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1:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Sherlock Hound

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 5:19 pm

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GLYNN WASHINGTON, HOST:

Next, SNAP JUDGMENT's Stephanie Foo drops us into another locale all together. Louisiana. Stephanie Foo, take it away.

STEPHANIE FOO, BYLINE: So a couple of months ago I found myself deep in the Bayou of Louisiana where the houses are on stilts and the gas stations have these big signs advertising fresh shrimp. And it was there I met Kirby Verret.

KIRBY VERRET: OK, my name is Kirby Verret.

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NPR Story
1:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Wait For A Miracle

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 5:19 pm

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GLYNN WASHINGTON, HOST:

OK, so I was born into a church that didn't believe in doctors. Instead, our church taught that true healing, real healing could only come from the Lord. And the pastor let us know that sickness and disease were traps laid by the devil. And when I was six or seven, I was caught by one of Satan's snares.

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NPR Story
1:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Far From Home

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 5:19 pm

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GLYNN WASHINGTON, HOST:

Welcome back to SNAP JUDGMENT from PRX and NPR the "Choosing Sides" episode. Today, we're nosing into situations where neutrality is not an option.

Now, you know, the forces that make us choose one thing or the other, they're often people, family, our neighbors, our boss. But sometimes, that which makes you decide where you stand, it's so much bigger than any one person. For our next piece, SNAP JUDGMENT's Anna Sussman takes us to the top of the world.

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NPR Story
1:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

False Guru

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 6:28 pm

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GLYNN WASHINGTON, HOST:

OK, so a lot of you know that I grew up in this crazy religious cult, right? And when I left that organization, I wanted to tell the people still involved - I wanted to tell them a lot of things. I want to let them know that Santa Claus was probably not the devil. I wanted them to understand that white people did not form the lost tribe of Israel and that Jesus probably wasn't going to be here next week.

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NPR Story
1:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Second To Last

Yes, Glynn can play kickball. In fact, he has serious game. But his sworn enemy is standing between him and playground glory.

From Scratch
1:36 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Jake Wood, Co-Founder Of Team Rubicon

From Scratch Host Jessica Harris speaks with Rubicon Co-Founder Jake Wood. Rubicon employees apply their military experience to emergency situations. Harris also speaks with co-founders of SoulCycle Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice. SoulCycle is a form of cardio that fuses indoor cycling with upper body workouts.

It's All Politics
1:27 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

GOP Gov. Scott Walker answers questions from reporters on April 16 in Madison, Wis.
Scott Bauer AP

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 2:14 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially announced this week that he is running for — wait for it — re-election as governor of Wisconsin.

It will be at least six months before he says anything definitive regarding that other office, the oval-shaped one in Washington, D.C.

And that's to be expected.

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House — much like Bill Clinton in 1990 and George W. Bush in 1998 and Rick Perry in 2010.

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NPR Story
1:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Hundreds Still Missing In South Korea Ferry Disaster

South Korean rescue workers search for missing passengers near the buoy installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. Divers renewed efforts today to access the capsized ferry. Of the 400 people who were on board, 200 are still missing. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 3:24 pm

The rescue and recovery mission continues off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry carrying over 400 people capsized this week.

More than 200 people are missing, and bad weather threatens to diminish recovery efforts.

Jason Strother joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti from Seoul with the latest information on rescue efforts.

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Television
12:48 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Return Of The Many Shows They Call 'Orphan Black'

Tatiana Maslany plays many roles in BBC America's Orphan Black.
Steve Wilkie BBC America

When I saw the first episode of BBC America's Orphan Black last year, I was convinced it was a crappy Canadian police drama.

That's because the set-up seemed like the oddest sort of crime procedural nonsense. A street urchin-style grifter sees a middle class woman who looks just like her leap in front of a commuter train, nabs her purse and climbs into her life – only to find her doppelganger is a troubled police officer with problems of her own.

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Shots - Health News
12:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

Vaporizer pens look like the e-cigarettes that dispense nicotine. But these devices are optimized for a potent marijuana resin with high concentrations of THC.
Courtesy of Grenco Science

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 7:46 am

It's a sunny afternoon at Kelly's Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, and Nikki Esquibel is getting stoned. But you wouldn't know it.

The 19-year-old, who has a medical prescription for marijuana, is "smoking" pot with a handheld vaporizer, or a vape pen. It's sleek, black, and virtually indistinguishable from a high-end e-cigarette.

That's the point, says Esquibel. "I use it mostly around my neighborhood. It's easy to hide." The vapor coming from the device doesn't even have much of an odor.

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The Two-Way
12:43 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Take A Break For Something Cute: Two Kittens Who Traveled Far

After a pretty long trip for two little kittens, they're safe and sound in San Diego.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 2:37 pm

After so many stories this month about accidents and disasters, we needed something completely different and hopefully cute.

This would seem to fit the bill:

"Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego." (San Diego's ABC10 News)

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The Two-Way
12:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Strong Quake Rattles Mexico, But No Injuries Reported

A parked car suffered damage when a adobe wall collapsed on it after a strong earthquake shook Chilpancingo, Mexico, on Friday, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
Alejandrino Gonzalez AP

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 4:49 pm

A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck near Mexico's resort town of Acapulco could be felt as far away as Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of Friday's quake was located about 80 miles northwest of Acapulco at a depth of about 15 miles. The effects, however, were felt 165 miles northeast in the Mexican capital, where shaking startled residents and lasted for about 30 seconds.

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Faith Matters
11:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Speaking of religion still, if there's one thing that goes hand-in-hand with faith, it is generally food. There have been a number of different food shortages in this country you may have heard about lately. We reported on this program about the shortage of limes. We've seen reports of rising beef prices as well. But right now, during Passover, gefilte fish is in short supply. Matt Chaban joins us now from member station WESA in Pittsburgh. He wrote about this for the New York Times. Matt, welcome.

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Faith Matters
11:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Now we turn to a campaign to recognize Muslim religious holidays in the New York public school system. Roughly 10 percent of New York City's public school children are Muslims. And their parents are asking that schools close for the most sacred Muslim holidays. They argue that Christian and Jewish students get their most important holidays off already. Current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the idea during his campaign. Take a listen.

(SOUNDBITE OF CAMPAIGN)

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Faith Matters
11:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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Barbershop
11:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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Education
11:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School. That day, two students opened fire and killed 13 people.

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The Two-Way
11:28 am
Fri April 18, 2014

China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

Xiang Zhengming plants rice seedlings in a field in southeast China's Fujian Province earlier this month. A newly released report says nearly 20 percent of the country's farmland is contaminated.
Lin Shanchuan Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 7:43 pm

Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time.

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The Two-Way
11:22 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who appears not to have told the whole story about his nation's surveillance programs.
Alexei Nikolsky AP

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 11:53 am

"Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?" former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

"We don't have a mass system of such interception, and according to our law it cannot exist," the Russian leader responded.

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Monkey See
11:15 am
Fri April 18, 2014

So, 'Scandal' Writers, How Did You Write That Awful Wrist Thing?

Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes and Jim Rash chat about how Scandal is written on Sundance's The Writers' Room.
JC Dhien Sundance Channel

Sundance has been making strides in scripted television with series like Rectify and Top Of The Lake, but Friday night also brings back a charming little interview show they have — sort of a perfect Friday night show, actually.

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