10:23am

Wed June 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Commenters Bite Back On The Paleo Diet

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:52 am

Vlad Averbukh, 29, a follower of the paleo diet, eats raw meat along the Hudson River in New York in 2010. (Averbukh did not weigh in on our blog post on the paleo diet.)
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Our post on the paleo diet moving from the CrossFit gym to the doctor's office generated a robust discussion here in our comments section (and on NPR's Facebook page).

Readers batted around the relative merits of the paleo diet, how to interpret Paleolithic man's short lifespan and the meaning of evolutionary medicine, among other issues.

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9:46am

Wed June 6, 2012
Remembrances

The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:07 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Some sad news this morning: The world has lost a literary giant. Author Ray Bradbury died last night after a long illness. He was 91 years old. He wrote such classics as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" - futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car. NPR's Arnie Seipel has more on Bradbury and his curious life.

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9:25am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Barbara Walters Apologizes For Trying To Help Assad Aide

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:18 am

Barbara Walters attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York in January.
Evan Agostini AP

The television journalist Barbara Walters apologized yesterday after leaked emails showed that she offered to help an aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad land a job in the U.S. after the aide helped Walters secure an interview with the despot.

The AP reports:

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9:24am

Wed June 6, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

(SF Gate) // Proposition A, which aimed to break Recology’s stronghold as San Francisco’s sole waste management company, was overwhelmingly rejected by voters yesterday. The measure would have separated the trash and recycling services for the city into separate district controlled by different companies, which is a common model for most cities in California.

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9:06am

Wed June 6, 2012
It's All Politics

California Primary Sets Up Same-Party U.S. House Contests In November

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:17 am

A voter marks her ballot in the California primary in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

California's new truly open primary held Tuesday could result in single-party matchups in November for eight of the state's 53 U.S. House seats.

While some results remained unofficial Wednesday morning, five congressional districts were certain to have Democrat-vs.-Democrat races on Nov. 6, while a sixth looked likely; two districts could have Republican-vs.-Republican contests.

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8:54am

Wed June 6, 2012
Technology

The Deleted Tweets Of Politicians Find A New Home

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:54 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, could raising the retirement age help preserve Social Security? A new study suggested that actually might not work, and could also significantly hurt blue-collar workers. We'll talk about that in just a few minutes.

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8:54am

Wed June 6, 2012
Election 2012

What Do Tuesday's Results Mean For November?

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:54 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, a lot of famous people have gotten in trouble for being reckless with the social media tool Twitter, but now the skilful use of the delete key may not be enough to save them if they are running for office or are already a member of Congress. We'll find out why in just a few minutes.

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8:52am

Wed June 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Independent Grades For Hospitals Show Quality Could Be Better

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 1:23 pm

Hospitals that muff patient safety avoided F's for now, but a new independent grading system will hand those out before long.
iStockphoto.com

The cities of New York and Los Angeles grade their restaurants on cleanliness and the precautions they take to avoid making customers sick.

Now hospitals are getting similar assessments for their patient safety records from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that's looking to improve the quality and safety of health care.

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8:44am

Wed June 6, 2012
Book Reviews

Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests'

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 8:08 am

A dark and stormy night; an isolated manor house; a knock at the door. These are the surefire elements that have kept Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap creaking continuously on the London stage ever since its premiere in 1952. And these are the very same elements that make Sadie Jones' new novel, The Uninvited Guests, such a delicious romp to read.

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8:43am

Wed June 6, 2012
Music Reviews

Making Music From Messy Relationships With 'Kin'

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 8:08 am

The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell.
Deborah Feingold

It's not unusual for poets to try their hands at pop music-making. Patti Smith was a poet before she was a rock star. In recent years, print-poets such as David Berman and Wyn Cooper have put out more-than-credible song collections. But Mary Karr, known more for prize-winning memoirs such as The Liars Club and Lit than for her excellent poetry, has taken a high-profile risk that's paid off.

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