brings in most of that money. But record droughts and declining snowpack mean streams are becoming less habitable for this revered fish.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Wed November 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [rent me edition]

From NPR: More and more people have started using the Internet to rent out their underused personal assets — apartments, cars, their spare time — to earn extra cash. The peer-to-peer economy is exploding, made possible by technology.

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Morning Cram
8:15 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [rising tide edition]

From NPR: New ordinances adopted in the South Florida city require that new homes feature freshwater cisterns and be built higher than the current flood plain level. Three years ago, Key West joined other Florida cities planning for the impact of climate change. Says Key West's planning director, "We are in all senses of the word, vulnerable to sea level rise."

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Morning Cram
7:58 am
Mon November 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [not that kind of armory edition]

From NPR: One hundred years ago, the Armory Show in New York City gave many Americans their first look at what avant-garde artists in Europe were up to. The 1,400-work exhibition challenged ideas about artistic "progress" and shocked American audiences.

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Morning Cram
7:57 am
Fri November 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [the tallest towers edition]

From NPR: Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization that's based in Chicago, will make the final decision on Friday. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.

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Morning Cram
7:56 am
Thu November 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [streetcars desired edition]

From NPR: In 2001, Portland, Ore., was the first to develop a new kind of streetcar system. Success there led to a resurgence, with at least two dozen cities planning, building or expanding trolley lines — places like Atlanta, St. Louis and Tucson, Ariz. But some wonder whether it's the best way to spend limited transit dollars.

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Morning Cram
7:43 am
Wed November 6, 2013

The Morning Cram [global venue edition]

From NPR: Does a citizen of any country — not just the good ole U.S.A. — have an obligation to support its national teams? According to Frank Deford, in our world of global entertainment, passports don't matter and taste should trump nationalism.

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Morning Cram
7:52 am
Tue November 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [old man river edition]

From NPR: The reversal of a conservation law court decision to protect Michigan's Au Sable River is an unintended outcome from large donations by anonymous funders funneled through tax-exempt organizations. Known as 501(c)4s, these groups are becoming a vehicle of choice for big donors to hide large political donations.

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Morning Cram
7:44 am
Mon November 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [oh bully! edition]

From NPR: Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as "The Bully Pulpit." That's also the title of a new book from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she explains the unique relationships Roosevelt forged with reporters.

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Morning Cram
7:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [that broadcast brand edition]

From NPR: The value of a brand doesn't include anything physical. It's just the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.

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