12:47am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Changing Lives Of Women

She Works: Having It All

Doby Photography NPR

For our series on the Changing Lives of Women, we're asking NPR women about their careers — and inviting you to join the conversation. This question goes to All Things Considered host Audie Cornish.

Question: What does it mean to have it all?

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12:40am

Thu May 9, 2013
Planet Money

I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 6:47 am

Climb every mountain? Really?
Jean-Pierre Clatot AFP/Getty Images

A while back, Max Kornblith sent the following email to Tyler Cowen, an economist who blogs at Marginal Revolution:

1) As a fairly recent graduate of an Ivy League institution (with a bachelor's degree), most of my classmates seemed to have some idea that career and life path choice should be driven by a "passion" such that the right choice is self-evident to the chooser. What does this belief mean to you as a social scientist? ...

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12:33am

Thu May 9, 2013
All Tech Considered

Consumers Facing Subscription Service Overload Will Only Get More Choices

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 1:02 pm

YouTube is expected to announce in the coming days that it will launch paid subscription channels, a first for the online video platform that's been around since 2005. But, with the growing number of subscription services available for entertainment, shopping and news, some consumers say they're reaching digital subscription overload.

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12:32am

Thu May 9, 2013
It's All Politics

Democrats Hope For A Bright Future In The Lone Star State

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 2:51 am

Voters leave the Old Blanco Courthouse in Blanco, Texas, after casting their ballots in November 2012. Democrats hope demographics and a new organizational push give them a brighter future in Texas.
Eric Gay AP

President Obama travels to Texas on Thursday for the second time in as many weeks. He will talk about job training and economic opportunity, but he may have a political opportunity on his mind as well.

Obama lost Texas by more than 1 million votes last year. But Democrats believe their fortunes in the Lone Star State may soon change, thanks to demographics and a new organizational push.

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12:31am

Thu May 9, 2013
All Tech Considered

Stitching Connections Between U.S. Fashion Designers, Makers

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 2:51 am

Universal Elliot Corp., a belt-maker in New York City, is one of the fashion companies featured on the Maker's Row website.
Courtesy of Maker's Row

12:30am

Thu May 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

California Weighs Expanded Role For Nurse Practitioners

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 12:14 pm

Nurse Practioner Tina Clark examines Anastacia Casperson at the Glide Health Clinic in San Francisco.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Flickr

As states gear up for the Affordable Care Act, they're trying to figure out if there will be enough providers of health care to meet demand from the newly insured.

California is one of 15 states expected to consider legislation this year that would give advanced practice nurses more authority to care for patients without a doctor's supervision.

Tina Clark is a nurse practitioner at Glide Health Services, a clinic in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, a low-income section of the city.

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12:29am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Changing Lives Of Women

From Mother To Daughter On 'Having It All'

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 3:51 am

Anne-Marie Slaughter with her mother, Anne, and father, Edward.
Courtesy of Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter had been the director of policy planning for the State Department for two years — commuting from Princeton, N.J., where her family lived, to Washington, D.C., where the job was — when she realized something had to give.

"It was a fabulous job, but at the end of two years I simply had to recognize that I needed to be at home," Slaughter tells Morning Edition's Renee Montagne. Moreover, she adds, "I wanted to be at home, and there was no way to do that and to do the kind of job that Secretary Clinton needed me to do."

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11:54pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Movie Interviews

An Epic Of India Gets A Canvas Its Own Size

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 3:54 am

Parvati and Saleem (Shriya Saran and Satya Bhabha), born in tandem at the birth of independent India, are at the center of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children. Thirty years after the book's publication, filmmaker Deepa Mehta has committed the story to the big screen.
108 Media

In the 1970s, Salman Rushdie was an unknown writer living in London. He decided to return to the country of his birth and rough it across India on what he describes as "extraordinarily long 15-hour bus rides with chickens vomiting on our feet."

That trip inspired Midnight's Children, the Booker Prize-winning novel that many consider Rushdie's literary masterpiece. Now, more than 30 years after it was published, Midnight's Children arrives on the big screen in a glittering film adaptation from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta.

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11:51pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Business

Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 2:51 am

Federal employees demonstrate against the U.S. budget sequester, outside New York's Federal Plaza on Tuesday.
John Moore Getty Images

Federal workers say they don't have much to celebrate these days.

Furloughs began in April, exacerbating already low morale for many government agencies as budgets have tightened. Downsizing has meant more work for those who remain, and talk of further cuts has many worried about job security. This year is also the third that federal workers haven't received a pay increase, contributing to discontent.

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5:54pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jews in the golden age of Rock and Roll

If you look back at the origins of rock music, or Rock and Roll, as it was known in the 1950s, you hear that the new sound borrowed elements from gospel, rhythm & blues, and country.

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