12:14am

Mon March 25, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 5:42 am

Same-sex marriage advocates protest outside the county clerk's office in San Francisco on Feb. 14.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

When Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed his stance on gay marriage after his son came out as gay, he joined a tidal wave of Americans who have altered their views on the subject.

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12:13am

Mon March 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:01 am

George McCann has been diagnosed with a subtype of bipolar disorder called the "fear of harm" profile, and finds that a prescribed dose of ketamine every few days alleviates his symptoms.
Michael Rubenstein for NPR

As far back as he can remember, George McCann lived in fear. When he was asleep he would have horrific nightmares filled with violent images. When he was awake, he often felt threatened by people, including members of his own family. And when he felt threatened, he would become aggressive, even violent.

George spent his childhood certain that something very bad was going to happen. And when he was 12, it did. His unrelenting fears led to a violent outburst at school. And George landed in a psychiatric hospital.

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12:06am

Mon March 25, 2013

8:41pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Minds Over Matter - 3/23/2013

Minds Over Matter - March 23, 2013

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


2:55pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Business

Goldman Sachs Hopes To Profit By Helping Troubled Teens

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 4:07 pm

About half the juvenile offenders released from prison on Rikers Island in New York return within a year, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Dora Schriro says.
Bebeto Matthews AP

In the New York City prison system, the outlook for juvenile offenders is bleak. They're falling through the cracks, being arrested repeatedly, and being re-released onto the same streets only to be picked up again.

The criminal justice system is failing these 16- and 17-year-olds, says Dora Schriro, the commissioners of the city's Department of Corrections.

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2:27pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Millennials And Same-Sex Marriage: A Waning Divide

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 4:07 pm

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on Sunday.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court hears two important cases this week on the on same-sex marriage, an issue that a new poll says young Americans support in ever larger numbers.

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2:01pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Around the Nation

Where's George?: The Trail Of $1 Bills Across The U.S.

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 5:08 pm

A group of hobbyists has been tracking the movement of stamped "Where's George?" $1 bills across the country.
Prince Roy Flickr

When you hear the words "social network" you probably think of Facebook or Twitter. But years before either of those websites — when most of us weren't using the Internet at all — a smaller, stranger community was emerging around something called WheresGeorge.com, a 15-year-old subculture that's dedicated to the $1 bill.

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2:01pm

Sun March 24, 2013
History

Marking Forgotten Slave Burial Sites, Online

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 4:07 pm

Ben Harmon, Sandra Arnold's great-grandfather, was born a slave. He was buried on a former plantation in Tennessee and served as the inspiration for Arnold's project.
Courtesy of Sandra Arnold.

It all started on a former plantation in Tennessee. That's where Sandra Arnold's great-grandfather, Ben Harmon, who was born a slave, is buried next to his wife, Ethel. Their final resting spots are clearly marked, gravestone and all, but next to them, Arnold noticed an entire area of unmarked slave graves. She wondered if they could be family, too.

Her research started on that plot, then expanded to the state of Tennessee. Eventually, Arnold learned that it wasn't uncommon to find unmarked slave burial places across the country.

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1:08pm

Sun March 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Ex-President Musharraf Returns To A Different Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf greets supporters upon his arrival at Karachi airport in Pakistan on Sunday.
S.I. Ali AP

After four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has come home. His plan is to run for office and reclaim political influence, but death threats and legal battles complicate his return.

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12:53pm

Sun March 24, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Advice for the Formerly Middle Class

Millions of Americans have been forced out of the middle class. Are they doomed to miserable lives? We explore the options.

Also, in the show's first segment, I discuss lessons learned from a wonderful conference I keynoted Friday: Beyond Academia. For example, cognitive neuroscience will likely burgeon. Just as the late 20th century was the era of the heart. The coming decades will likely be remembered as the era of the brain.

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