3:01pm

Wed August 1, 2012
The Salt

'Sweet Child O' Mine,' Julia Child Mash-Up Honors America's First Top Chef

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:31 am

Julia Child prepares a French delicacy in her cooking studio on Nov. 24, 1970.
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Julia Child, the woman credited with singlehandedly teaching America how to cook, would have turned 100 years old on August 15 this year.

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2:45pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Economy

One Job Seeker's Ruse To Check Out His Competition

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 10:49 am

Have you ever wondered who else is out there applying for the jobs you want?
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Eric Auld wants a full-time job. He completed a master's program in 2009 and has a part-time job as an adjunct lecturer, but that provides barely enough to cover the bills.

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2:35pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Sports

Throwing Games: Is It Strategy Or Cheating?

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Not using one's best efforts to win a match. Few Americans know much about the sport of badminton, but that rule will likely be the subject of a lot of discussion over the next few days. Today, badminton officials at the London Olympics disqualified eight players for tanking. Women's doubles teams from South Korea, Indonesia and China drew boos yesterday when it looked like they deliberately lost preliminary matches to engineer more congenial match-ups later in the tournament.

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2:35pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Politics

The Best And Worst VP Candidates Of All Time

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. The Texas Tea Party cruises to victory. Congress actually acts to avoid a shutdown, and former Veep Dick Cheney pans the Palin pick. It's Wednesday and time for a...

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: A mistake.

CONAN: ...edition of the Political Junkie.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: There you go again.

VICE PRESIDENT WALTER MONDALE: When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad: Where's the beef?

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2:34pm

Wed August 1, 2012
NPR Story

'Ways Of Forgetting' Color Japan's Present Day

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 11:02 am

American bomber pilot Paul W. Tibbets Jr. (center) stands with the ground crew of the bomber Enola Gay, which Tibbets flew in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Tinian island, Northern Marianas, August 1945.
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In 2003, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush argued that an occupation could work because history provided an example in a non-Christian, non-white, non-Western country: the United States' occupation of Japan during World War II.

He cited the work of historian John Dower, the pre-eminent scholar of postwar Japan, who promptly published an op-ed to protest a misuse of history. His work, he said, should have led President Bush to the opposite conclusion.

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2:07pm

Wed August 1, 2012
NPR Story

Crustacean Adventures — Love at First Crack

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:53 pm

"Beware the green stuff," says Maggie Shipstead.
Daniel Gilbey

Maggie Shipstead just published her first novel, Seating Arrangements.

There haven't been very many. I started late. Until I was 21, I thought I didn't like seafood. Then I got tipsy and ate a whole lobster, and my life changed.

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12:53pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Around the Nation

Mayor: 'We'll Listen' To Anaheim Residents

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program, we'll hear about some important provisions in the health care overhaul bill that go into effect today. Now, a number of these provisions remain controversial but we're going to step aside from the politics for a minute to try to find out what they mean for individuals. That's coming up later in the program.

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12:53pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Music

For Artist Lira, South Africa Is All Soul

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, my weekly Can I Just Tell You essay.

First, though, we want to introduce you to a multiplatinum-selling artist with four albums to her credit, many awards, the face of a model, the voice of an angel. Her name is Lira.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FEEL GOOD")

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12:53pm

Wed August 1, 2012
World

Power Back On, But India's Outlook A Bit More Dim

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we'd like to take closer look at how losing power can grind a country to a halt. This week, India has been dealing with what is being called the world's worst blackout. Major power outages this week left well over 600 million people in the dark. Coal miners were trapped. Hospitals struggled with backup generators, and transportation was a mess, which had this man complaining to Al Jazeera International.

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12:53pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Health Care

Will Health Provisions Tame Birth Control Cost?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Later in the program, we are going to talk about that massive power outage in India that left more than half the country in the dark this week. Officials say that power has now mostly been restored. But we are going to hear from a columnist and author who says that it is actually a symptom of a much bigger problem in the country than the admittedly very large problem of such a massive power outage. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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