2:09am

Sat March 16, 2013
NPR Story

Bright Beginnings, Sad Endings In Sports News

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 4:46 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Time now for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SIMON: Spring has sprung with a doubleheader of baseball - spring training and the World Baseball Classic. Nothing classic, though, about the defeat of the U.S. team last night by Puerto Rico. They were eliminated but doesn't really matter. The Miami Heat continue the streak while a college team does too, just in the opposite direction. We're joined now from Sedona, Arizona by Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine. Good morning, Howard.

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2:09am

Sat March 16, 2013
NPR Story

Reading The Tea Leaves Of Obama's Mideast Trip

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 6:57 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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2:09am

Sat March 16, 2013
NPR Story

What's Changed: From Brady Bill To Current Gun Control Push

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 4:46 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Sarah Brady has worked for tougher gun laws for decades. Her husband, Jim Brady, was shot in the head by John Hinckley when he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Jim Brady was President Reagan's press secretary and has lived with a disability ever since. The Bradys founded the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which worked to pass a law that now bears their name, the Brady Bill.

And Sarah Brady joins us from her home in Virginia. Ms. Brady, thanks very for being with us.

SARAH BRADY: Thank you for having me.

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1:03am

Sat March 16, 2013
Movie Interviews

'Leviathan': The Fishing Life, From 360 Degrees

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 4:46 am

The noisy film is mostly wordless, with animals and nature filling in the blanks between its strangely stark images.
The Cinema Guild

Leviathan is a documentary — and yet not a documentary. It's a near-wordless, almost abstract depiction of an 80-foot groundfishing boat heading out of New Bedford, Mass. The film's unusual structure and point of view has gotten rave reviews at festivals and from many critics.

Sometimes you don't know quite what you're seeing and listening to in Leviathan. You hear metal groaning and rasping, see fish, gloves and tools tossed about on a boat that's pitching and rolling in a roaring wind.

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3:55pm

Fri March 15, 2013
The Two-Way

North Dakota Legislature OKs Bill Banning Abortions After Heartbeat Is Found

Rep. Bette Grande, R-Fargo, talks to reporters at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. on Friday.
James MacPherson AP

A week after the Arkansas legislature passed the strictest measure in the country on abortion, North Dakota's legislature passed a bill that goes further and would ban abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected.

Arkansas' bill banned abortions after 12 weeks; North Dakota's could ban them as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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3:42pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Shots - Health News

Is Your Medicine Vegan? Probably Not

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Heparin is an anticoagulant and the prescription version is made from pig, raising concerns for vegans.
Rob Kim Landov

Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere.

That's the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently translated into English for the first time. What's veganissimo? It's veganism of the highest order, according to the German authors Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen, who call themselves "professional vegans." (Is veganism a healthful way to eat? Sorry, we're not going there in this post.)

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3:27pm

Fri March 15, 2013
It's All Politics

Romney, Yesterday's Man At CPAC, Gets A Winner's Reception

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 3:44 pm

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leaves the stage after speaking Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland's National Harbor.
Alex Wong Getty Images

It was one of the most anticipated moments at this year's large gathering of conservative activists.

What would Mitt Romney say in his first major speech since he lost the presidential election and, even more importantly, how would the crowd treat him?

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3:27pm

Fri March 15, 2013
All Tech Considered

'Keep Google Reader Running' Petition Hits 100K; Fans Audition Replacements

Google's announcement this week that it would discontinue its Reader after the end of June has left loyal users angry — and scrambling for replacements.
NPR

Google's announcement this week that it will kill its Reader product on July 1 prompted moans of despair from those who rely on the free RSS service to monitor headlines. To illustrate the level of dependency they've come to feel, some are comparing the move to Google abandoning search.

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3:12pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Education

Contribute to San Francisco's future: Host a student intern

SFUSD SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2014

For information about this program, please contact Darlene Cardenas at 415-379-7769 or cardenasd@sfusd.edu

Hosting an intern is one of the single most important ways a business or individual can support students as they become young adults.  Providing perspective and guidance to a young person as they navigate to adulthood changes lives in addition to building brand recognition and improving the workforce of San Francisco. 

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2:57pm

Fri March 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Federal Judge Rules The FBI's Secret Demands Of Data Are Unconstitutional

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 3:29 pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Win McNamee Getty Images

A federal judge in California ruled today that the FBI cannot secretly demand data from banks and phone companies in national security cases. The judge said orders that keep those requests secret violate the First Amendment.

NPR's Carrie Johnson filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The demands known as 'national security letters' became a quick and popular tool for the FBI to gather information without a judge's pre-approval in the years after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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