Music Interviews
12:32 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Tift Merritt: A Singer With An Outsider's Heart

Tift Merritt's latest album is called Traveling Alone.
Parker Fitzgerald Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 1:59 pm

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris. She also has received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. The kind of music she makes doesn't attract much commercial attention — and that seems to suit her just fine.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:31 am
Tue October 9, 2012

A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen

Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities.
L.A. Cicero Stanford University

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 8:35 am

At a recent academic conference, Michigan State University professor Natalie Phillips stole a glance around the room. A speaker was talking but the audience was fidgety. Some people were conferring among themselves, or reading notes. One person had dozed off.

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All Tech Considered
5:15 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

Sarah Wagner shows off an Egraph of Kerry Wood, her favorite Cubs player.
David Schaper NPR

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:39 am

On her 22nd birthday this summer, Sarah Wagner of suburban Wheaton, Ill., who describes herself as a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, opened an email to find an incredible surprise — a recorded message from her favorite Cubs player:

"Hey, Sarah! Kerry Wood here! Thanks for your message and I hope you're having a great summer!"

"When I heard for the first time, I instantly smiled," says Wagner. "I think my hands probably went over like my mouth, like, 'Oh my gosh, Kerry Wood is talking to me, even though he has no idea who I am!' "

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Native America Calling
3:53 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Native in the Spotlight: Oscar Olivera

Wed. 10/10 11a: For hundreds of Indigenous nations around the globe access to water is one of the biggest issues that is not only challenging a way of life but, also traditions. 

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CounterSpin
3:49 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

John Sides on debates, Graham Erion on Chevron

Tue. 10/9 8:30a: Do presidential debates actually matter? TV networks spend days, if not weeks, building up debate drama aren't likely to tackle that issue. 

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Living on Earth
3:48 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Bird Note-Migrating Geese

Tom Grey

Wed. 10/10 8a: As October gets underway, so does the fall migration. 

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Raices
3:46 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Panameño pianist Danilo Pérez

 Mon. Oct 8, 7:30p: Raíces features Panamanian pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez. His distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz, covering both the folkloric and world music of the Americas, has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences.  As a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since early 2000,  he won a Grammy. Pérez and his TRIO will perform later this week at the Outpost in Albuquerque.

'Another Thing': Test Your Clever Skills
3:38 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

'Another Thing': Singing The Housework Blues

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 7:38 pm

Each week, All Things Considered and Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free Range Kids, bring you "Another Thing," an on-air puzzle to test your cleverness skills. We take a trend in the news and challenge you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.

This week's challenge: A study out of Norway found that couples who split the chores equally are 50 percent more likely to divorce.

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Native America Calling
3:35 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Bringing Balance Back: Life After Rape

Tue. 10/9 11a: Has sexual violence always existed in our Native communities? Are sex crimes just more acute in Indian Country making them more visible?

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From Our Listeners
2:41 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Letters: The Enduring Line Of Inigo Montoya

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 3:38 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Time now for your comments about our program. And today, comments inspired by this memorable movie line.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE PRINCESS BRIDE")

MANDY PATINKIN: (as Inigo Montoya) Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.

SIEGEL: Spanish swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the 1987 film, "The Princess Bride." As the movie celebrates its 25th anniversary, the actor who delivered that line, Mandy Patinkin, talked with my co-host Melissa Block about how often he's asked to repeat it.

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