Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:31 am
Thu October 31, 2013

The Morning Cram [wait what? edition]

From NPR: In a psychology study using Halloween candy, kids who got a candy bar and a piece of bubble gum were less satisfied than kids who got just a candy bar. The study shows that when we think about experiences, we are significantly biased by how the experience ends.

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Morning Cram
9:11 am
Wed October 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [how old are you? edition]

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From NPR: Social Security accounts for about 20 percent of federal spending. As Congress edges toward having to come up with a new spending plan, one argument in favor of cuts is that Social Security amounts to a huge transfer of wealth from the young to the old.

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Morning Cram
9:20 am
Tue October 29, 2013

The Morning Cram [who is watching edition]

From NPR: Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger protections for that often-revealing digital information.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Mon October 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [ship this edition]

From NPR: Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers, essentially taking out the middle man. The online retailing giant's move comes as it and its competitors experiment with faster delivery.

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Morning Cram
7:38 am
Fri October 25, 2013

The Morning Cram [now and forever edition]

From NPR: In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of StoryCorps, we revisit Danny and Annie Perasa's story. Danny's big personality and deep love for his wife, Annie, drew listeners in since the couple's first interview in 2004. Danny died in 2006. Today, Annie still lives in their Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment. "Danny didn't go," she says. "He's not gone because of StoryCorps."

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Morning Cram
7:16 am
Thu October 24, 2013

The Morning Cram [the phony edition]

From NPR: From 1941 to 1943, J.D. Salinger exchanged letters with a young, aspiring writer in Toronto named Marjorie Sheard. The letters predate Catcher in the Rye, but Sheard may have been one of the first people to learn about its eventual protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Sheard's letters from Salinger are on display at the Morgan Library in New York.

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Morning Cram
8:02 am
Wed October 23, 2013

The Morning Cram [that’s what cc means edition]

From NPR: This week marks the 75th anniversary of the first modern copier ever made. The technology, which came from serial inventor Chester Carlson, revolutionized the business world and formed the foundation of Xerox's success. It also meant no more messy carbon paper.

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Morning Cram
7:48 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [apples to apples edition]

From NPR: Last year, the Michigan apple harvest was dismal. But this year apple growers are worried there won’t be enough pickers for the crop.

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Morning Cram
8:15 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Morning Cram [reading rainbow edition]

From NPR: A rural Missouri librarian transitions the one-room library into a learning hub, sorting out old cooking magazines and curating a collection of needed literary classics.

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Morning Cram
8:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Morning Cram [dirty pillows edition]

From NPR: A new Carrie movie comes as Halloween approaches, but NPR's Arts Desk Senior Producer Elizabeth Blair isn’t fascinated with the tortured teenager. She’s terrified by the girl’s mother, Margaret White. 

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