9:15am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Took Own Life, Medical Examiner Says

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 12:51 pm

Viking Press

David Oliver Relin, a journalist who had reported from around the world before gaining fame — and getting mired in controversy — as co-author of the best-selling Three Cups of Tea, took his own life when he died on Nov. 15 in Oregon, The New York Times reports.

It got that word from Relin's family.

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9:00am

Mon December 3, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Amber" by 311

This song reminds Isabelle Jimenez of going to the beach with her family.

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8:57am

Mon December 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How much technology can one city take?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with journalist David Talbot about San Francisco ’s digital gold rush, which he says is causing the city to struggle for its soul. His latest piece has caused quite a stir. He reports that the new tech boom has added $6 billion to the city’s tax roll over the past year, but rents are soaring and people are being squeezed out of town. Do you like what technology is doing to your city? Join us at 10 am PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guest:

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8:34am

Mon December 3, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle: Self-taught teenage engineer builds radio station from scrap metal

If you haven’t already met 15-year-old Kelvin Doe, it’s time. The kid will no doubt be a household name in the U.S. within a decade.

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8:30am

Mon December 3, 2012
NPR Story

MILLENNIAL WOMEN CONFIDENT AT WORK

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:13 am

Telecommuting and flexible schedules are the latest tools for establishing work-life balance. 'Generation Y' women are taking greater advantage of them. Host Michel Martin talks to Laura Sessions Stepp, who has written about the career choices of millennial women in this week's Washington Post Magazine.

8:30am

Mon December 3, 2012
Law

Is The Voting Rights Act Outdated?

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:13 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will speak with the author of a new study that offers some intriguing insights about why some people move up in the workplace more quickly than others. That conversation is coming up in a few minutes.

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8:30am

Mon December 3, 2012
Race

WHY YOU NEED A WORK 'SPONSOR'

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:13 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend the next few minutes talking about the world of work. Later, we take a look at this week's Washington Post Magazine and we'll speak with a writer who says that the so-called millennial generation, especially the women, really are changing what work looks like.

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8:21am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Pregnant

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 10:23 am

April 29, 2011: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after their wedding.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

Here's the news you've been waiting for, royal watchers:

"The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced." (BBC News)

That would be Catherine, wife of Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge). They, of course, are the potential future king and queen.

The BBC adds that:

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8:05am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Salt

Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 6:08 am

Maine scientists catch an adult lobster eating baby lobster for dinner.
Courtesy of Noah Oppenheim.

Step back, lobsters coming through!

This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices plummeted. Many fishermen tied up their boats, and a price war even broke out between Canadian and Maine seafood distributors.

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8:04am

Mon December 3, 2012
The Two-Way

A Syrian Tank Shells Turkey, Yet The Response Is Silence. Why?

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 9:28 am

Turkish soldiers stand guard in the town of Akcakale, just across the border from Syria, on Oct. 4. The Turks have often issued stern warnings and retaliated when shooting from the Syrian war has come across their border. But Turkey did not respond to an incident over the weekend.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

Whenever the Syrian military fires across the border into Turkey, it threatens to ignite a major confrontation.

But sometimes the Turks choose to play down cross-border attacks on their territory, and an episode Saturday shows how complicated these shootings can be in a war that continues to evolve.

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