1:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
NPR Story

Protests In Brazil Gain Steam, Violence Increases

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 8:04 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Until recently, our correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro was posted in the Middle East. She was an eyewitness to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. Now, she is NPR's South America correspondent, based in Brazil. And guess what's happening on the streets there?

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Last night, demonstrators spread all across that country, with a total of a million people estimated to have taken part. Some protesters clashed with police. One was hit and killed by a car.

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1:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
Planet Money

How Brush Factories Survive In America

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 12:46 pm

Fourth-generation owner of Braun Brush, Lance Cheney, stands next to a special-order brush his company made for the artist Richard Artschwager.
Marianne McCune NPR

Brushes are pretty simple: a bunch of flexible fibers sticking out of something stiff. Not surprisingly, Chinese manufacturers have grabbed a big share of the U.S. brush market. But several hundred small U.S. brush factories are still hanging on. Here are three strategies they're using to survive.

1. Compete On Quality

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1:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
StoryCorps

For A Boy With Little, Learning To Love A Castoff Trombone

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 7:57 am

On a visit to StoryCorps in Phoenix, Gilbert Zermeno told his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeno, about what it was like to grow up poor while yearning to join the school band.
StoryCorps

Gilbert Zermeno came from a big family who didn't have much. They lived on the plains of West Texas and got by on the $100 a week that Gilbert's father made working the cotton fields.

So when Gilbert wanted to join the school band in sixth grade, his parents had to get creative, as he explained to his wife, Pat Powers-Zermeno, during a recent visit to StoryCorps in Phoenix.

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1:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
National Security

Obama's Pick To Lead FBI Adds New Layer To Privacy Debate

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 1:34 am

Jim Comey, then deputy attorney general, testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in 2005.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

President Obama will formally nominate Jim Comey to be the country's next FBI director on Friday.

Comey, a registered Republican and longtime federal prosecutor, is best-known for raising alarms inside the Bush White House about a secret electronic surveillance program. That issue has taken on new resonance after disclosures about the Obama administration's dragnet collection of American phone records.

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1:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

With Health Exchanges Poised To Open, PR Push Draws Scrutiny

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 6:07 pm

In San Jose, Calif., on June 6, President Obama encouraged people to sign up for insurance in the nation's largest health insurance market.
Stephen Lam Getty Images

This weekend marks 100 days until people can begin signing up for new health insurance coverage under the federal health care law. It also marks another milestone: the launch of an enormous public relations effort to find people eligible for new coverage and urge them to sign up when the time comes.

But like everything else about the health law, even this seemingly innocuous effort has been touched by controversy.

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12:56am

Fri June 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Career Advice for New Graduates and for the People Who Love Them

On the June 30, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko offer advice for new graduates and for the people who love them. 

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Fri June 21, 2013

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4:56pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 20, 2013

A museum presents the first-person accounts of slaves; Audiophiles: Music for the heart at the Chapel of the Chimes; DArren Johnston's latest project; and Audiograph's sound of the week revealed!

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4:46pm

Thu June 20, 2013

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