3:09am

Fri February 1, 2013
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:09 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And now to Google, which is looking for some hackers to ride to the top in an unusual competition. Our last word in business is: pi contest, as in 3.14.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Three point one four, that's the amount in millions of dollars that Google is offering in what its Podium Hacking Contest. The challenge here is to hack the Google Chrome operating system and expose security flaws.

Travis McCoy is the product manager for Chrome and we asked him why pi.

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3:09am

Fri February 1, 2013
NPR Story

Ravens Are Super Bowl Underdogs, But Are Stats On Their Side?

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:09 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Baltimore Ravens are the underdogs in this Sunday's Super Bowl, going up against the San Francisco 49ers. Now, there have been bigger underdogs. And yes, the Ravens are not the lowest-seeded team to make it to the Super Bowl. But the Ravens have beaten the odds in another way. NPR's Mike Pesca talked to some football numbers guys and has this report.

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12:47am

Fri February 1, 2013
Author Interviews

Netflix Moves Back Into Content Production With 'Cards'

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 8:26 am

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Netflix customers will soon have a new option: Along with the company's usual offerings, viewers will be able to watch a new show called House of Cards, a political drama adapted from a British show, and starring Kevin Spacey. David Fincher (known for The Social Network and Seven) will direct the first two episodes. But what's new about House of Cards is that all 13 episodes will be available at once — and they were financed by Netflix itself.

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12:44am

Fri February 1, 2013
It's All Politics

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 8:26 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. She officially leaves her post on Friday.
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Hillary Clinton leaves her job Friday as secretary of state with sky-high approval ratings, and there's already a superPAC established urging her to run for president in 2016.

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12:40am

Fri February 1, 2013
History

Grand Central, A Cathedral For Commuters, Celebrates 100

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Friday marks the day that 100 years ago, Grand Central Terminal opened its doors for business for the very first time. The largest railroad terminal in the world, the magnificent Beaux-Arts building is in the heart of New York City on 42nd St. And while it no longer serves long-distance trains, it's still a vibrant part of the city's eco-system.

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12:26am

Fri February 1, 2013

10:10pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? February 4, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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10:02pm

Thu January 31, 2013

7:03pm

Thu January 31, 2013
U.S.

Relentless, Despite Losses: Congressman's Climb To The Hill

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:09 am

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn explains the hope he carries along with him in his career to his granddaughter Sydney Reed.
StoryCorps

It took years for Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina to become who he is today: the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.

And those years included many failures. During a visit to StoryCorps, his granddaughter Sydney Reed, who was 10 at the time of the recording, asks Clyburn a personal question: "Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?"

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5:03pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 31, 2013

Redefining education with Kenneth Monteiro; Coping with tragedy through traditional Japanese poetry; A 49ers Fan since '46; Audiograph: The Answer, finally!; and KALW makes a Super Bowl bet with Baltimore station WTMD; and local band Electrician.

To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

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