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4:53 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

How Cynthia Rylant Discovered The Poetry Of Storytelling

Courtesy of Beach Lane Books

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Cynthia Rylant is a renowned author who has written for all age groups and been honored with both Caldecott and Newbery prizes for her work.

Her latest book, God Got a Dog, is a collection of poems that only took her one day to write.

"One poem ... just came out of the blue, and I sat down and I wrote it. And then after I finished writing it, I got an idea for another God poem, and so I wrote that one. And so it started in the morning and then by the end of the day, I was finished writing the book," she tells All Things Considered host Arun Rath.

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Author Interviews
4:53 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet

Detail from Plate 11 of Joe Sacco's The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, at precisely 7:30 a.m., the attack commences.
Joe Sacco Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Joe Sacco is a cartoonist, graphic novelist and journalist; he's best-known for his dispatches from today's regions of conflict, like the Middle East and Bosnia, in cartoon form. But for his latest book, The Great War, Sacco turns his eye on history. He's recreated of one of the worst battles of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, from its hopeful beginning to its brutal end.

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NPR Story
4:53 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Randi Zuckerberg On Women In Tech: It's 'Complicated'

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:38 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

Twitter became a publicly traded company this week amid some fanfare. There's been criticism along with the celebration, though. Among other things, it's hard to ignore that Twitter has no women on its board and only one among its executive officers.

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The Two-Way
4:36 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Malala Yousafzai's Book Is Banned In Pakistani Private Schools

Malala Yousafzai's book, I Am Malala, has been banned in private schools across Pakistan.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 2:50 pm

An organization representing 40,000 private schools in Pakistan says it has decided to ban I Am Malala, a memoir written by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting the education of girls.

The Associated Press spoke to Adeeb Javedani, president of the All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, who said Malala was "representing the West, not us."

The AP adds:

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Shots - Health News
3:07 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Why Can't Ted Stay Out Of The Emergency Room?

A nurse's phone call at the right time can prevent a trip to the ER.
W. Steve Shepard Jr. iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 8:14 am

A 40-something patient I'll call Ted has a list of conditions that would have tongue-tied Carl Sagan. Even though I see Ted in my clinic every month, he still winds up visiting the emergency room 20 times per year.

Yes, 20.

Before he became my patient, he went even more frequently. So, the current situation, bad as it may be, represents halting progress.

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The Two-Way
2:06 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Incognito: 'My Actions Were Coming From A Place Of Love'

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (left) and tackle Jonathan Martin on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla., in July.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 2:57 pm

In his first interview since the Miami Dolphins suspended him, Richie Incognito says his words to Jonathan Martin sound harsh, but that's not the way he meant them.

"My actions were coming from a place of love," he told Fox NFL Sunday. "No matter how bad and how vulgar it sounds, that's how we communicate, that's how our friendship was, and those are the facts and that's what I'm accountable for."

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Asia
12:54 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Dispatch From One Of The Philippines' Hardest-Hit Areas In

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Typhoon Haiyan swept to the Philippines with nearly 200 mile per hour winds. Thousands are now feared dead. Save the Children's Lynette Lim was in one of the hardest-hit areas, Tacloban City, this morning. She joins us now from the capital, Manila. Thanks so much for being with us.

LYNETTE LIM: Not problem.

MARTIN: So describe what you saw. How were conditions in Tacloban City when you left this morning?

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The Two-Way
11:54 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Doctors OK Return Of Argentine President Cristina Fernández

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 1:30 pm

A month after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in her brain, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has received the OK from doctors to return to some presidential duties on Monday.

Reuters reports:

"Fernandez was given the go-ahead after tests on Friday night, but would not be allowed to travel by airplane for the next 30 days, government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said.

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The Two-Way
10:14 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Oops! Minnesota Wins Rivalry Trophy, Then Breaks It

Minnesota Players carry an intact Governor's Victory Bell trophy after defeating Penn State 24-10 in an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

It started off great: Minnesota won its fourth consecutive Big Ten game for the first time in 40 years when it beat Penn State 24-10 on Saturday.

Then, they were handed the Governor's Victory Bell trophy and they were so excited, they broke it. Oops.

