12:20am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Salt

Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 1:35 pm

John Silloway fixes maple sap lines in Randolph, Vt., in February 2011.
Toby Talbot AP

In Vermont, maple syrup is growing jobs and allowing farmers to make a profit.

When most people imagine maple syrup production, they think of buckets hanging from trees collecting sap. But these days, most of that sap is collected by pipeline and vacuum pumps.

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12:19am

Mon April 8, 2013
Business

What Drives Us? Car Sharing Reflects Cultural Shift

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:09 am

Car2Go vehicles lined up in Washington, D.C., as the company prepared to launch service there last year. The car sharing service is also in Europe and other American cities, including Seattle; Austin, Texas; Miami; and Portland, Ore.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

As car sharing continues to gain traction among American drivers, Car2Go is one company benefiting from the changing way we use cars.

Seattleite David Stewart doesn't own a car. Instead, the managing partner of a small social media company relies on Car2Go for getting around.

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12:18am

Mon April 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Listen Up To Smarter, Smaller Hearing Aids

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:17 am

Composer Richard Einhorn lost most of his hearing several years ago, but that hasn't held him back, thanks to state-of-the-art digital hearing aids.
Kevin Rivoli AP

One day in the fall of 2010, composer Richard Einhorn woke up and realized there was something horribly wrong with his hearing.

"There was an enormous, violent buzzing in my ears," he says. "And I realized that my right ear had gone completely deaf."

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11:39pm

Sun April 7, 2013

9:37pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Minds Over Matter - 4/7/13

Minds Over Matter - April 7, 2013

Tonight: Dana Rodriguez, Laury Fischer, Gerry Nachman and listeners on the Bay Area's favorite call-in radio quiz show!




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2:46pm

Sun April 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The 'Zero TV' Crowd

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 5:39 am

Broadcasters will convene this week in Las Vegas to discuss how to win back the "Zero TV Crowd": a rapidly growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services.

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2:42pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 4/7/13

Careers for the second half of life.

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2:42pm

Sun April 7, 2013
U.S.

After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:19 am

Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down during his deployment to Iraq. Since then, his health has only deteriorated. He has decided to refuse care and end his life, and his wife, Claudia Cuellar, says she respects his wishes.
Frank Morris for NPR

After a dozen years at war, an estimated 2 million active-duty service members will have returned home by the end of 2013. Some reintegrate without much struggle, but for others it's not so easy. The psychological wounds of war can sometimes prove to be just as fatal as the physical ones.

For injured veterans such as Tomas Young, life is a daily struggle. But this Iraq War veteran, who says his physical and emotional pain is unbearable, has decided to end his life.

At War

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12:38pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

A PR Person's How-To Guide For Spinning College Sports

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 2:42 pm

The leg injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been a rallying point for fans nationwide. But the University of Louisville is hoping to avoid looking like they're taking advantage.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

The Final Four games at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament on Saturday were just the latest in a week that's been eventful — and unpredictable.

Bettina Cornwell, a marketing expert at the University of Oregon, says universities and colleges like to be ready with their public relations strategies. But sometimes you just can't plan for sports.

How To Be Cinderella

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12:36pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 4/7/13

Careers in the second half of life.

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