11:58am

Tue March 12, 2013
City Visions: March 18, 2013

The Rise of the Young Philanthropist

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, under 40 and the 5th largest donors in 2012.

Host Lauren Meltzer and guests discuss the growing impact of young philanthropists. Last year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that three of the top five donors of 2012 were under 40. Two of the three live in the Bay Area, which seems to generate new millionaires with each successful I.P.O. What are the values of these young donors? The Bay Area has lost some major philanthropists in the last five years - will this new guard fill their shoes? 


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11:36am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

NASA: Rover Data Indicates Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 3:50 pm

This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The group of scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover made a big announcement during a press conference today: "We have found a habitable environment that is so benign" if there was water there, "you be able to drink it," John P. Grotzinger, professor of geology at Caltech, said summing up the rover's latest findings.

That is, at one point Mars had the right conditions to support living microbes.

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11:23am

Tue March 12, 2013
Music Interviews

Adrian Younge: Looking Back To Move Hip-Hop Forward

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Courtesy of the artist

11:19am

Tue March 12, 2013
Book Reviews

'Lean In': Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women

AP

Sheryl Sandberg tells an anecdote in her new book, Lean In, about sitting down with her boss, Mark Zuckerberg, for her first performance review as chief operating officer at Facebook. Zuckerberg told her that her "desire to be liked by everybody would hold [her] back." I hope she's worked on that problem because over the past few weeks, there sure have been a lot of people hating on Sheryl Sandberg.

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11:09am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Google Will Pay $7 Million To Settle Street View Data Capturing Case

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 11:37 am

The camera mounted on a Google Street View car used to photograph whole streets obscures part of the U.S. Internet giant's logo.
Daniel Mihailescu AFP/Getty Images

Google has agreed to pay a $7 million fine to settle claims from 37 states and the District of Columbia that the search giant improperly collected data from unsecured wireless networks across the United States using its "Street View" vehicles.

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10:00am

Tue March 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

When It Comes To Health Care, Patients Don't Want To Weigh Costs

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 2:06 pm

Patients say they feel little personal responsibility for keeping health costs lower.
Andrei Tchernov iStockphoto.com

People willingly drive across town to save 50 cents on a carton of milk. But when it comes to health care, they don't want to think about how much it costs, and they don't want their doctors to think about it either, according to a recent study in the journal Health Affairs.

That's not good news for those who hope to nudge people into being more cost-conscious health care consumers.

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9:57am

Tue March 12, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Obama (And Any President) Fails To Meet Expectations

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 12:06 pm

As with other recent presidents, Barack Obama is disliked and distrusted by roughly half the public. But some of his perceived failings may be the result of an inflated expectations game that all modern presidents must play.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Whether President Obama attacks members of Congress, takes them out to dinner or pays them visits on Capitol Hill, he needs their support in order to achieve major parts of his agenda.

That presidents are at the mercy of Congress when it comes to budgets and legislation is an obvious point, and one deeply embedded in the U.S. constitutional system.

But it's a truism that often gets overlooked in the rush to assume that what a president wants, a president can get.

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9:37am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Palestinian Rocket Likely Killed 11-Month Old In Gaza, UN Report Says

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 6:54 am

Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad.
Majed Hamdan AP

It became the iconic photograph of Israel's military strikes in Gaza last November:

It showed Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic journalist, carrying the body of his 11-month-old son, Ahmad. Misharawi is wailing, asking "What did my son do to die like this?"

An easy inference to make from the photograph was that the boy died because of an Israeli airstrike.

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9:21am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Accused Colorado Theater Shooter

After his attorneys said they need more time to prepare to respond to the 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes he faces, a Colorado judge on Tuesday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes.

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9:05am

Tue March 12, 2013
History

First African-American Poet Still Showing New Work

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Newly found poem by Jupiter Hammon.
Courtesy of Yale University Libraries

It's the handwriting that stands out to Cedrick May.

As an associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Arlington, he assigned his doctoral students to find some of the known works by Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American poet. Hammon's works date back to 1760.

What one student ended up finding was a previously unpublished piece by the poet that shows how deeply he thought about slavery and religion.

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