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8:12 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Movie Article Leads Police To Missing Convicted Bank Robber

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:20 am

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Around the Nation
8:12 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges Maker's Mark Handmade Bourbon Claim

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:20 am

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Deceptive Cadence
8:03 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Sound Design: The Art Of The Album Cover

Denise Burt's album cover designs are as cutting-edge as the music they represent.
Denise Burt Dacapo

Calling all design geeks and fans of cool album art! Check out this thing we made.

It tells the story of graphic designer Denise Burt and her album covers. Read about her process, see the art — and hear the music that inspired her.

Shortly after Burt moved to Copenhagen in 2000, she landed a job creating album covers for Denmark's Dacapo Records. Trouble was, she didn't know a thing about the contemporary classical music the label specialized in.

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All Songs TV
8:03 am
Thu July 30, 2015

First Watch: Kalle Mattson, 'Avalanche'

Kalle Mattson re-creates the cover of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 9:11 am

Attention all music geeks: Can you identify the 35 album covers Canadian singer Kalle Mattson re-creates in this video?

"Avalanche" is the title track for his new EP, to be released on Aug. 21. It's a big, bold sound for Kalle and draws from the influences of many of the musical heroes he pays homage to in this video, as he told us via email:

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The Two-Way
7:43 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

The Rodrigo de Freitas lake, which was largely cleaned up in recent years, was thought to be safe for Olympic rowers and canoeists. But an investigation by The Associated Press found it to be among the most polluted sites.
Leo Correa AP

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 9:35 am

It's no secret that the water at some of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro has some problems.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro got a whiff of one venue in April. But The Associated Press has just put some science into it by commissioning tests over a five-month period.

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

Al Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed (from left), Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and correspondent Peter Greste appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terrorism charges in Cairo.
Heba Elkholy AP

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 9:18 am

A court in Egypt has delayed reading the verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of aiding a terrorist organization.

The BBC reports:

"Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in June 2014.

"Their convictions for spreading false news were overturned on appeal and they were released on bail in February. ...

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Thu July 30, 2015

'Baby' Is A Pretty Feat Of Misdirection

Courtesy of MIRA Books

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:34 pm

A novelist friend once told me she loves the TV series American Crime because it focuses on "the other people affected, the ones you never hear about, when a crime happens." You might think creators of fiction, like my friend, would be the first to consider "the other people affected," but finding a suspense novel that upends both the linearity and the nature of what constitutes "crime" occurs less than I might like.

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The Salt
7:03 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

Sea bass, pollock, striped bass and other fish species are seen for sale at the Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine.
Ryan Kellman for NPR

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 9:41 pm

Order a rockfish at a restaurant in Maryland, and you'll likely get a striped bass. Place the same order in California, and you could end up with a vermilion rockfish, a Pacific Ocean perch or one of dozens of other fish species on your plate.

This jumble of names is perfectly legal. But it's confusing to diners — and it can hamper efforts to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud, says the ocean conservation group Oceana.

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Music Interviews
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

Joss Stone's new album, Water For Your Soul, is out July 31.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:01 pm

Joss Stone's voice first stunned listeners more than a decade ago. The British singer was only 14 years old then, but her booming, soulful voice got noticed, as did her knack for taking success in stride. At age 28, she hasn't stopped: Stone's newest album, Water for Your Soul, comes out this Friday.

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NPR Ed
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Kevin Lamarque Landov

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:57 pm

It's an old and controversial question: Should federal Pell grants be used to help prisoners pay for college?

Tomorrow, at a prison in Jessup, Md., Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to unveil a program to do just that. The new plan would create a limited pilot program allowing some students in prison to use Pell grants to pay for college classes.

The key word there is "limited" — because there's only so much the administration can do. To understand why, we have to go back to November 1993.

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Youth Radio
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

At One Juvenile Hall, Too Few Staff Has A Big Impact

A young man peers out a window in a holding cell after arriving at the intake unit at Alameda County Juvenile Hall.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:06 pm

Across the country, there are efforts to close outdated and dangerous juvenile detention centers. But even in places with so-called model juvenile halls, counties often struggle to meet the minimum standards.

A juvenile hall in San Leandro, Calif., is one such detention center that's generally well-regarded but faces some major challenges. Built in 2007, it's part of a $176 million juvenile justice complex with a detention facility, courtrooms and law offices.

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Shots - Health News
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 3:53 pm

Over the years, scientists have mostly interpreted the world through what they can see. But in the past few decades, a culture of listening has blossomed, especially among biologists who seek to understand how animals communicate. This week Morning Edition embarks on a weekly summer series called Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound. We begin with an innovation that transformed medicine by searching sounds for clues to illness and health.

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Around the Nation
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

This week's New York magazine cover has received a lot of attention.
New York Magazine Via Twitter

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:52 pm

The cover story of this week's New York magazine is getting a lot of attention.

It features 35 women seated in chairs and one empty chair. The women are all dressed in black, looking straight ahead with both hands resting on their knees. It is a stark image, and all the more compelling because each of them is openly and by name accusing Bill Cosby of horrendous acts. Some say they were drugged and raped; others recount stories of narrowly escaping sexual assault.

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Health Care
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

50 Years Ago, Medicare Helped To Desegregate Hospitals

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:29 pm

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Business
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Whet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:02 pm

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Around the Nation
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Vacationing Family Finds Treasure Off Florida's Coast

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:02 pm

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We're also tracking this story. A vacationing family hit the jackpot this week while scuba diving in shallow water off Florida's Treasure Coast.

(SOUNDBITE OF WATER)

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Testimony: Parents Surprised Their Son Was Aurora Theater Gunman

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:24 pm

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Campus Police Officer Charged In Unarmed Black Man's Death

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:20 am

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5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Cincinnati Shooting Reflects Reality Shift For Law Enforcement

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:38 pm

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When Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that indictment, he called the shooting senseless and asinine. That's different from the cautious tone prosecutors have used in similar cases. NPR's Martin Kaste says it indicates the ground has shifted.

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