2:23am

Thu March 28, 2013
NPR Story

IMF: Gas Prices Don't Reflect True Costs

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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When you're filling up a car with gas, chances are you are not looking at the price per gallon and thinking how low it is. And maybe thinking that the government ought to do something about that and raise prices. But the economic wizards at the International Monetary Fund are recommending exactly that, not just for the U.S. but for the entire world.

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2:23am

Thu March 28, 2013
NPR Story

After 2-Week Closure, Cypriot Banks Reopen

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

In Cyprus today, banks reopened after being closed for nearly two weeks. Customers could see the limits on cash withdrawals last for months, as leaders of the island-nation try to prevent a bank-run. Lots of people there are nervous about an EU bailout agreed to this week. The terms of that deal are a shocking outcome for a country which built its wealth on its banking industry.

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12:44am

Thu March 28, 2013
Sports

Deflections: The Unofficial Stat That Measures Success

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 9:08 am

Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals is adamant about recording his team's deflections. It seems to be paying off: The Cardinals have been doing well during the NCAA tournament.
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The Louisville Cardinals are among the teams dominating at this year's men's Division 1 NCAA basketball tournament, which resumes Thursday night. The team credits harassing, active defense for its wins.

But there's something else at work, too: deflections. The team puts a lot of stock in them, though deflections aren't an officially tracked statistic.

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12:43am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Salt

Reviving The Spirit And Schmaltz Of The Jewish Deli

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 7:55 am

Nick Wiseman, partner at DGS Delicatessen, inspects the kitchen as an employee prepares pastrami sandwiches for lunch in Washington, D.C.
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On a recent morning, just south of Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle, about a dozen people are lined up outside a restaurant waiting for its lunchtime opening.

Jon and Ralph Rosenbaum are at the front of the line and are the first to be greeted by DGS Delicatessen general manager Brian Zipin, who leads them down a white tile hallway and seats them at a small table against a brick-exposed wall.

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12:42am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Record

The Many Sounds Of 1993 Bay Area Rap

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 5:27 pm

A still from the video for E-40's 1993 song "Practice Looking Hard," in which rappers like The Coup's Boots Riley (second from right) and Tupac (not pictured) also appeared.
Couresy of Zomba Recording

12:41am

Thu March 28, 2013
Planet Money

When A Famous Hospital Didn't Want An Expensive New Drug

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 7:03 am

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Last year, a new drug called Zaltrap was approved as a kind of last-chance therapy for patients with colorectal cancer. Studies suggested Zaltrap worked almost exactly as well as an existing drug called Avastin. In fact, the main difference between the two drugs seemed to be the price.

"I was rather stunned," Dr. Leonard Saltz, who specializes in colorectal cancer, told me.

Zaltrap costs about $11,000 per month — about twice as much as Avastin, Saltz said.

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12:00am

Thu March 28, 2013

6:20pm

Wed March 27, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 3/29 at 3pm

Naturalist Bernie Krause

Famed natural sound recordist Bernie Krause is our special guest this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond".  He talks about his early career in professional music and how he made the transition to naturalist and bio-acoustitian.  Krause will take us on a sonic tour to some of his favorite wilderness areas and talks about his new book "The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places."  Saturday, 3/30 at 3pm.

5:58pm

Wed March 27, 2013
Your legal rights 3/27

The Homeowners' Bill of Rights, payday loans, and loan sharks

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Chuck Finney is joined by Keith Ogden of Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto; Kevin Stein of the California Reinvestment Coalition; Joe Rideout of Consumer Action; and Leon Bayer, a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law.   

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5:00pm

Wed March 27, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 27, 2013

A special Crosscurrents: Julia Scott's documentary BON VOYAGE, the story of a same-sex couple from San Francisco who try to meet death in style.

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