Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:23 am
Thu October 17, 2013

The Morning Cram [free at last edition]

From NPR: Solomon Northup was born a free man and lived the life of a respected musician until 1841, when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. British director Steve McQueen's new film, starring British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, brings Northup's best-selling memoir to life in excruciating detail.

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Morning Cram
8:02 am
Wed October 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [eat ch’yur greens edition]

From NPR: Edamame beans are a popular Asian appetizer, and they're beginning to get a foothold in the U.S. market. An Arkansas company is now trying to cash in on this edamame boom.

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Morning Cram
7:34 am
Tue October 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [harper valley edition]

From NPR: Amid skyrocketing real estate and rental prices, low-income families are fighting to stay put in order to access world-class public schools. One group of families battling the closure of Palo Alto's last mobile home park is getting help from a local PTA that values diversity.

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Morning Cram
8:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [it’s way too early edition]

From NPR: What's being called one of the worst storms in South Dakota's history has killed tens of thousands of cattle. Ranchers need to bury the piles of carcasses littering the fields. The disaster comes amid the government shutdown that closed USDA programs aimed at helping livestock producers recover.

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Morning Cram
7:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [roads diverged edition]

From NPR: The government shutdown has some American Indian tribes bracing for the worst. They've seen cuts to food distribution, child care and financial assistance. At the same time, a handful of northern Arizona tribes are seeing an unexpected spike in tourists who were turned away from nearby national parks.

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Morning Cram
7:46 am
Thu October 10, 2013

The Morning Cram [small and stagnate edition]

From NPR: When politicians say that small businesses are key to job growth, what most people imagine are mom-and-pop shops — the dry cleaner or coffee place. It may make a good sound bite, but research shows that most small businesses stay small. Only a fraction of these do grow into something big.

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Morning Cram
7:25 am
Wed October 9, 2013

The Morning Cram [sister against sister edition]

From NPR: Sisters Nagwa, Dina and May had always been close — until now. The political crisis in Egypt has ripped apart their relationships. One sister believes the Muslim Brotherhood is destroying the country; the other two are committed Islamists. It's a domestic tragedy that is playing out across Egypt.

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Morning Cram
7:35 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Morning Cram [shshshshshshsh edition]

Credit wikipedia.org

From NPR: For the few hundred people living in the cell- and wireless-free town of Green Bank, W.Va., staying connected — to each other and to the outside world — is a daily challenge. The area is within a zone designed to protect a giant radio telescope from interference.

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Morning Cram
7:47 am
Mon October 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [new mediums edition]

From NPR: Bo Burnham got his start in comedy on the internet, rather than in clubs. He found fame on YouTube and parlayed millions of views into a thriving career. Now, he's turned to the printed page with Egghead: or, You Can't Survive On Ideas Alone, a collection of comedic poetry modeled on Shel Silverstein.

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Morning Cram
7:25 am
Fri October 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [tick tock tick tock edition]

Credit nps.gov

From NPR: President Obama says he won't negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling, but he's happy to talk once the government is open and the full faith and credit of the United States is assured. Experts in negotiation weigh in about the tactics and the strategy being used during the budget impasse.

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