9:10am

Tue March 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Trayvon Martin's Last Phone Call Contradicts Shooter's Claim, Attorney Says

George Zimmerman's statement to police about what 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was up to on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., "is completely contradicted" by the boy's cellphone records, an attorney for Martin's family just said during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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9:00am

Tue March 20, 2012
News

Was Trayvon Martin Targeted For Being Black?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, spring has sprung, so a good greeting for today is not just, Happy Spring, but also Happy New Year if you celebrate the Persian holiday, Norouz. We'll find out more about it in just a few minutes.

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9:00am

Tue March 20, 2012
News

Rep Brown: Teen's Death "Not The Picture We Want"

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 3:00 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, later in our mom's conversation we will pick up on an important conversation we know many people are having around bullying. Last week, we heard from a 15-year-old who'd been bullied at school for years. Today, we'll hear how his mom felt about hearing about this in a documentary. That's coming up later in the program.

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8:57am

Tue March 20, 2012
I Love to Rhyme

I Love to Rhyme: The Lyrics of Ira Gershwin 23 March

Ira Gershwin

In this episode, Alan Farley and Gershwin biographer Philip Furia conclude their look at "The Firebrand of Florence" and consider the film musical "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," for which Ira wrote lyrics to previously unused music by his late brother George.

 

Playlist:

 

 

From The Firebrand of Florence:

Night Music and Tarantella

A Rhyme for Angela

The World Is Full of Villains

You Have to Do What You Do Do

Love Is My Enemy

 

From The Shocking Miss Pilgrim:

Changing My Tune

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8:55am

Tue March 20, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee is expected to announce today whether he will remove Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from his position.

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8:45am

Tue March 20, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: We're all Muppets

A few words here for all my fellow Muppets, referring to Greg Smith, formerly of Goldman Sachs, who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times announcing he's out  of there due to his company’s extreme moral bankruptcy. According to Smith, associates are encouraged to rip off their own billion-dollar clients and regularly disparage them as Muppets.

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8:21am

Tue March 20, 2012
Author Interviews

Ahmed Rashid: Pakistan Lurches From Crisis To Crisis

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 12:00 pm

Ahmed Rashid writes for The Washington Post, El Mundo and other international newspapers.
Courtesy of Ahmed Rashid

In his latest book, Pakistan on the Brink, journalist Ahmed Rashid writes that he fears Pakistan "is on the brink of a meltdown."

"I fear almost anything could [send it over the edge]," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "There could be a major terrorist attack in the U.S. or Europe which is traced back to Pakistan. ... Then there's a very, very critical economic crisis in the country. There's no investment, no money, there's no energy — I live in Lahore. We've had no gas for six months."

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8:12am

Tue March 20, 2012
City Visions: March 26, 2012

Sharks of the San Francisco Bay

Photo by David McGuire

They are the Bay's majestic apex predators, critical to the aquatic food web and leading indicators of the health of the entire Bay ecosystem. Yet, relatively little is known about the eleven species of shark who call the San Francisco Bay home. What is the size, range, and biology of each of these populations?

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8:05am

Tue March 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Trayvon Martin Killing To Be Investigated By Florida Grand Jury

A grand jury in Florida is going to investigate the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a case that has grabbed national attention because of concern that the young man may have been a victim of racial profiling and that local police haven't been aggressive enough about looking into his death.

Orlando's WESH-TV reports that:

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7:56am

Tue March 20, 2012
The Salt

To Find Out About Food Allergies, First Use The Right Test

Nuts are a common source of true food allergy.
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A lot of people think they have food allergies, but they're likely wrong.

That's partly because it's easy to confuse common food-related problems like lactose intolerance or celiac disease with an allergy. But it's also because there are a lot of tests promoted for food allergies that don't measure up.

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