8:44am

Mon May 7, 2012
Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 12:31 pm

Adam Yauch.
Bryan Bedder Getty Images

Adam "MCA" Yauch, one of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47.

With his raspy voice, Yauch started making music with Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) when they were all teenagers in New York City in the early 1980s. The Beastie Boys started out as a punk band, but in 1987, the group released Licensed to Ill, the first hop-hop album to reach No. 1 on the pop charts.

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8:13am

Mon May 7, 2012
Television

Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At 'Girls'

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 8:42 am

Girls has been compared to Sex and the City. The characters, played by (from left) Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet, navigate the ups and downs of life in New York City.
HBO

Lena Dunham was just 23 years old when her second feature film, Tiny Furniture, won the best narrative feature prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The movie's success led to Dunham striking a deal with HBO for a comedy series about a group of 20-something girls navigating New York City.

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8:10am

Mon May 7, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Biden On Being Comfortable With Same-Sex Marriage

Vice President Biden.
Win McNamee Getty Images

By saying Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press that he is "absolutely comfortable" with equal rights for partners in same-sex marriages and that love is at the root of all marriages "whether they're marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals," Vice President Biden has set off speculation about whether the Obama administration may soon fully endorse same-sex marriage.

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7:24am

Mon May 7, 2012
The Two-Way

What Killed Soldier In Afghanistan Who Died While Skyping With His Wife?

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 8:41 am

Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark.
U.S. Army AP

The mystery surrounding the death of Army Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, who collapsed on April 30 while on a Skype call from Afghanistan to his wife back in the U.S., has deepened.

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5:54am

Mon May 7, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Monday May 7, 2012

1959 - Los Angeles Coliseum (highlighted story below)
  • 128th Day of 2012 / 238 Remaining
  • 44 Days Until Summer Begins
  • Sunrise:6:07
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  • 14 Hours of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:10:22pm
  • Moon Set:7:20am
  • Moon’s Phase: 96 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • June 4 @ 4:11am
  • Full Strawberry Moon
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4:51am

Mon May 7, 2012
The Two-Way

'Strategic Release' Program Has Set Free Some Afghan Insurgents

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 4:52 am

Former Taliban fighters displayed their weapons as they joined Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province last Wednesday ( May 2, 2012).
Aref Karimi AFP/Getty Images

"The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups," reports The Washington Post, which calls the program "a bold effort to quell violence, but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks."

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4:49am

Mon May 7, 2012
Sports

Orioles, Rex Sox Run Out Of Pitchers

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 9:55 am

The 17-inning game went so long, that for the first time since 1925, two Major League teams had non-pitchers on the mound. Baltimore won with pitching from Chris Davis, who's trained to play first base.

4:39am

Mon May 7, 2012
Around the Nation

Contest To Search For New Top Liar

Transcript

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4:20am

Mon May 7, 2012
The Two-Way

'Seismic Shift' In Europe After French And Greek Elections

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 9:53 am

In Paris on Sunday, supporters of newly elected president Francois Hollande celebrated.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images
  • Eleanor Beardsley, reporting on 'Morning Edition'
  • Sylvia Poggioli reporting on 'Morning Edition'
(Note: We updated the market news in this post at midday.)

A victory Sunday by Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande in France and the rejection by voters in Greece of that country's austerity policies have caused a "seismic shift" that threatens the future of the euro,

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3:39am

Mon May 7, 2012
Election 2012

Ron Paul Backers Dominate Nevada's GOP Convention

Mitt Romney is not the only Republican running for president. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is still in the race. Over the weekend in Nevada, Paul supporters outnumber Romney backers at the state GOP convention in Sparks.

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