12:07pm

Fri May 17, 2013
It's All Politics

Conservative Advice To GOP: Don't Legislate, Focus On Scandals

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 1:25 pm

Heritage Action, the political activist offshoot of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has some advice for House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor: focus on the scandals plaguing the Obama administration and stay away from legislation that could "highlight major schisms" within the House Republican Conference.

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12:02pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

"Way to Blue" - Songs of Nick Drake - Various Artists

Donate at a level of $75 or above and receive a copy of “Way to Blue,” a compilation of hand-picked musicians performing the songs of Nick Drake. 

Nick Drake's original producer, Joe Boyd, put together a series of concerts in the UK, Australia and Italy to celebrate Nick's greatness as a songwriter. These recordings are the edited highlights of concerts in New York and London. 

This is an album with the quality of a studio production and the spontaneity of a live performance, as featured on Folk Music and Beyond.

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11:47am

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Up For Discussion: Cost Of Cancer Care Avoided Too Often

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 10:58 am

A cancer pill can cost patients more than the same treatment given as an infusion.
iStockphoto.com

When the diagnosis is cancer, the expenses can pile up in a hurry.

Even people with insurance can face steep copayments for drugs, a sizable share of hospital bills and significant incidentals. These side effects of cancer care are sometimes even called "financial toxicity."

So wouldn't it make sense for doctors and patients to talk over the financial strain that cancer treatment might bring and what might be done to manage it?

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11:45am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

'Picture Cook': Drawings Are The Key Ingredients In These Recipes

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 1:32 pm

Katie Shelly

Back in 2009, Katie Shelly was craving an eggplant Parmesan. Small problem: She'd never made it before. But she remembered that a college roommate used to make it, so she called her up and asked for the recipe.

The friend told her she needed to start with three bowls — one for breadcrumbs, one for egg and one for flour, salt and pepper. "In that moment, it was totally natural for me to just draw the three bowls instead of writing all that out in words," says Shelly, whose day job is as a visual designer.

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11:33am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Mother Of India Gang-Rape Victim Faces Suspects In Court

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:31 pm

In India, the mother of the 23-year-old woman fatally gang-raped on a moving bus last December appeared in court Friday and for the first time put eyes on the men accused in the heinous attack on her daughter.

The four men on trial have been charged with murder and face capital punishment for the crime that convulsed the country and prompted harsher punishments for rape.

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11:24am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla (center) is sworn in as president in Buenos Aires after seizing power in 1976.
Eduardo Di Baia AP

Jorge Rafael Videla, an ambitious Army chief who seized power in Argentina in 1976 and orchestrated a campaign of terror against his opponents, has died in prison at age 87.

Videla, whose "Dirty War" killed at least 15,000 people, perhaps twice as many, died of natural causes in Argentina's Marcos Paz prison, where he was serving multiple life sentences for crimes against humanity, officials said.

After leading a bloodless coup that toppled President Isabel Martinez de Peron on March 24, 1976, Videla became the head of a junta.

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11:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Aw-Inspiring Video: Sea Lion Worries When Little Girl Falls

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 4:28 am

Just before the fall, and the sea lion's wonderful reaction.
Live Leak

Take a break from the scandal du jour for something that's just darn nice.

A little girl was running in circles at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., this week. On the other side of a window, a sea lion was mimicking her moves — playing something of a game of tag without the tagging part.

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10:40am

Fri May 17, 2013
Music Reviews

Jerry Lee Lewis: Live, Singing As If Life Depended On It

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 2:49 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis shot to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire."
Courtesy of the artist

It was April 4, 1964, and Jerry Lee Lewis had officially bottomed out. He hadn't charted a record in years, and now, on tour in England and Germany, he was getting paid so little that he couldn't afford to bring his own musicians. Instead, he was forced to use pickup bands in England, and then, when he arrived in Hamburg, a British band called the Nashville Teens was waiting for him. The venue was the Star Club, where The Beatles, who had just leaped into stardom in America, had played not long before.

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10:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
Television

Bill Hader On Sketch Comedy, Classic Hollywood

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 2:49 pm

Bill Hader was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Stefon on Saturday Night Live.
Mike Coppola Getty Images

This interview was originally broadcast on Aug. 22, 2012.

Comedian Bill Hader is adept onstage and doing live TV. But he's scared to death of standup.

He remembers watching Chris Rock's 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, and thinking, "I don't know how people do that."

"I need a character," Hader tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I need people out there with me."

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9:53am

Fri May 17, 2013
5/19 at 4pm ~ 5/20 at 10pm

Berkeley Symphony Broadcast

composer Andreia Pinto-Correia

Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45,” the world premiere of “Alfama” by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto-Correia, and the Lutoslawski “Cello Concerto” with cellist Lynn Harrell.  Recorded live at Zellerbach Hall on February 7, 2013.  David Latulippe is your host.  Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 10pm.

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