Morning Cram

Morning Cram
8:09 am
Thu September 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [easy listening edition]

From NPR: Document requests by the ACLU of Northern California have produced an inside look at the records of suspicious activity reports gathered by federal authorities. The feds appear to be keeping files on people based on tips that fall far below the threshold of reasonable suspicion.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Wed September 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [question mark edition]

From NPR: Author Leah Hager Cohen says it's time to stop faking your way through conversations. "Once you finally own up to what you don't know, then you can begin to have honest interactions with the people around you," she explains.


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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Tue September 17, 2013

The Morning Cram [no more farmer john edition]

From NPR: Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?

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Morning Cram
9:21 am
Mon September 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [who’s fatherland? edition]

  From NPR: As many as 5,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Germany this month, but they aren't receiving the warmest welcome in a country where a growing number of Germans are unhappy about the steady stream of asylum seekers. Fanning the flames are extremists, who want Germany to close its doors to refugees.

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Fri September 13, 2013

The Morning Cram [a fighting chance edition]

From NPR: Lessons in optimism from very ill children inspire pediatric oncologist Jim Olson in his hunt for better treatments for brain tumors. If a boy too sick to get out of bed can still find a way to have a snowball fight with his older brother, then Olson figures he can find ways to improve brain surgery.

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Thu September 12, 2013

The Morning Cram [the river widens edition]

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From NPR: In his new book, Average Is Over, Tyler Cowen predicts that America will become a new, more creative meritocracy. Though he believes a rise in income inequality is inevitable, he hopes that "happiness inequality isn't going up in the same way."

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Morning Cram
8:16 am
Wed September 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [press here edition]

From NPR: Passwords are a pain to remember, and they're only partially effective in securing your devices. Now, with a fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 5s' home button, biometrics is taking a big step into a much bigger ecosystem. But such scanners raise security and privacy concerns of their own.

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Morning Cram
7:28 am
Tue September 10, 2013

The Morning Cram [why we try to forget that one edition]

From NPR: The War of 1812 is gave us our national anthem and a stable border with Canada, but otherwise, not much is remembered about that conflict nowadays. This changed over Labor Day when the largest sailing re-enactment ever attempted in the U.S. marked the anniversary of a remarkable victory in that war.

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Morning Cram
7:47 am
Mon September 9, 2013

The Morning Cram [red tape edition]

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From NPR: China runs the largest censorship machine in human history, researchers say. But Harvard studies of Internet postings in China suggest that even vitriolic criticisms of leaders and state policies are not what officials want to censor.

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Morning Cram
7:51 am
Fri September 6, 2013

The Morning Cram [and the winner is edition]

From NPR: Saturday in Argentina, the International Olympic Committee will announce the host of the 2020 Summer Games. The committee is choosing from among Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. The contenders all have strong selling points but each also has serious issues clouding its bid.


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