8:31am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Does Canada's $100 Bill Smell Like Maple Syrup? Many Say So

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 12:31 pm

Canada's $100 bill. Some think it smells sweet.
Bank of Canada

This much is true: Many Canadians apparently think their government has embedded a maple-scented scratch-and-sniff patch in the nation's $100 bills.

According to CTV, "dozens of people" contacted the Bank of Canada after the polymer bills were introduced in 2011 to say they were sure there was something fishy ... or perhaps we should say sweet ... about the money.

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6:33am

Tue May 28, 2013
Interviews

In Iraq, Tactical Theory Put Into Practice

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 am

Transcript

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

On this Memorial Day, we want to honor those who have died in war, and pay tribute to those who have risked their lives and are coping with the aftermath of war. In a couple of minutes, we're going to hear from Brian Turner, who fought in Iraq and wrote a book of poems about facing the constant possibility of death. The book's called "Here, Bullet."

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6:33am

Tue May 28, 2013
Interviews

Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse

Transcript

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

After that interview, we set up an interview with poet Brian Turner, whose poems took Nagl back to his days fighting in Iraq - back to the ghosts he tried to put away. Turner was a team leader for the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. It was the first Stryker brigade to be sent into the combat zone in Iraq in 2003. Turner's book of poems about Iraq is called "Here, Bullet."

Let me ask you to read the title poem from your collection "Here, Bullet."

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6:32am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Home Prices Post Biggest Jump Since 2006

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 am

This single family home was for sale last week in Encinitas, Calif.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

Home prices in major cities across the nation were up 10.9 percent in March from March 2012, the biggest year-over-year increase since April 2006, according to the data trackers who put together the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Their surveys show that:

-- While prices rose 10.9 percent on average across 20 metropolitan areas, the strongest gains were in Phoenix (22.5 percent), San Francisco (22.2 percent) and Las Vegas (20.6 percent).

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6:27am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Baby Is Rescued From Building's Sewage Pipe In China

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:27 am

A baby boy in China has been safely rescued from a sewage pipe after the abandoned newborn had become lodged in an apartment building's public toilet system. A resident heard the infant's cries, and firefighters cut out a portion of pipe containing the boy. That section was then rushed to the hospital, where the baby was carefully removed.

Authorities are treating the disturbing incident as an attempted homicide and were still looking for the baby's parents. As for his medical condition, the boy is reportedly stable, but with severe bruising and some cuts.

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6:03am

Tue May 28, 2013
City Visions: June 3, 2013

Take Me Out: Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports

City Visions explores transphobia and homophobia in sports.

City Visions kicks off Pride month by exploring homophobia and transphobia in sports. Have conversations about out LGBTQ athletes in the Bay Area changed since Jason Collins and Brittney Griner came out publicly? Since Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt apologized for his homophobic past? How do intersections of race, class and gender impact the experiences of LGBTQ athletes? In K-12 education, does Race to the Top include LGBTQ athletes? And why do many people still question whether it is easier for women to come out than men?

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5:57am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Rough Weather Ahead; U.S. Weapon Designs Hacked

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 am

5:42am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Not Everyone's A Fan Of Amazon's Fan Fiction Move

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 6:57 am

Seattle-based Amazon announced last week that it will begin selling fan fiction. CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a 2009 event.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:27am

Tue May 28, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday May 28, 2013

1863
  • 148th Day of 2013 / 217 Remaining
  • 24 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:5:50
  • Sunset:8:23
  • 14 Hours 33 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:11:53pm
  • Moon Set:9:44am
  • Moon’s Phase:82 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • June 23 @ 4:33am
  • Full Strawberry Moon
  • Full Rose Moon

This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon.

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5:22am

Tue May 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Rutgers Stands Behind New Athletic Director

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 am

Julie Hermann, the incoming athletic director at Rutgers University.
Rich Schultz Getty Images

Saying that "Julie's entire record of accomplishment ... is stellar," Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has issued a statement supporting the school's incoming athletic director — who has come under intense scrutiny because of allegations about how she treated players she once coached.

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