Via SB Nation here's a gif of the moment:

ESPN says the Gopher's 8-2 season is the Big Ten's surprise this year. They explain:

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Sun November 10, 2013

2 Dead, 22 Injured In Houston-Area Party Shooting

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 6:32 pm

Two people were killed and 22 people were injured late Saturday near Houston when gunfire erupted at a birthday party.

The Houston Chronicle reports most of the injured were between 17- and 20-years-old, and the party was billed on Twitter as an 18th birthday celebration. The Chronicle reports:

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The Two-Way
8:16 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Hague: A Deal With Iran Is 'On The Table' And 'Can Be Done'

International negotiators, including Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Minister William Hague, in Geneva for talks on Iran's nuclear program.
Christophe Bott AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 9:53 am

Despite the fact that a marathon negotiating session over Iran's nuclear program came up empty, international diplomats tried to put a positive spin on reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

U.K. Foreign Minister William Hague told the BBC:

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Author Interviews
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Stories Probe The Hidden Grievances Of Class

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Author Russell Banks is known for his clear-eyed explorations of hardship. His books probe some of the starker, sadder parts of the human experience. So, it's maybe not surprising that his sixth short story collection titled "A Permanent Member of the Family" begins in a dim, chilly room.

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Sports
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

In College Football, Offense Is Flashy, But Defense Wins The Game

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin, and it's time now for sports.

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MARTIN: The Bears - the Baylor University Bears that is - well, they did some trouncing this past week. They beat Oklahoma 41 to 12 on Thursday. And this trouncing got our own Mike Pesca thinking whether this season could be a big moment not just for Baylor but for every great college offense going forward forever, till the end of time. Good morning, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: A referendum, if you will.

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Asia
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Thousands Feared Dead In Philippines After Super Typhoon

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Typhoon Haiyan swept to the Philippines with nearly 200 mile per hour winds. Thousands are feared dead. Aaron Aspi is a communications officer with World Vision Philippines, a Christian relief organization. And he joins me now from the island of Cebu.

Thank you so much for being with us.

AARON ASPI: Yes. Thank you.

MARTIN: So can you just tell us what you have seen since the storm has hit?

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Africa
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

The Big Business Of High-Seas Piracy

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

In Tom Hanks' latest movie, "Captain Phillips" audiences were taken aboard a ship under attack by Somali pirates. This past week, a new report by the World Bank, the U.N., and Interpol followed the money trail behind Somali pirates and found...

STUART YIKONA: This is a business. It was investors coming together to invest.

MARTIN: That's Stuart Yikona from the World Bank, who co-authored the report.

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Law
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Trafficking Victim Now Advocates For Others

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Congressman Royce heard testimony from victims of trafficking this past week. One of them was the woman he mentioned in the conversation you just heard, Angela Guanzon, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 2005. She arrived in Long Beach, California, thinking she had it made.

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Law
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

House Bill Would Combat Human Trafficking

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Human trafficking, the U.N. calls it a modern form of slavery. It's not something we associate with life here in the United States. And while more than half of trafficking victims are in Asia and the Pacific, it is happening in this country too. A new Global Slavery Index was released last month by the Walk Free Foundation, a group that fights human trafficking. And according to that report, the U.S. is home to roughly 60,000 people who live in slave-like conditions.

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Space
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Billions Of Planets Could Support Life

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Have you ever gazed out your window on a clear, star-filled night and wondered are we really alone?

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Around the Nation
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Historic VA Buildings In Danger Of Demolition

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Preservationists in Wisconsin are trying to save some architectural military history. A recent report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation says the Veteran's Administration has been opting to build new facilities instead of renovating the historic buildings it already owns. VA officials say their primary mission is to provide world-class care at the best price, and that's easier to do in new buildings. From member station WUWM in Milwaukee, LaToya Dennis brings us this story.

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National Security
7:34 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Veterans Group Helps Troops By Helping Locals

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, a time to honor all those who have served in America's armed forces. To mark the occasion, we'd like to bring you the story of one group of recent veterans helping those still in uniform and deployed overseas. Here is the newest member.

CHRIS CLARY: My name is Chris Clary.

MARTIN: Chris Clary is a native Oklahoman who served two tours in Afghanistan with the Army Special Forces. Now, he's about to make his third trip to the country.

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