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.

9:53am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

Flax Seed: The Next Superfood For Cows And Beef?

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:41 am

NBO3 launched its enriched ground beef at the Tops grocery chain in New York in March.
Courtesy of NBO3

Flax is the oily seed usually spotted in the nutritional supplement or cereal aisles. It's marketed as a superfood because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Omega-3s may do all kinds of good things for humans — like protect against Alzheimer's, heart disease and even cancer — so it seems reasonable to think they could also protect the health of animals.

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9:47am

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Confirm Black Lung In Victims Of Mine Blast

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 2:20 pm

A memorial at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion in 2010.
Jeff Gentner AP

The tragic deaths of 29 coal miners in a massive explosion in 2010 have provided new evidence of a resurgence of the disease known as black lung.

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9:41am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Washington Green? State Creates Logo For Legal Pot

Branded: The official state of Washington marijuana logo.
Washington State Liquor Control Board

T-shirts will surely be made:

Along with draft rules for how to become a licensed grower or seller of marijuana, the Washington State Liquor Control Board this week released the official "icon logo" that will need to be put on packages of pot and "marijuana-infused products sold at retail."

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9:22am

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

Digital Disconnect - as featured on Your Call

Receive a copy of Digital Disconnect if you contribute a $120 pledge or higher to KALW. As featured on Your Call!

Digital Disconnect  is a paradigm-shifting analysis of the relationship between the internet and the economy from the celebrated scholar and award-winning author Robert McChesney.

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9:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

Game Over - as featured on Your Call

Game Over by Dave Zirin

Pledge at the $120 level or above and receive a copy of Dave Zirin's book, Game Over, about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics. As featured on Your Call!

During the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, athletes routinely made their political views known. In some cases, that isolated them from sports fans. In other cases, their influence led to real change. In recent decades, those voices fell silent. Some say the siren's call of endorsement deals made them gun-shy about speaking their minds.

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8:43am

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Biking To Work: Healthful Until You Hit A Pothole

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 am

Bartender Matt Carucci told NPR in 2012 that he rarely feels safe biking in the city but often rides without a helmet anyway. "There are a lot of other ways to hurt yourself," he said.
John Rose NPR

There's a lot to love about biking to work: the exercise, the fresh air, the cost savings and the benefits for the environment.

But does it make you healthier?

That's a question that's not as easy to answer as you might think. But since today is Bike to Work Day, we'll give it a try.

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
BackTalk

Listener Encourages Hugs And Violins

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

And now, it's time for BackTalk. That's where we lift the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere. Editor Ammad Omar is with us.

So, Ammad, what's going on today?

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Millennials Choosing Buses And Bikes Over Buicks

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

From teens with drive, we turn now to young people who have no interest in driving. This is National Bike to Work Day, and a substantial number of millennials choose bikes or public transportation or their feet to get around instead of cars. That's according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, which concluded that the 20th century driving boom is over.

Paul Eisenstein has written about this trend. He's the editor of TheDetroitBureau.com, and he joins me now. Welcome.

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