8:10am

Fri May 31, 2013
BackTalk

Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 9:37 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for BackTalk. That's where we hear from you. Editor Ammad Omar is with me once again. What's going on today, Ammad?

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8:10am

Fri May 31, 2013
Arts & Life

Rita Wilson Says Fifty Is Fabulous

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 6:26 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll head into the Barber Shop to get the buzz on some hot topics in the news. But first we want to hear about another place to hang out to find out about what's going on in the world. That would be the Internet. And while a lot of people might think that that's the domain of the younger set, it turns out that there is a thriving online world catering to 40 and 50-somethings.

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8:10am

Fri May 31, 2013
Politics

How Will Bachmann's Departure Affect Politics?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 9:37 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Later in the program, we will meet with actress and producer Rita Wilson. She says passing the big 5-0 has liberated her from her creative rut and is editor-at-large of the Huff/Post50 website. She's now launching a new literary section and inviting other 50-somethings to get those creative juices flowing. She'll tell you more about that in just a few minutes.

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7:47am

Fri May 31, 2013
Author Interviews

Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 10:29 am

FBI AP

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 25, 2013.

The remarkable story of gangster Whitey Bulger begins in the housing projects of South Boston and ends with his capture by the FBI in 2011 after his 16 years on the lam. By then, Bulger was wanted for 19 murders, extortion and loan sharking for leading a criminal enterprise in Boston from the 1970s until 1995. During much of that time he was also an informant and being protected by the FBI.

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7:08am

Fri May 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Huge Asteroid Makes Its Closest Pass To Earth Today

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 8:29 am

Radar images of asteroid 1998 QE2, taken when the cosmic traveler was about 3.75 million miles from Earth, revealed that the asteroid, with a 1.7-mile diameter, has a moon or satellite revolving around it.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR

An asteroid nine times the size of a cruise ship is dropping by Earth on Friday, and it's not coming alone. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be about 3.6 million miles from our planet at its closest approach. And its proximity has already given scientists a surprise: It has its own moon, measured at about 2,000 feet wide.

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6:47am

Fri May 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Is This Faint Line Below The Sea Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 8:12 am

That line below the surface might be pieces of Amelia Earhart's plane, researchers say.
TIGHAR

The group that's been searching for the remains of aviator Amelia Earhart and her long-lost plane has released what it calls "exciting ... frustrating ... maddening" evidence of where her Lockheed Electra might be.

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5:35am

Fri May 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Ricin Probe Leads To Texas; Severe Weather Continues

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 8:03 am

5:34am

Fri May 31, 2013
U.S.

Spelling Bee Winner Conquers 'German Curse'

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 2:37 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A 13-year-old from Queens won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. He correctly spelled a Yiddish word of German origin meaning dumpling.

(SOUNDBITE OF SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE)

ARVIND MAHANKALI: Knaidel. K-N-A-I-D-E-L. Knaidel.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: You are correct.

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5:23am

Fri May 31, 2013
Strange News

Movie In The Works For 'Grumpy Cat'

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 5:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Last year, a snapshot of a frowning feline went viral, emblazoned with captions like, "Of all the 9 lives I've lived, this is the worst." Within months, "Grumpy Cat" - that's her nom de plume -had a book deal. Now, the feline face that launched a thousand memes has a movie in the works.

So how does a cat make it into the pictures? Turns out she has a great agent - the same one who represents another online star, "Keyboard Cat."

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5:20am

Fri May 31, 2013
The Two-Way

All Are OK After Small Plane Crashes Through Apartment Roof

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 7:39 am

This photo from the Virginia State Police shows the tail of the small plane that crashed into the living room of an apartment in Herndon, Va., early Friday.
AP

Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt early Friday morning when a small plane with two people aboard crashed through the roof of an apartment building in Herndon, Va., about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.

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